VertBaconStrips (2186) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx goes to ferris for sharing this ancient bottle (’99ish). Oxydized goodness, plum, old raspberries, dates, syrupy goodness. I breathed it in for 45 mins. Old ass tasty oxidized greatness, light mocha, weak biscuit, different fruit, oily. Terrible description. Enjoyable beer!
dfearnley (1285) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to flute
Aroma is predominantly Kerrs molasses kiss’, caramel, and soy. Dark brown, thin tan head. Milk chocolate, soy, burnt malts.
Ferris (8039) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage old (1999?) - Smells like a tootsie roll, tons of cocoa, molasses and chocolaty goodness. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolate and as it smells exactly. Sweet and not sour at all, which is great considering its age. Love it, thanks to CapFlu.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robust malt aroma with a light amount of chocolate. Black color with a small tan head. Mild beginning with a bitter middle and sweet finish. Palate is a little light for a stout.
anthony850 (365) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth stout one of my favorites.
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deyholla (8343) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Micheal! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and roasted malts with a decent amount of dryness. Flavor has more sweet dark grains with roasted malts and just a hint of dryness in the finish.
dagimp (838) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz with no date purchased at whole foods. First time I've seen this in PA. Pours a dark black but not thick which is good for a dry stout. Little head and zero lacing. Dry malty and cocoa aroma. Mouthfeel is light with a bit too much carb. Taste is very solid. Dark fruit berries very mild smoke and roast coffee. Almost slight my Belgian. No alcohol whatsoever very well done. A classic that more than holds its own with today's competition.
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puboflyons (2595) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle with no bottling/expiration date. Nice dark brown to black pour with a few dabs of ruby red hues. Full beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, yeast, and toasted bread/biscuit. Pleasant. The body is medium to full but also slightly acidic. Again, like the nose, I get chocolate in the taste with a mild to moderate bitterness and dryness at the end. Overall it is a pleasant and drinkable beer and I hope you get to try it.
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, thin head. Dry stout with lots of roasted flavors. Overall good bit just with a little too much carbonation.
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle
This has been sitting around long enough so I cracked it open one night. It is a great stout that I should have drunk a bit sooner. While still fresh this is so good that I would have consumed it immediately. Don’t make the same mistake yourself.
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black base slides easily down the sides of the glass. A thin mocha head lasts for quite a while. Chocolate, raspberries, coffee, and smoke meld with ease into a chewy texture. Solid and robust it fills the air with goodness.
Flavor / Palate - Plums, coffee, and dark fruit stick to the throat. Almost as sweet as a lightweight imperial stout the texture is filling from start to finish. It avoids being sticky and saccharine. Enjoy it as long as possible before you move on to your next tick.