bierkoning (10920) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Black and opague. Apple syrup, licorice and cream in the aroma. Roasty alcoholic flavor with licorice and apple syrup. Velvety mouthfeel. Almost full bodied and well balanced.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: July 16, 2010
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: big roasty aroma, touch of dark fruits
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of black coffee bitterness, sweet fruityness come in to balance the big roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mnl corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dasrk brown nearly black with a las ting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, plum, fig, light esresso and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, plum, espresso, fig and smoke with a smooth lingering smoky finish.
madsberg (10608) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Tasted blind # 16 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Pitch black coloured. Small dense beige head. Aroma: Liqourice, molasses, chocolate, light roast, vague smoke. Flavour: Liqourice, roast, vague ripe fruits, light smoke, cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Has a light roasty bitterness in the end.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Pours opaque with good clarity; medium-high, foamy-frothy tan to brown head with good retention. Aroma is moderate dark fruity esters, plum and fig; dark roasted malt, chocolate, oat sweetness, and rye spiciness. Medium noble spicy hops with a lightly smoked nose. Flavor is moderate bitter dark malt, roasted, chocolate, oats, and rye; good balance between malt and dark fruity esters, plum, fig, and raisin. Light smoke and vanilla, licorice; light to medium spicy hop flavor and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, moderate-high carbonation, and a silky texture.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drfabulous. Trade with this guy. He’s awesome! Pours black with thinly retained tan head. Nose is roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, sweet chocolate, light coffee and some herbal notes.
FatPhil (10291) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Practically black, small tight tan head. Nice roast aroma, some hints of bacon. Later liquorice comes over too. Super rich roasted taste, dark toast and nice mocca burntness. Sweet, but has savoury aspects too, plenty of liquorice. Not getting the 9.7% at all, even the alcohol test doesn’t reveal much - the mellow burnt liquoricey roast covers everything Was a bit cold, so the palate was quite crisp and carbonated. I prefered this after lots of swirling. Does have some nice ale esters, but they’re most obvious in the burps! Finish is probably the best part, that roast is nice and bitter chocolatey.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, light tan head. Light molasses, rye and some chocolate. Flavor has the rye and hops along with some chocolate and the creaminess from the oats. Lightly flavor of peat as well. I look forward to trying a big pour of this. Very nice and very different.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. 2010 vintage. Black appearance with a dark brown head. A touch fruity (plum, grape), mild dark chocolate, light caramel aroma. Earthy, grassy hoppy, roasty dark chocolate malty, anise, Belgian yeasty, mild coffee, bandaid flavor with a touch of smoke on the finish. Honestly, I really don’t enjoy stouts with a Belgian yeast.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Indianapolis. Slow gusher. Pours a dark brown color with a large dark brown frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, lots of fruits including banana, strawberry and grape, brown sugar, treacle, anise. The taste is roasted malts, bitter hops, nuts, spice, plum, grape, coffee. The bitterness lingers a bit. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation. Nice beer.