ghostbeer (53) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and rich, with aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Little to no head retention. Very warming and decadent. Drinking this in July, not usually the style I go for, but I didn’t have the will power to wait for cooler weather.
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of alcohol and faint hints of chocolate and coffee. Low carbonation with a sticky syrupy mouthfeel. Lightly foamy. Taste is dominated by the alcohol, but of course also has the typical stout tastes present as well such as raisins, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Aftertaste is long length and the same. You get immediate warmth from the alcohol and taste of alcohol that subsides over the course of about 20 seconds. Too boozy for me. Gets significantly better with age though.
mghj (22) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle to pint glass from....poured jet black with a effervescent brown head, complex flavors of caramel, chocolate and raisin, with a thick creamy with of a slight burn of alcohol to finish the sip. I would like to lay a few of these down, and update the review.
Bule (1276) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a thick dark color with a bit of brown head. Silky smooth and lots of sweetness. Loads of flavor. Chocolate and berries and plums. Medium hop bitterness at the end.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, aged 2 years. Poured thick, black, with little head. Aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee. Taste was complex, roasted malts, dark fruit, slight bitter chocolate, hops, coffee, moderate bitterness, full-bodied, strong. Overall a great stout.
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poors a dark black with a tan head. has aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. tastes are identical plus dark fruits.
rejtable (1787) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two years old. Nose is dark fruit and sweet syrup. Flavours are espresso, sweet syrup, dark fruit, bitter chocolate, maybe some leather. Bursting with Flavours very drinkable. Taste big sweet med/big bitter. Full oily body with medium carbonation and lasting bitterness. Awesome beer, no doubt about it.
Cosmo6644 (92) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to snifter, dark black with tan head, aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hops, and plum, taste is similar so strong and powerful, one of the best for sure
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Nisse666 (5148) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Ginger Man cons 2015-05-16 New York
AR: bourbon vanilla, roasted malt, coffey and chocolate
AP: black, stouty dark colored head
F: dark bitter chocolate, black coffey, spicey tropical fruitinees from rum barrels, dry, rich and complex brew, very warming feeling (alcoholic and spices) - great!
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Packaging date of 08/22/14.
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a less than a finger’s worth of foamy tan head that dissipated within less than about 30 seconds.
The smell had a big roasty to semi-smooth bitter coffee bean leading into a delicate cocoa and light vanilla to round it all out.
The taste was pretty smoothed due to the date, I’m guessing, still a nice roasty smooth coffee and cocoa delicately weaves together to lead to a decent sly roasty aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation definitely smoothed a bit with a nice drying edge leading into a rounded out stickiness over my tongue.
Overall, I can only imagine what this is like when its fresh. It aged beautifully and I hope to have again some day hopefully fresh.