Pinball (11790) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch blanck, smooth light brown head.
dark chocolate, fiant aroma, malty, roasted stuff.
flavor is chili, smooth full english style stout, faint licorice, super well balanced, mild stout with lots of chilli. a spaghetti arribiata version of a stout .
mar (5134) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Black pour with Ruby hints and a cream head. Rich chocolate, roasted malts and light pepper aromas. Nice thickness, roasted malts, chocolate and syrup flavors.
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weird little split type bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a watery, opaque black with a creamy tan head. Nose is weird, toast, burnt grains, dried fruits, cocoa, someone remarked "inner tube rubber". Flavor has plenty of cocoa, chili pepper, toast, coffee. There’s a slightly unpleasant peppery sting on the very end.
travita (4715) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is brown to dark in color with a light beige colored head. The smell is chestnuts, dark fruits, and chocolate. The taste is some pepper, fruits, chocolate, and dark.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Medium tan head top brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some smoke, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, some pleasant chili burn in finish. Creamy medium-full body.
Cavie (4096) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown pour. Sweet chocolate pour. Nice roasted malts. Tasted sweet malts with a dark chocolate bitter finish. Pretty good way to start off the tasting.
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown with tan foam, lacks much aroma, light cocoa flavors and some spice
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a tan head and a deep brown, near black body. Aroma of tar, chocolate, brown sugar and molasses. Taste is chocolate, and light pepper heat at the back with some earthy notes in between. Medium viscosity and light carbonation.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colored with red hints, little light brown head. Licoricy aroma with roastiness, peppery spices and salt, vanilla and dry cocoa come up too. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is also smooth with roastiness in start, cocoa and thin vanilla here too. Strong pepper comes up and lasts in aftertaste, still fits here ok, does not cover anything else.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Doug! Dark charcoal aroma, little waxy and a hint of spice. But only suggestively. Jet black, tan head, moderate lacing. Full mouthfeel, a larger gulp revealed the chipotle smoky heat and sting that is tempered nicely by the burnt grain and creamy body. Dig the twist.