GT2 (8928) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL thanks to ajax25g. Pours inky red, low foam. Nose is excellent red wine barrel, bourbon, mild dark alcohol. Taste is spicy, woody, dry and definitely over oaked. Palate is woody, tannic, overly dry.
Roonai (281) - - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big and boozy but tasty and balanced- this brew has caramel and coffee beneath a subtle and balancing wine barrel fruitiness- can really get a lot of woody dry red wine. Pretty tasty and pretty friggin ’big’ #thatswhatshesaid
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has rich sweet dark fruits and sweet dark grains with a bit of roasted malts and backing notes of red wine and a hint of coffee. Flavor begins with sweet dark grains and dark fruits with a strong growing red wine note with a bit of roasted malts and a coffee bite in the finish.
Pinball (10998) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. pitch dark, smooth small brown head. aroma is wood, hard roasted malts, faint boozy note too. strong.. but a little bit one dimensional the abv considering. Flavor is incredibly rich, insane roasted malty intense note, as well as loads of wood, and then finer notes proably from the wood too. salty licorice notes. very tasty for a 16%abv imp stout, not as sweet as feared, the bitterness is stunning, almost peppery. tastes more like some badass 40% liqeur than a mere 16% black beer. lots of power.
koleminer20 (806) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at Sergio's, courtesy of Tyler, thanks! The pour is a light black with hints of brown around the edges and a thin ring of light khaki head and no lace. The aroma is beautiful. There is a strong roasted caramel malt and it comes off really sweet. There is a lot of alcohol heat on the back end but the sweetness is really good. The flavor is a little hotter. There is a lot chocolate malts and a great sweet roasty character. The mouth feel is thin for a 17% barrel aged stout. The aftertaste is lingeringly smooth and nicely roasty before it finishes with a little bit of a boozy heat
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bmeup (543) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Wine Emporium, Huge, black and full bodied.......woody, smoke, vanilla, tar, cocoa, prunes, raisins, licorice, brown sugar, port wine, alcohol.......very complex in aroma and taste with low bitterness and carbonation.............."knock ’em dead"
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep rich malts, caramel, espresso and fig. Taste is a deep strong rich sweetness. Some notes of rye, vanilla and caramel. Slight funk and roastiness. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Westchesterco (1215) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color. The aroma is of whiskey and the taste is strong whiskey with notes of cherry and licorice tgat remains on the palate
Iphonephan (3856) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavors plum, cherry, licorice and chocolate with vinouis notes. Intense and complex.
rondphoto (2456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Wino’s Depot / Lima OH --- Opaque black color, thin brown rim head, no lace. Very still. Nice aroma of malt and wine. Taste is malt, dried dark fruit, and wine that moves through the palate in a big way before finishing with only the briefest infusion of hops. A big brew, yes, but that doesn’t automatically qualify it for a big score. This one seems lifeless and without any traditional edge. There is alcohol warmth, of course (c’mon, it’s 16%abv!), but it doesn’t appeal as a drink to ever seek again.
shrubber85 (8199) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vinous chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with small head. Dry earthy red wine dominates flavor - very light chocolate malt and hay flavors in the background. Nice but wine flavor overwhelms everything else.