BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured a deep, deep brown with great carbonation leaving a big brown frothy cap and a nice amount of lacing
S: Rather letdown. Some chocolate and grains but thats about it.
T: Deep bitter cocoa blended with roasted malt is intial. A milk chocolate comes out with a light dash of heat middle to finish but a very, very light coffee note. A bit grain flavors remain throughout almost with a very light funk as well. Finish is stinging a bit dry with a light aftertaste. Overall smooth and tasty.
M: Pretty big body, well carbonated
O: A good representation of the style!
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
lots of taste of raisin and prune with a nice malts that is not too strong but has a good amount of substance in order to create a healthy drinking beer. the fizziness over-mask some the flavors but you can still taste the effort the brewers put into the beer.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very roasted with coffee and molasses elements. There is also hops and toffee. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this beer hides it’s alcohol well.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Dark cola brown, but not much head. Aroma seems quite yeasty. Some booze, chocolate, herbs. Has the appropriate Baltic flavours, with some chocolate and herbal notes. Not as boozy as I expected. Surprisingly dry finish. Nice beer.
kayres (473) - , Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black and a huge tan head. Aroma is a dull light soy and malt combo. Huge body w tiny hints of coco and roast. Slightly sweet with a dry finish.
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Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer Tasting, London. Thanks Jack for this beer. Pours black-brown with a soft, creamy tan head. Dark malt nose with some soft roast and burnt wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich chocolate, light roasted malts, light booze. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dark, lightly burnt sugary sweet finish with mild, earthy bitterness, rich chocolate cake and light milk cocoa. Nice beer overall.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours very dark brown, with a thick light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut. The taste roasted malt, residual sweetness, dark fruit, touch of tanginess, lactose, brown sugar, chocolate and alcohol warmth, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Decent stuff, but I am still left a little underwhelmed.
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from brewery, black pour, tan head. roasted malt aroma, chocolate covered raisins in both aroma & flavor. Pretty flavorful with medium mouthfeel. good stuff
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Black color with a deep brown head. The nose is of brown sugar, malt vinegar. Meaty smoke and pumpernickel bread. The taste is quite sweet and boozy. Some yeast, port wine. Vinous. Sweet malty finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall a decent beer, though it didn’t low my socks off.
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... Huge Huge Huge Huge thanks to The Big Cheese for this ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet chocolate roast nose ... dark roast ... sweet malts ... soft chocolate ... quite a dry bitter chocolate ... little blackcurrant in its finish ... very nice but not there best in my book