NordicV (1386) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Helt svart öl med mörkbrunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, choklad, mörkt socker och lakrits. Alkoholen gör sig påmind både i doft och smak, I smaken tillkommer russin och kaffe
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 355 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. 2014 Vintage. 17.1 % ABV. Black, light brown hue, no head. Nose big syrup, milk chocolade, candy, feels a bit considering the ABV etc. with some umami notes, milder than expected light varnish-like booze note. Oddly the beer is a bit over-carbonated. It is a bit fizzy, taste feels a bit thin, considering everything, tastes of boozy molasses, roasted coffee, mild burning alcohol (but as heavy as one might expect), strong finish of bitter coffee, roast, molasses,… Thinner & fizzier than expected. There is enough in there to enjoy but it wasn’t very attenuated in my opinion. I expected a thick, more decadent beer than this. This is a very simple but it could have saved that if it carried a sweeter & heavier punch to it, this one felt quite weak considering the behemoth I was expecting.
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing JefVerstraete. Gorgeoys black with a brown, beige head. Tastes like dark cheap chocolate and thatMs really the only thing it tastes like. Melt chocolate, pour some water and alcohol in it, and done. Too one-dimensional.
beer_est_deus (909) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 17,1% Svart med ett riktigt brunt skum. Doft: Smörkola, kanderatsocker, choklad, trä, lite alkohol,söt lakrits. Smak: Söt malt, värmande alkohol, mörk choklad,mörk kola, kaffe, rostat, godis humle, kanderatsocker. Lite barley wine i smaken.
frankie2fish (1) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just had batch 11 from 2014. This is the way a high gravity stout should look and taste. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Drink this beer if you get the opportunity.
John25 (1068) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black. Rich and roasty with dark fruit, mainly raisin. Sticky and too much booze. Probably better with more age.
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conway (2024) - - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black with mocha head. Chocolate, roast and dark fruit. Some. Weird lingering sweetness. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Ok.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, caramel, dried fruit, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, chocolate, coffee.
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from nov 2014. 17.1%. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Roast, coffee, oak, wet soil, bandaid. Can smell alcohol. Feel the alcohol but the strong carbonation and the full body helps. Silky and creamy. Wow
neurbob (21) - - MAY 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to Tulip. Black/brown opaque, dark creamy head. Aroma and taste are so complex this is like a meal unto itself (check the calories!). Sugar, caramel, burnt, toasty, chocolate all stand out. Malt and nuts. Dates. Need I say boozy? Chewy. Lingering mouthful of dessert with espresso. Make sure you can give it your full attention.