chinchill (1388) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark reddish-brown; a bit murky.
Moderately strong aroma flowed but a very very strong flavor.
Dark fruits, coffee, cherries, dark chocolate. Really high complexity.
Near chewy body.
Hmmm, description sounds good but I found this to be too extreme.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of someone. Pours a black color with white head. Deep roasty, caramel, chocolate. Good stuff.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed brown pour with no head. Aroma is sour maltiness. Sweet chocolate with a sour finish. Warm. Watery and thin. past its prime?
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some redish highlights. No carbonation. Taste is salty sweet with notes of chocolate, liquorice, wet oak, port and redwine. Heavy but tasty.
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at RBWG. Pours a cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, cocoa, sweet notes, light herbal character, slightly tart, mild spice with a hint of vanilla. Interesting combination of nose and flavor, but something didn’t completely click for me.
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Blomster at RBWG. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of oak, brownie, bourbon, roast and caramel. Medium body.
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 375mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thank blomster for the share. Pours inky black with red foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is plastic, black soy/molasses, Scotch barrel, fish sauce, mild skunk, soy. Taste is Scotch barrel, fish sauce, black soy/molasses. Palate is caramel filled chocolate candy/Twix, dry, woody. Couldn’t get down with this.
Frovigalning (2720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget that has been in my cellar for a couple of years. Fruity smell and also a bit sour. Taste of coffee, chocolate and fruits, also a bit wineous. Strong flavour. Feels aged and the edges are rounded off.
Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. Odd nose, some rubber, burnt cocoa, char. Light to medium sweet flavor with dominant barrel character, inky twang, bitter cocoa. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with whiskey, wet wood, dark bread, mild earthy bitterness. So so.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 RBWG Grand Tasting.
Dark brown pour with an off-white head.
Aroma has sweet malts, dark dried fruits, alcohol.
The flavor is sweet and complex but there is a vinous sourness that detracts a bit.