rondphoto (2080) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Opaque brown/black wityh a tan head cover, light swirls of lace. Taste is chocolate malt that grows nicely into the palate before turning slightly bitter and slightly hotter in the finish. A unique brew, balanced, but not a combination I can fully embrace.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"just over 8% these days, brewed with peppers, but the velvety smoothness is the star of the show here. aroma subdued and "new" while the cholately malt, coffee flavor, with just a hint of pepper at the back end was nice as well.
wvhoran (294) - Tasmania, - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Active bottle: pours clear and black with a huge brown head, which disappears to a small and unkempt-looking top. The aroma is warm with dark malts, molasses, oats. The flavour is lightly sweet and bitter, with toasted and dark malts, oats, bitter chocolate, light coffee, with a chilli flavour that becomes a lightly burning sensation. The body is almost full and has a nice texture, undoubtedly from the oats.
freretoc (731) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl au Sherwood Pub (Nicorvo), dans une belle bouteille avec une étiquette léchée. Couleur noire, peu de mousse et d’effervescence, une bière assez riche avec une note café en début de bouche légèrement poivrée, deuxième bouche chocolat et mélange café sur le macchiatto excellente.
Beerenberger (1475) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The nose is chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. An inky black pour with a handsome but short-lived khaki head and moderate lacing. Flavors of chocolate, pepper, hints of coffee, and richly roasted malts meet the palate. Full body anda medium carbonation. A round mouthfeel feel is complemented by a long peppery burn. Nice! Overall, I liked the rich robust taste and the peppery juxposition. Well done.
mmargarucci (34) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark. Hints of smoke and bitterness in the aroma. Taste is malty but a mix of bitterness and whiskey follows. An enjoyable stout.
Choos (615) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: malt, soy sauce, coffee
App: pitch black, tan head with sheet lacing
Flavour: malt, some carbon with some bitter coffee and some heat
Palate: thick milkshake mouthfeel with lingering bitter hop and warmth
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ALLOVATE (2435) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At cellar temperature and into a stumpy tulip. Black as midnight with good legs and a tight, rocky tan head that holds for the length. Strong, heady waft brimming with marzipan, Madeira, leather, vanilla, topsoil and kelp, and Worcestershire sauce. Quite lively and racy on the palate with a leaner than anticipated body given the weight of the aroma. Earthy, meaty, umami malt profile makes it more than interesting. There is something ’old world’ about this one. Sweet, liquorice root front. Long, pasty, smoky, burnt malt finish. Loads of Marzipan, Bovril, Marmite, Madeira and charred wood surface amongst the earthy malts. Long in the finish; salty and malty with a yeasty backdrop and little of that alcohol. Quite characterful, yet easy to quaff with haste. Different! (33cL, BB 01/09/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
jcnielsen (2182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during RBWG in Asheville. Pours a black color with off white head. Pepper, malty, roasty, chocolate, scotch flavors. Kind of veggie/peppery.
Prufrockstar (1017) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks! Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, butter? Port, plums, and meat. Taste: wow, dry, a little meaty, with some alcohol burn. Palate: thin body, chalky.