plaugher (197) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into a chalice. Pours jet black; sparse head. Nose of roasted malts, burnt rubber, and chocolate syrup; rich dark chocolate and roasted malty flavour. Does taste its alcohol percentage. Kinda slick. Mild but lasting bitter aftertaste. Warming. Must get another and try aging it.
GIJOE (672) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a thin brownish head that dissipates quickly to a ring and a small, bubbly patch. Moderate lacing. Nose is like a heavy, moist chocolate cake or brownie. Taste is slightly on the sweet side of balanced, which one might expect, given the name. Rich, chocolaty loveliness! There is a nice bitter bite, particularly in the aftertaste, that is reminiscent of high cacao dark chocolates. Full body; moderate carbonation. Delicious beer!
varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thin but persistent tan head. Chocolate - almost a good chocolate syrup aroma; dried fruit, jammy, plummy aromas. Taste is similar, roasty, chocolatey, slightly sweet at first then more like a good dark chocolate bar, a little coffee, a little bitterness from that as well. Slight boozy Baileys finish. Great beer
s_hartshorne (1611) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Pours like crude oil from the bottle. Jet black tan head low retention. Aroma is choc molasses roasted malts. Taste is choc coffee molasses vinous fruit strong roasted malts some alcohol good bitter dark choc finish. Sticky,very oily, a meal in a glass. Not the best smelling or tasting imppy I’ve had but has a lot going for it. Winter 13-14 bottle.
bastarda (100) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@bartlebier’s and oldmanriver’s beer seminar; aromas of toffee, coffee, melasse, plums and raisins, wonderfully chewy mouthfeel, taste brings up notes of raisins and melasse again, and more plums, and plum jam with just the right amount of bitterness at the finish, malt-coffee aftertaste. A yummy beer!
hohops (336) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is just about pitch black, a light brown head which instantly disappears. Aroma is loads of chocolate- like smelling a smooth chocolate milkshake. Some hops are detectable, along with espresso coffee and a hint of dark fruit. Taste- huge bitterness, dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt, black coffee, quite a full mouthfeel, a long, bitter, chocolatey finish. Gets a bit more boozy as it warms, with notes of port and fruitcake. Really nice.
Iznougut (7) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Con chocolate, correcte.. Color negre negre, el nas bé i poquet gas.. Gust i paladar correcte amb un punt de caramel..
HKdIPA (281) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Junction in London. Pitch black pour with tan head. Chocolate aroma with a bit of licorice but not overpowering. Smells great for a stout like this. Taste is rich and bitter chocolate - roasted malts, hoppy bitterness, lots of chocolate and some coffee. Bitter finish. Doesn't taste like 10%. Palate is both bubbly and rich (not too thick though) - nice. Exceeds expectations - delicious stout.
davidtjm (509) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is sweet, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, caramel, body is thin, texture is oily. Excellent
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a deep black color with a thin dark beige almost brown head. Minimum retention and very few lacings left
S: Smell is rich. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, candy, vanilla. Ended by grassy hops and alcohol
T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, coffee, yeasts, grassy hops. In overall a deliciously bitter beer. Very very tasty
M: Full creamy body. Low carbonation. Dry bitter mouthfeel. Alcohol is quite evident. Aftertaste is grassy and earthy
O: Brooklyn beers are usually good. This one is even better ;)
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