badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nov 3, International Stout Day. Batch 3; Best Before 16/02/2020 After a barley wine on IPA day, Iíll stick with stout on stout day. Black color with no head. Light sweet whisky aroma. Seems syrupy. Very boozy flavor and quite rummy. Some raisin/plum character. Light sherry/whisky. Herbal hints? Oddly dry. Full bodied.
Boutip (5833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a thick-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dark roasted coffee with some vinous notes and light liquorice notes. Taste is also a mix between some dark roasted coffee notes with some light vanilla and liquorice. This beer is sweet do not overwhelmingly so. Body is full with oily texture and good carbonation with surprisingly no alcohol notes. Well brewed and more enjoyable then I was expecting.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown. No head. Aroma is big on alcohol. Tastes very sweet drinkable and smooth. Does not taste as big as ABV or scent. Moonshine made from molasses and mixed with fresh molasses. Hint of tobacco.
Furseth (2080) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask: Dark red colour, with a big brown creamy head. Aroma is dry fruits,coffee,dark Chcoclate,vanilla,cyrup/alcy, and a woody ending. Flavor had a werry complex mouth feeling who comes in a "military following order: Berry,chcolate,coffee, vanilla,alcy, portviny,and ends with a big long fruity/bitter finsh. Wow! What a beer this is, and I think it will be moore complex with, some years aging. Werry nice!!
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Victoria. I can think of no better way to celebrate a freak October snowstorm then by drinking one of these. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Big vanilla and raisin on the nose. Big alcohol on the tongue but also a warming quality as well. Almost kind of a licorice sort of thing. Fantastic!
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely black with a nice tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, liquorice, caramel, sugar and alcohol. They all come through in the flavour - itís a bit sweeter than I expected but it was a great beer. One to linger over.
Mad_Ferret (980) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black (clear red) with a short and thick, but short-lived, brown head that didnít lace too much.
Aroma is roasted and sweet boozy with licorice, cold coffee with lots of sugar, caramel, berries, sauna, some vanilla.
Taste is very sweet with a big boozy warmth. Cold coffee with loads of sugar, dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, vanilla. Yes Per, itís quite port like.
Medium to bigger body with very smooth carbonation.
Its very tasty but way too sweet for me.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - TWM Chantilly - pours a dark cloudy brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is boozy with vanilla and caramel notes. Taste is sweet with a slight burn from the alcohol. The alcohol lingers. Mouth feel is creamy finishes slightly dry. Overall, the high alcohol content seems like overkill, which is ruining an otherwise decent beer. I would probably prefer the 12% version better, but thatís a guess.
Linnet (1653) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Sweet, boozy, flowery and a bit sour. It has an artificial quality to it. Roasted malts, vanilla and berries.
Appearance: Despite the ABV it looks a bit thin, medium beige head.
Flavour: Sugary, sugary, sugary, man this is sweet. Then the alcohol kicks in, There are other notes but alcohol and sweetness overpowers all other flavours except for the artificial quality. It is an experience and as such it is very interesting to try.
Total: I had high hopes for this one, it did not live up to them.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From draft. What I smell and see is a black beer with a thick brown head, smells like a lot of unfermented malts. Then I take a sip and itís nothing but sweetness all the way through. Sticky, cloying sweetness that coats my mouth and throat and makes me shiver a little in disgust. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this. Any notion of balance was thrown out the window. It took me a while to sip down the 10oz glass. Afterwards I felt full in the stomach and like I was getting diabetes.