GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to briandot. Pours deep brown to black. Medium, dense mocha foam. Webby to soapy lacing. Nose is salty, soy, lemon, herbal, huge green olive and pimento. Taste is light bodied, very salty, soy, Green olive. Palate is thin, but drinkable, near sessionable. The major olive here isn’t my style but I can see how it won medals for foreign stout.
AWISLguy (934) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Belmont Station brought back by STEVE! Thanks ... Pours an opaque black with a brown head leaving some nice spotty lacing running down the glass. Aroma has chocolate and caramel and espresso. Light fruit and licorice also. Taste is of bakers chocolate, sweet caramel maltiness, some coffee and some anise. Medium to full bodied and quite dry. Some alcohol presence. Finishes bittersweet and dry with some fruitness back. Interesting brew. Still not sure what this style is trying to be. STEVE! came up huge on that trip ...
LarryBeast (408) - - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Opaque black with medium brown head. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, hints of fruity hop, well-toasted malt. Big-bodied. Creamy smooth on the palate, carries the high alcohol nicely.
Storm_Shadow (104) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours very dark brown almost black with small tan head. Nice chocolate, espresso taste. Good.
aletcm (91) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor preta com espuma café com leite de boa formação e persistência. Aroma da café espresso, malte torrado e chocolate amargo ao fundo.
Boa carbonatação. No sabor, amargor no início, seguido de em meio licoroso, café espresso, com um dulçor agradável e chocolate amargo, com final seco e amargor persistente. Um pouco adstringente no final mineral. Muito boa.
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superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, dark bread, floral, light pine, light rye, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, coffee, toast, dark bread, light rye, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount or roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, coffee, toast, dark bread, light rye, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with a fair amount of hop balance; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout. All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with a fair amount of hop presence; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose has a little bit of roasting to it with some slightly sour/bitter notes being dominant. Taste is a little bit bitter with a fair amount of roasting to it. I don’t think it’s all that creamy, and only seems OK to me.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black oil with a thin bubbly beige head. Aroma is very hoppy and yet has that deep roasted malt. Taste is nice hops up front with nice mix of chocolate and roasted malts.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Mike
Dark brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smokey and caramel. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and grainy
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 bomber, thanks to Mike. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, carbon/ burnt toast. A great stout.
MikeJslc (640) - USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, nutty notes. Flavor is chocolatey with a roasty edge, some toffee, some cola.
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