madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Rocket Rudkin. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Soft and lightly tangy dark malt, touch of dry cream. Strong coffee but well rounded. Mild cognac underneath. Light dry finish.
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to the Colinator. Pours deep black-brown with a frothy, beige head. The aroma holds a lot of charred wood, baking cocoa, some earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of oily chocolate, some nice burnt oak, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots more dark, bittersweet chocolate, burnt wood, bitter earth. Solid.
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark viscous stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, an intense dark chocolate with molasses, licorice, wood extracts, espresso coffee and wine notes. In mouth, a sweet milk chocolate, bourbon, licorice, coffee extract, vanilla and loads of alcohol warmth. Superb interpretation.
TwoSipDip (8898) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Dark chocolate, dark fruity, plum, roasty aroma. A bit thick. Goopy. Pretty good.
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bar Volo event. This didn’t work for me. Roast, black with head. Just off, and somewhat musty aroma. Not so great for the style, despite brewer having from my glass to say yeh, its not off (as I did with another of their IS).
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thick mocha-colored head. Sticky and fine laced. Long lasting. Intensely leathery and rich. Loads of cocoa, vanilla and sweet oaky flavour. A lot of rich cocoa and some heavy char and caramel. A bit of spiciness on the back but it’s restrained by the sweetness a bit. A bit vineous with some nice leathery/salty back notes. Pretty rich and very tasty.
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ 500mL ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours inky black with ruby highlights. Big cognac barrel nose, soy, sharp candied orange, Grand Marnier. Taste is tart lemon, some sugar, a tad headache inducing atop all of the roast and chocolate. Palate is rich, warming, spicy. Enjoyed this one nevertheless.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #41. Bottle shared at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a dark brown color with a thin foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big roasted malts, leather, tobacco, herbal hops. The taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee, tobacco, leather, bitter hops. Medium bodied, chewy texture. Nice beer.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s tasting lab, from an IP trade with a Canadian fella on BA, 08/04/14.
Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan head that thins to a covering and edgework.
Nose is dark roast, restrained alcohol, cognac evident, bitter orange, hoppy wafts, bitter chocolate.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, spice, roast malt, well tuned cognac BA in force, bitter orange peel, hoppy waistcoat.
Full bodied, fine carbonaton, lightly warming booze at the close.
Solid BA impy - lovely stuff!
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours tar black with brown head. Nose and taste of cognac, roast chocolate, chocolate pudding, vanilla, oak, licorice root and brownie. Full bodied. Well balanced.