FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pitch black color throughout with a large, thick, creamy, light sandy tan head. Very good retention which settles into a thick, creamy layer of lacing.
S - Fairly typical RIS smell with lots of dark malt. Dark chocolate is the most prominent of the stout flavors, but there are hints of coffee, dark fruit, just a little vanilla, and a bit of alcohol.
T - A lot of dark and semi-sweet chocolate throughout. Initially there is also some coffee and a touch of date and some other general dark fruit. Some sweet and some bitter flavors mix together. Mid sip a touch of alcohol and tartness comes out, but the dark malt and chocolate are still quite prevalent. It finishes similar to the start only slightly sweeter chocolate and a hint of vanilla. The chocolate, malty slightly sweet and bitter taste lingers on the tongue for a little while.
M - Medium to full body with a bit below average carbonation. Velvety smooth and creamy that goes down quite easy. Just slightly warming, especially considering the ABV.
D - Quite a drinkable stout and makes a nice dessert or night time sipper. Well balanced and has a nice assortment of flavors. The body also really helps the drinkability. Alcohol is definitely present, but it isn’t that strong, especially given the ABV.
Notes: Vintage Winter 09-10. A very nice, chocolate forward stout. It isn’t as chocolaty as Young’s Chocolate Stout, but the chocolate malt is front and center. Good solid example of the style and made for a nice beer to sip to finish the night. Right on the cusp of being an amazing beer; it’s not quite there but it is a very good beer that I would love to drink again.
Erzengel (889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tiefschwarz im Glas mit schokoladenbraunem Schaum.
Geruch etwas nach alter Pappe.
Der Antrunk ist dickflüssig, leicht säuerlich. Zum Hauptteil mild, die 10% sind nicht zu schmecken. Der säuerlich-schokoladige Antrunk wird im Hauptteil deutlicher. Sehr mild.
Auf der Zunge bleibt eine röstmalzig-schokoladig-leicht sauer-herbe Note zurück. Anklänge an Espresso.
--> Sehr interessant. Vielen Dank an Sean für dieses Bier!
(21.2.2011) --> Noten: 12,12,10,10,12,12 - 11,40
djroehler (275) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black with creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, burnt and heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, spiciness, slight sweet. Taste is rich coffee and chocolate, burnt malt, cinnamon, slight malt sweetness, some citrus.
pictoman (219) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 355mL bottle. Thick black with robust tan head. Mild roast and chocolate aroma. The bitter coffee roast has a nice hit on the flavour, a subtle sweet chocolate flavour comes a little later. Thick and creamy.
Awktoberfest (200) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackest black in color....super creamy...nice sticktoitiveness on the tongue... This gets better as it warms and u drink it...it's real good... A great winter sipper ... Worth it:)
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FriendOfBeer (52) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted chocolate aroma. Very sweet throughout the taste. Taste of dark chocolate, burnt toast, and licorice. Great chocolate stout that actually has a strong chocolate taste.
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Nehpets (13) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours extremely dark almost black. Very nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Really thick and dense with a strong malty cocoa molasses flavor. I enjoyed this immensely.
jdb288 (141) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Bier Garden. Tan head over black body. Deep chocolate flavor. Roasted malts are nice. Of the same style, I prefer Founders BS. Still a solid outing here.
Gerbeer (1234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Pour black with full tan head. Light aromas of sweet coffee and alcohol. Flavors of sweetened chocolate and dusty roasted malts. Creamy but quite sweet overall. Alcohol on the finish.
Luvystypotables (214) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great dark ebony colour, with a lasting small head. A complex aroma of smoke, phenol and chocolate malt. Wonderful complex taste of phenol, coffee and smoke. Creamy feel with a delicious smoky palate
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, nice medium tan head. Rich malt, smoke and phenolic smell. Creamy roasted malt with a chocolate accent and a great finish. Yummy!
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