OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz serving. Batch 6 poured into a snifter.
A - Pours an evil black with a 1 finger espresso head that leaves sticky patches of lacing.
S - Bold chocolate and espresso, robust roasted malts, boozy vanilla vapors, caramelized sugar.
T - Intense roasted bittersweet chocolate, cocoa dusted dates and raisins, woody hop bitterness, toasted brown sugar, anise seeds, warming alcohol and espresso on the finish. Hints of bacon come out as it warms.
M - Full body, a bit syrupy, low to medium carbonation.
Intense sweet flavors that are balanced by a robust roast character and hints of bitterness. Very complex malt and dark fruit flavors.
Serving type: bottle
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12.04.2015, 0,35l bottle (2014 vintage) @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, caramel, soy sauce, dark sugar, chocolate, coffee, grass, alcohol, hops, pine needles, licorice. Taste is kind of harsh and boozy, sour coffee, booze, harsh hops, grass, dark malts, burnt caramel, pine needles, bark, minerals. Longlasting bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel. A typical beer I need to rerate at some point, when it’s been aged for many many years.
espenra (930) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
35.5cl bottle at BD57. Release nov. 2014. Batch 10. It poured a pitch black colour with a medium big offwhite head. Aroma is alcohol, liqorice and coffee. Also lots of different dried red fruits. Also lots of sweet malts. Flavour is massive and complex. Lots s of alcohol, coffee, dried red fruits and cocoa. Lots of malts as well. Long, lingering aftertaste.
aleksander9 (845) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan head. Well lingering head considering head. Chocolate, soy sauce, leather and floral. Sweet, port wine, chocolate sauce and oily. Overall: easy drinkiin and well done. Essence of stout.
snoworsummer (3334) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle at Avery. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Smells like dried dark fruits, chocolate, and booze. Tastes like rich booze, chocolate, dark fruits, and ash. Medium body and low carbonation.
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, chocolate and chocolate. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate, balanced alcohol, bitter and some roast. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, brown head. Milk chocolate nose, coffee, licorice, brown sugar, alcohol, bread. Roasted malt taste, vanilla, coffee, alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, oily texture, warming. A bit over the top and too much alcohol for my liking. Personal stats: Rating #666.
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Cellar aged 6 months. Not $1/ounce, but in that ballpark. Was looking for Uncle Jacob, but have not had this in years so picked it up. Very, very dark brown pour with a brown head leaving some spotty lacing. Nose has heavy espresso, molasses, bakers chocolate, and caramel. Taste is of rich thick layered choco/coffee; espresso laced with dark chocolate. Also there are nuts, caramel malts and cocoa. Quite thick. Little nuance here - it is big and solid and thick. Full bodied with surprisingly small alcohol presence for as big as it is. Finishes more bitter and thick than sweet, but that sweetness is there. This is too burly to love, but it is quite good. 15.7
Lawger (234) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky dark brown with a solid finger of chocolate milk coloured head. There’s nothing in the appearance hinting at the sinister nature of this stout, but a fragrant aroma immideately spreads out from the glass. Thick, dark aromas of mushroom soy, wet cardboard, dark wholegrain bread, sweet licorice, forest floor and spent matches. The palate is full bodied, probably the thickest I’ve tasted (thicker than the old 18.2% ABV Tokyo even), but the sweetness is actually not overwhelming, almost balanced even. Slightly boosy mid-palate and a long finish with solid bitterness and lingering sweetness. Extremely exciting and well made.
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Soy sauce, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, raisins T: Follows nose very well O: Pitch black! Very complex and powerful indeed!
TychoJames (539) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska systembolaget. 2014. 17.1%
Svart kulör med ljusbrunt skum. Komplex doft av mörk sirap, vörtbröd, trä, torrt kaffe och mörk choklad. Aningen spritig men inte alls så farligt som jag förväntat mig. Kaffe, muskovadosocker, lite knäck och dadlar. Värmande munkänsla som ligger kvar länge