asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[growler @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting]
Potent black malt bubblegum aroma with some peat smoke and scotch tape. Oily black with a light brown cover and dots. Slightly salty, peat smoky flavour with vanilla, meaty, and roasty accents. Moderate bitterness from black malt. Velvety feel, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 1. From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009
Rich fruity aroma. Beige head. Dark red coloured rich on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a hoppy and bitter coffee roast finish.
2. From the Bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen 09/05/2010 (As Alm Lagret Stout)
Roast aroma. Thick beige head. Black fruity and hoppy with a little dryness in a lasting coffee roast finish.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pitch black, khaki head, nose is rich chocolate, roasted malts, smoke and leather. Nice on the palate with flavors of roasted chocolate, smoke and malts.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. this seemed to be my favorite out of the 3. poured black with a copper head that laced the glass. aroma was mossy peat and dark fruits with the flavor being the same followed with a rather light body.
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a samll tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with some smoky hints. Has a roasted malty strong chocolate and coffee flavor with some weak hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is malts, coffee, oats, chocolate, and good. The look is brown to black with a beige colored head. The taste is malts, leather, coffee, roasty, and smoke.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DØE Valby 09. Black with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Flavour is roasted malt, smoke. Not as imperial as most imperial stouts.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black color with a good smokey coffee, nuts and chocolate aroma and flavor, my favorite of the bunch
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown color. Scent has some roasted malts with a bit of chocolate. Taste is easy drinking with some bits of tiny coffee. Not a large amount of flavor. For the most part bitter.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big 1L growler/bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Marked May 2009. Pours with a thick and coating black body with no head. Aroma of peat, smoke, sugar, licorice, and vanilla. Taste is brown sugar, maple, leather, smoke and peat. A bit too smokey for my taste. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel.