jonnyguns (1058) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Looks the goods. Nose all about cloves, bananas and chocolate. Dry cocoa powder in the taste with more cloves, wheat and banana. Really approachable stuff
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maneliquor (3251) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Looks great. The nose shows mild wheat but it’s all about the spice and chocolate banana here. The taste is roasty business with mild spice and clove in front of dark peppery chocolate. Nothing mental but real solid tasty stuff
mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white frothy head. Roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a bitter roasted malt flavor and a bitter flavor.
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Shark_Pants (261) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks sensational. Inky black and almost completely opaque with a nice frothy 1.5 finger mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, slight vanilla, charred meat and some grass. The taste has treacle, coffee, dark chocolate, charred meat and some interesting resinous hops. Full bodied and creamy smooth. This is really, really good and enhanced by the hops.
Fritz123 (1114) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Hoppin Frog. Pours a deep brown, nearly black with a mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, graham cracker, some muddled pine from the hops, caramel, and coffee. The taste is dark chocolate and coffee and then dark fruits and some pine hoppiness. Not sweet and the hops make it kind of dry and interesting. Medium to full body, slick, then dry finish.
MarcoDL (2383) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Bottle. Pours black, with a small brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt and licorice. Long and rich taste of burned malt, coffee and licorice, quite a bitter and dry finish. The softness of the wheat is nice. Oily mouthfeel. Bit too much licorice for my taste though.
Gerardgathier (352) - - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Nice, big full beer hoppy aroma and taste. Chocolate and coffee. Could use soms more chocolate
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Soupoftoday (32) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has as much flavor and body as imperial stouts with higher abv. A delicious balance of rich dark cocoa and freshly roasted coffee beans with a perfect balance of bitter and sweet on the finish that is a lot cleaner and less cloying than your average imperial stout. Also has a subtle but complementary hop presence that makes it unique. Doesn’t get much better than this.
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Intense roasted malt aroma with coffee and some salmiak. Medium bodied, medium ccarbonation. Dry with medium to high bittterness.
Beertobealive (299) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a brown head with tiny stout bubbles. aromas of chocolate and light coffee. black body. medium thickness and length but pleasant carbonation and slighlty bitter taste of malt and toffee.