dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured 750 ml into tulip glass. Riich dark brown with a medium sized and persistent head. It has a weighty feel on the tongue and nice carbonation. Chocolate and roast flavors are very prominent, and there is a fleeting taste of bourbon that rounds it out. Overall it is an excellent beer worthy of the deScription as a "sophisticated stout".
WillRunForBeer (1691) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Free! Taster at the source. Pours nearly black (surprise) with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, spent coffee grounds. Flavor is dark chocolate, but mostly over extracted coffee. Over extracted coffee bitter in the finish. This needs to spend some time in a whiskey (or rye) barrel.
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours black with a tan head. Big & creamy, roast malts and chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Smooth, rich palate that is very full and long, it’s a great tasting beer with a lovely, smooth palate, but the finish has a bit too much sweetness for me.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 12 fl oz spandert av Rune. Delt på Nerstranda 27 Okt 15. Svart med svakt rødskjær. Veldig lavt skum. Forsiktig sjokoladearoma. Smaken tørr. Litt sjokolade. Anonym.
Rune (9661) - 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 (158) - 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 (3313) - 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 (368) - 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 (293) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, with some fruity esters. Appearance is dark (couldn’t tell any more since it stayed in bottle). Taste was much like aroma--medium sweet cocoa and roastiness with mix sweet/sour fruity esters. Palate is medium bodied with creamy/silky texture and lively 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 (9998) - 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.