Rune (10662) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle, trade with Skinnyviking. Shared with Finn at his place. Deep ruby-red body. Bubbly beige head leaving lacework on the glassware. Very nice. Wood, earth, and brown malty aromas. Nicely roasted chocolate malty flavours together with dried fruits, herbs and wood supported by a discreet touch of yeasty fruitiness towards the ending. Fine bodied. Enjoying (Tromsø 27.10.2015).
nazbion (230) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark brown with big creamy beige head. Aroma is mainly belgian yeast esters, with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of bread and roasted malts, bitter and light sour, some light metallic too. Medium body, quite lively carbonation, bitter finish.
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel, chocolate, grains and some spices. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, chocolate, spices and malts all balanced with coffee notes. Very nice.
ffaoe (395) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
slight malt, light chocolate aroma. black in color with a nice foamy head. rich chocolaty, dark malts flavors. medium body with a smooth chocolate finish.
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle bomber, nice un assuming label. Poured black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee and roasted malts. Very silky smooth mouthfeel. Wonderful toffee finish.
tfontana (501) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 Bottle into tulip glass. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, with Belgian yeast sour and some fruity esters. Appearance is dark, root-beer brown with 1/2 finger-width light brown persistent foamy head with decent lacing. Taste was much like aroma--medium sweet cocoa and roasted malts with mix of sweet/sour fruity esters. Palate is medium bodied with creamy/silky texture and average carbonation. Nice long finish like aroma and taste. Overall, this was yummy. Not an officianado of the style but, if this is representative, then I need to try more.
Scopey (11528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Allagash. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is toasty, earthy roast, light spice, charred wood, plain chocolate and rivita. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, toast, molasses, candy sugar, dark fruit, spice, cardboard, rivita and chard stuff with quite a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Too much rivita going on. Fair at best for my personal tastes.
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery but have drank this a million times since 2001 ish. Pours a deep burnt umber color with a touch van dyke brown on the edges and a finger of slightly khaki foam. Lots of roast, some underlying yeast complexity. Soft coffee undertones, plum, roasted grain, slight touch of anise and gentian root linger in the finish. Carbonation keeps it on the lighter side.
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with a frothy white head. Nose is fresh bread, some roastiness and a hint of fruity Belgian yeast. Taste is estery with distinct roasted notes and a long dark chocolate finish. Medium to low bitterness. Silky mouthfeel. Very smooth for such a high ABV. Great interpretation of a stout!
pivo (2651) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate nose with some yeast. Coffee flavor with a roasted grain finish. Heavy body, Chewy mouth folk.