teemoney (89) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Dark opaque brown with very thin light brown head around the edge. Smells of dark fruit, sugars, the slightest hint of coffee/ chocolate. Complex flavor with more dark fruit and sweet malt, with more evident chocolate notes, a little bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a nice smooth feel. This beer is pretty much perfect, as far as I’m concerned. Great flavor, great balance. Probably my favorite beer ever.
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 35cl as an extra from elyts_dlo, thanks dude! Appearances is jet black with no head. Aroma is raisins and roast malt. Taste is more raisins, bitter (dark chocolate and coffee) with an edge of saltiness? Could be alcohol harshness though. Medium bodied. Theres a pleasant chocolatey bitterness to the finish.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - NOV 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - 2 months old - Pours very dark, no highlights, with a beautiful, creamy head. Aromas of dried fruits, figs, coffee, chocolate, and peaches. Wow, what a mouth full, creamy with some much going on sweet dried fruits, chocolate, coffee, some bitterness and a warming alcohol before a smooth finish. One the best beers in the world.
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black, dark tan head. Oily. Lots of thick, dark tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, dark malt. Raisins?
Taste: Strong coffee, bitter, very dark malt, roasted, burnt. Nice, but a bit harsh.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.99
Zakoon (86) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355ml bottle @ home, thanks to Douglas88. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, bourbon, raisins, chocolate, coffee and toffee. Flavour is roasted and medium bitter. Full bodied, texture is very thick and oily, almost extreme but I like it. Carbonation is soft. Finish is incredible complex, very roasted, bourbon, medium bitter and long coffee taste. Wish I had more.
BucannonXC5 (932) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 29, 2014
Misc.: Packaged on Aug. 22, 2014 with unlimited shelf life
Poured blackish, even dark purple, color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy, khaki tan head. Went from a pour to calm and serene in about 12 seconds. Surprisingly very light spots of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Also below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled booziness up front, initially reminding me of a mudslide - vodka, coffee liquor and Irish cream liquor. Also the usual suspects - caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, roasty malts, nutty malts and cocoa powder. A tad like a chocolate milkshake, too. Not too bad on the nose. (Smell - 4.00)
Taste was about what I expected, albeit a bit rougher and earthier. Got boozy coffee liquor and Irish cream liquor up front. Also toffee, caramel, chocolate milk, bitter roasty malts, roasty nuts, earthy chocolate syrup and crayon. (Taste - 3.88)
Full body. Sticky-to-slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.38)
A pretty good RIS. I’m usually a sucker for these types of beers, but I don’t think this was great. Just pretty good. (Overall - 3.88)
3.95 89 B+
HellesBunny666 (214) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted aromas, dark chocolate, coffee, wood. Very smooth and full body. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa nibs, good hop balance.
EyeAmBaldman (313) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black query a thin khaki head. Aroma is alcohol and dark chocolate. Taste is strong of dark chocolate and alcohol. Not bad but a bit much.
eaglebones (38) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short dark tan head. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses dominate. Heavy body and smooth and creamy on the palate. Lingering boozy warmth on the tongue. Sweet with flavors of chocolate and coffee, and nicely balanced with hoppy bitterness. Really nice stout!
whundley3720 (7) - Norlina, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful beer! I really enjoyed this beer. Starts with a nice dark fruit taste then turns into more chocolate and coffee overtime. It’s also a nice bitterness in the taste from the roasted malts. As it warms up there is a boozy alcohol taste. So be careful if you drink this one! This beer will cellar very well!