saxo (13337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, bread, nuts and hops.
BeerKurve (408) - - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with high carbonation and a filmy brown head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla,roasted barley & malts and faint hops. Flavor is chocolate & coffee forward with vanilla, roasted barley, and a slight oakiness. Aftertaste is a bittersweet chocolate finish. Body is moderate but the carbonation is rather strong for the style. Body issues aside, this is a good beer!
Iphonephan (2603) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared with Kermis. From a bottle with the "solstice" label. Pours black with a tan head. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Flavors include some licorice. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, roast, toffee, a little dark fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
akoeninger (319) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Aroma of boozy coffee and dark fruit. Smooth, roasted, some coffee and some warming. A good big stout, but drinkable enough to be casual.
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beerbaaron (858) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dissipating beige head with a wispy lasting topping. Aroma is sweet and clean, full of chocolate, some coffee, touch of vanilla. Medium body, very pleasant roastiness. Mild roasty bitterness. Chocolate, some coffee. Creamy and super smooth.
MarinEvelyn (422) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate. Roadt. Oats. Sweet. Coffee. Vanilla. Very drinkable, super smooth. Roasty. Chocolate. Coffee. Vanilla. Mmmmm. Strobg coffee like aftertaste. I think this beer kicks ass.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A robust stout with some off flavors. Meh.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed a few months after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Black body topped by a large beige head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is a bit phenolic, burnt rubber, toasted raisin bread, a cold cup of black coffee. Taste is raisin bread, some molasses, some black liquorice, tar sensation, a sip of cheap instant black coffee, green apples (!?), medium roast level, a solid leafy-herbal hops presence that balances out the sweetness. Medium body with a medium carbonation. Basically a pretty standard medium size stout that is brought down by too much phenols & rubber and also awkward green apples.
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Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a creamy looking, medium tan head. The head doesn’t last very long, though. Aroma is earthy, with licorice, coffee, light chocolate, and some smoky elements. The taste is heavy on chocolate that has an interesting mixture of vanilla and some mild cherry and citrus flavors. Coffee is a prevalent undertone that becomes readily more potent at the end. Aftertaste is vanilla and coffee. This one is medium bodied and creamy in texture. Some very mild carbonation in here as well. I enjoyed this. It might not be one of my favorite stouts, but it is a very solid offering.
r464 (1735) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty malt aroma with a sizable tan head. Roasty malt, earthy, smooth. Full body with a nice round feel. Hints of coffee and toast.