BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flip topped bottle from Summer Santa and served in my Expedition snifter: Near opaque with a fading beige head and left excellent lace and some oily legs upon the glassware. The nose detects chocolate, smoked and toasty malt, a hint of American piney resiny hops, hint of pineapple and rhubarb, anise and pepper esters too.
The taste starts with a big punch out of high alpha citric hops that last and last. A rich chocolate and rye-like grain support the middle. The finish is surprisingly limp with a muddled spice and earthy character. The mouth feel is sharp at first but smoothed out. An lingering hop bite is found after the malty tones are gone. Good but not hardly epic, perhaps some age will mellow the hop and balance the beer a bit better. Right now it is a copy of the big Americanized hoppy stouts and not as good.
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Visual: Pours a reddish black, very thick and oily, with no head.
Aroma: . Very sweet flavor, soft cocoa with hints of liqueur, complex and some bitterness.
Taste: Prunes, licorice, preserved dark fruits, chocolate with smooth roasted malty accents.
JanLaursen (2486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 l, purchased in 2008, kept in my cellar. Reddish black, extremeky thick and oily, with no head. The aroma is prunes, licorice, mint, preserved dark fruits, chocolate with smooth roasted malty accents. Full body. Very sweet flavor, soft cocoa with hints of liqueur and mint, very complex with a long, lingering finish and medium bitterness. Going downhill.
Ernest (5863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (rated sometime in 2008, BB Apr 09).
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of vanilla and alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Enjoyit (2992) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black of color with a brown head. An aroma of menthol, liqurice and bitter. A flavor of bitter coffee, bitter, chocolate and oily.
RasmusOtt (916) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is minty liquorice, roasted malts, dark fruits and lightly oxidized. Taste is minty liquorice, roasted malts, light medicine and dark fruits.
Rasmus40 (8879) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, plenty of roasted malt, chocolate and hoppy. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied, soft and almost creamy. Finish is roasted bitter. Very nice. 311209
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark pour witha foamy head. Roasty malt aroma with some chocolate and dark fruit. Lots of dried fruit, molasses, roasted malt and chocolate in the flavor. Nice.
Marko (3722) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from either fiulijn or Papsoe, whoever it was HUGE thanks! Poured a black body with a small off white head. Coffee, peach, sweet rubber gum, sweet but relatively fresh. The taste kicks out really bitter, crudely so in the beginning, showing some vaguely aromatic herbal hints and grinding into dust a nice sof roasty maltiness. Slightly yoghurty. Overall a pretty good stout but too hopped.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet looking bottle via dakine on 6/6/10. the last of the night. bb9/4/10.
orange shade of black.
smells of green peppers, black peppercorns, roast, sweet grain, molasses, mud and wet wood.
the taste is a mix of the aroma... a little salty, muddy, twigs, tar, molasses, smoke and a spicy finish. it is far sweeter than need be...
thick full body is aided by hop and alcohol dryness. 7/4/7/3/14/3.5
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma is roasty with some chocolate and light molasses notes. Flavor is loaded with prunes, molasses and coffee. Nice beer.