shoulderbroken (3452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oaty, coffee, chocolate, bit of caramel. Bit of marker pen too. Good stuff. Light smoke and spice. Nice. Feels boozier than it is. Rich. Nice.
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black opaque colour with a mediumsized foamy/creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some mild alcohol as well as liquorice and some ripe fruitiness. Flavour is ripe fruits, raisins, mild roasted malts, some coffee and sweet maltiness to it. Balanced, and actually a nice slow sipper.
deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a very dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has strong roasted malts with bitter dark grain and a hint of bitter coffee. Flavor is full of bitter dark grains with a bitter chocolate note and a good amount of roasted malts.
mr_h (4519) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home, from AleselA, Paisley, roasted malty, chocolate, liquorice aroma, opaque very dark brown near black with a good, tan head, chocolate, coffee, liquorice flavour, bitter aftertaste.
DwarfeD (2389) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a medium tan head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, coffee, pine, brown sugar and dark chocolate. Tasty!
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice - with a roasted finish.
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank after the Wan Chai Roundhouse opening. Pitch brown-black opaque pour. Thin dark tan finely fizzy head. No lacing. Smells of bitter burnt malt, heavy coffee, Tastes of moderate to heavy bitterness, lemony citric spicy bready malt finish, coffee grounds aftertaste. Body is slick, very smooth, bitter and slightly metallic at the end. Tasty, big and better.
HKdIPA (621) - HONG KONG - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Rich black pour with dark tan head with frog eye bubbles and some sticky lacing. Aroma is rich coffee, dark dark chocolate, dark fruit. Taste follows - a bit more chocolate and coffee, almost mocha, with big hoppy bitterness throughout. Rich but not too thick palate. Some boozy bitter warmth on the finish, but more roasted malt and bitter coffee. Really good and doesn't feel any weaker in flavor than higher ABV stouts. Great.
MonsterMagnet (999) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours black and tan. Lovely full flavoured beer with dark chocolate, roast, espresso, dark fruit, hint of soy sauce. Great balance, full body, creamy texture, soft carbobation. Lingering bitter dark chocolate finish. There?s much more flavour and body to it than I guessed from the abv. Lovely brew.
alexsdad06 (8268) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle from Party Source. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized, creamy tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, dark chocolate, powdery cocoa, dark caramel, coffee, tobacco, this is a flavorful, bigger stout that I will definitely revisit in the future.