Borup (3667) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at CBC. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, hops, dark fruit and coffee.
IrishBoy (3617) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mcbackus. Nose is coffee, chocolate, a hint of roast, and vanilla. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is sweetness, light bitterness, and chocolate.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CCB Tap Room. Pours black brown with a small tanned creamy head. Aroma is roasted malty sweet fruity snd bready. Flavor is velvety, drinkable, roasted sweet malty fruity and medium bitter. Finishes sweet malty and bitterish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from trade shared 7/28/12.
blackish brown with a creamy tan head.
aromas of roast, licorice, plums, browned - brown sugar, paint, chocolate, a little nutty yeast and a bunch of grape-like fruitiness.
the flavor is the same but the grape makes me not want to drink more than a snifter of it... also, it gives it a bit of unpleasant tartness.
medium bodied, roasty and dry with a little boozy heat. 6/4/6/3/14-
Scopey (3243) - 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.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tobacco and licorice nose, very bold. Cola colored, thn tan head. Tobacco and charcoal flavor. Big, full bodied and viscous, but not overly boozy.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and chocolate
Taste: Dark malts, chocolate with a mild bitterness in the finish
Nice and smooth drinking
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Fl. Poured with a dark black body and smaller beige head. Aroma of sweet choctale, dark fruit skins, raisins, pudding skinks. Flavor of medium /full stout with average carbonation and a lingering carbonation. Flavor of dry dark chcocolate, vanilla, some coffee beans, ugh
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a deeper cola hued consistency with deeper reddish brown edges and topped with a medium khaki tan head that slowly reduces to a thicker ring around the edges if the glass... Sweet cocoa and moderate roasty malt component. Dark fruit surfaces late to coincide with the aforementioned... Flavors are not overly sweet with an earthy cocoa chocolate note to coincide with a meshing note of roasted malt. Again dak fruits come through late. Perfect amount of sweetness that never becomes overbearing. Dryness cuts through any lingering residual sweetness. Pretty nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a black colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice and a little burnt toast. Similar flavours with lingering alcohol, dark chocolate again and Ovaltine. Mild carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Quite bitter to finish. Lovely.