Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 Bottle from boutip. Pours black with a small amount of contrasting white head. Aroma is roasty chocolate, with rich dark fruit in background. Mouthfeel is above average. It is a mild chocolate, overpowering the coffee, with a secondary wine.Very rich and a replacement over supper for wine.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked and caged brought by scrizzzzzzzzz. Dark brown with tight big light tan. Slight roast and coffee with more apple than anything. Light body with great carb. Apple, tobacco and some booze. Nice stuff and not much of a stout IMHO, more like a strong ale. 10.5 is well hidden and I am diging this. Thanks Clint.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped. thanks, scrizzz! pours a cloudy dark ebony with a dense creamy tan head. big tart tangy nose...creamy dark roast with dark fruits and vanilla oak notes showing. creamy medium body with mild carb and tons of flavor on the mid palate. sweet, tangy, and tart finish. interesting twist on ba impies.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with a large creamy offwhite head. Tart aroma with notes of berries and strong notes of toasted wood including a bit of a spicy bite. Taste is light bitter roasted malts, berries, toasted oak, chocolate, light hoppiness in the finish. Lightly tart throughout. Very smooth and very creamy. Softly carbonated. No hint of alcohol. This is a very nice beer.
GRM (2689) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Green bottle, 750 ml, lot 336, best before APR 20 14, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on October 11 2009; eye: dark brown, opaque, good effervescence, nice beige sheet, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, burgundy, candied fruits, dark chocolate, molasses, light alcohol, light brown sugar; mouth: roasted malt, light hops, oak, burgundy, candied fruits, dark chocolate, molasses, light alcohol, light brown sugar, tannin, finale in malt-candied fruits with presence of alcohol, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, foamy texture, light acidity; overall: quite good
Bouteille verte, 750 ml, lot 336, meilleure avant APR 20 14, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 11 octobre 2009; œil : brune foncée, opaque, bonne effervescence, belle couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt rôti, bourgogne, fruits confits, chocolat noir, mélasse, léger alcool, léger cassonade; bouche : malt rôti, léger houblon, chêne, bourgogne, fruits confits, chocolat noir, mélasse, léger alcool, léger cassonade, tanin, finale en malt-fruits confits avec présence d’alcool, corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture mousseuse, légère acidité; en résumé : très bonne
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a dark brown, though a little thin for a stout. Hints of oak and wet dog in the nose. Sweet oaky flavor, slight roasted malt notes. Decent flavor but I do not care for the aroma. Could have a thicker mouth feel.
beernbourbon (1211) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is cloudy brown with an enormous brown head. This bottle elected itself for consumption. I got it home form the store and heard a steady hiss coming from my bottle haul; it was this one leaking. Gusher anyway. Aroma is roasted malt, tannins, light sourness, faint alcohol, light wood, and red wine. Flavor is wine, alcohol, light sourness, fruits, and light acidity. I just had a glass of wine and this really is wonderful after that. Very smooth and balanced. Like wine, only much better.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at redlight. Very fruity and tangy smell. Very dark fruits. alcohol. Incredibly smooth beer. Really like it, It is a little weird though.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Dark brown colour. Aroma of wood, dark fruits, roasted malt and pleasant alcohol. Flavour is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, roasty malt, wood and bourgogne spirits. Nice! Thanks yespr!
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An almost opaque, clouded ruby. Thick aromas with loads of grape, sweet malts and heaps of boozy burn. Way too winy in the mouth with an almost vinegary aspect. I’m really not very sure at all. Plenty to think about but in the end its not wonderful.