jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Poured a deep mahogany with a small round bubbly tan head. The aroma is rich chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and coffee. The flavour is medium to strong sweet with a rich sweet malt chocolate cake, alcoholic spicy light liqourice palate and a long sweet bitter finish. Full bodied with flat carbonation and and oily mouthfeel. A real treat indeed.
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Lots of sweet dark chocolate, light cherry, molasses, vanilla, over ripe fruit. Full body, thick sticky texture, soft near flat carbonation, heavy sweet and medium bitter with some cherry acidity. Big and sticky, but no little alcohol prescence and quite pleasant.
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to my boy Weezel. Pour dark and has that awesome boozy chocolate aroma I love. Cherries come out in palate. Gets better as it gets warm.
Weezel (241) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black our with a hunt of blood red glistening through. Aromas of cherries, cola, vanilla, and slight alcohol. Taste is super thick and luscious with big cherry flavor. This is followed by more cola, raspberries, chocolate and bitter coffee. Unbelievable.
nimbleprop (6066) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours an opaque black with a ring of beige head. Nose has booze, raisin, smoke, molasses, burnt wood, caramel. Flavor has some burnt wood, caramel, vanilla, toasted coconut, raisin, a bit of black pepper, ancho, molasses. Creamy finish.
tom10101 (4020) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by kermis, thanks! Deep black and motor-oil thick (of course, it’s a Cigar City stout) with a light ring of foam and little lacing. Aroma is very complex and rich with dark chocolate, black cherries, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and spices. Taste is moderately sweet with black cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, spices, caramel, spices and a gentle "hot" finish from the alcohol (but not 15% abv hot, so it’s well done). Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Warming. I’m always sceptical with the high rated stouts from Florida, but this one certainly live up to the hype. Extremely rich and complex while being impressively well balanced. Really enjoyable and I certainly wouldn’t mind drinking it again a few times in the future.
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting, BBW. Black pour with thin brown foam. Aroma is really nice, rich chocolaty aromas, tons of vanilla, bourbon, spice, I don’t get the cherries that much but there are certainly many layers to this one. Taste is really intense, rich chocolaty notes, spicy, boozy but enjoyably so, nice full palate warmth. Really really liked this.
kermis (7163) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a very short lived brown head. Aroma of roast, rich chocolate, caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet. Thick mouthfeel with alcohol warmth in the finish. The cherries coming out lightly in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Fantastic!
tderoeck (6491) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
28/III/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-319) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: cocoa powder, bit dusty, mocha, coffee, roasted stuff, some ashes even. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity start, sourish, sugary, overripe fruits, citric acidity, some chocolate, molasses, red fruits. Aftertaste: sourish, alcohol, caramel, some mocha, chocolate, citric, soft hop bitterness, some raspberry and cherry jam, sugary, alcohol.
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: coffee, alcohol, little bourbon.
TASTE: alcohol, very sweet, too sweet, but nice.
I think this sample has been open for a little too long, but still nice!