bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle. Mild nose with a black color. Nice malty flavors with some bitterness on the end. Nice body. Sweet beer.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Guillaume! Cheers! Pours an opaque black with a small brown head. Some visible carbonation. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, raisins. Palate: Thick bodied, creamy, slightly fizzy. Long, nice finish. Taste: Slightly sweet start that quickly changes to bitter burnt nuts, but not too roasty. Nice.
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from some random bottle shop in Scagway Alaska. Pours an opaque black with a bit of tan head that dissipates slowly. Smell is tons of chocolate, some roasted malt, not much in the hop spectrum. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is slightly roasty at first with a bit of sweetness, then a bit more roastiness. Aftertaste continues the slightly bitter roastiness for a bit before tailing off into nothing. Pretty good, but more of an imperail stout than an RIS.
rhsiung (722) - USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber aboard the wilderness adventurer. my favorite of the 3 baranofs i tried. / average, rocky, frothy, amber, bitter, astringent, dough, cheese, floral, golden, flat
kathouse (999) - Nevada, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep brown beer with a foamy tan head. Good carbonation and full mouthfeel makes this a creamy and pleasant ale. Nose is chocolate and toast with vanilla and milk. Very creamy. Full of chocolate flavor. Like this one a lot.
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan foam. Tobacco, medium roast malt, chocolate aromas. Medium bodied. Nice dark roast, ash tobacco, black coffee flavors--good
jsquire (3443) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the ’12 GABBF. Dark beer with a thick foamy tan head. Malted milk ball nose. Full flavored beer with flavors of malt powder malted milk balls, chocolate and some roasted grains. More alcohol flavor than the ABV would seem to indicate. Nice big beer.
Travlr (11305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GAaBBF. Black, thick tan head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso and dark cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds, dark chocolate, light spice. Medium body. Very nice.