madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown - black beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and soft. Light touch of dark chocolate and aniseed spice. Mild coffee and cream. Finishes soft with more of the same. Nice subtle dark fruits. Well integrated and easy going.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - huge thanks to Wally for this one. Pours thick, oily black with a dense, creamy brown head. Torched wood in the nose, some hefty dark chocolate, good roast. Medium to big sweet flavor, rich dark chocolate, some dark earth, burnt wood, dark fruits, some woody dryness. Full bodied with fine to average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, some burnt marshmallows, robust chocolates, some chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, earthy bitterness, burnt wood, some booze-soaked dark fruits, raisins. Quite wonderful.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla, fudge, toffee, dates, anise, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, toasted grain, and molasses.
Benzai (12384) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Bottle shared @ tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, a bit medicinal, a hint of smoke, something weird. Taste malts, dark malts, moderately roasty, roasted bitter. Nicely roasty bitter finish. Taste is way better than the aroma, although it gets a lot better after a while. Totally different from what it smelled like initially, way better. Nice.
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a small dark tan head. The nose is rich roasted, coffee, bitter chocolate, earth, dried fruit and berry. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, earth, some alcohol warmth, chocolate gateaux, dark fruit, light jam, bramble, raisin and light wood. Full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Smooth, very well balanced and straight-up delicious. Bravo.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized tan head. Roast, chocolate, some eathiness, molasses, light coffee, and dark fruits. Alcohol content too well hidden and very easy to drink.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: opaque dark chocolate, scant head
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, rich chocolate, light fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, roasted, sweet caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly a black color and a chocolate brown head. The first thing I noticed was hops dnd chocolate. Fudge, roast, molasses and hops. Flavor is toasty and hoppy along with awesome dark chocolate and molasses notes. Standout beer!
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Fantastic appearance. Smell is huge on anice, slight citrus. Flavor is again anise, some dark fruits, leather, cocoa, coffee. Nice beer.
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Countbeer. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, overripe dark fruit, molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.