j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Andy at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big sweet roast, cocoa and chocolate. Tons of roast. Lots of chocolate, wood and sweetness. Cocoa, sweet and malty. Lots of chocolate and cocoa. Long sweet roast and cocoa. Very smooth.
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with little lacing. Notes of raisin, coffee, soy sauce, chalk, chocolate. And a hint of smokiness.
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to stevencon. Dark black pour, khaki colored head. Aroma of licorice and anise seed. Flavor has some chocolate going on, some licorice and a hint of chocolate liqueur. Thick, rich mouthfeel.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Black color, dark brown head. LActic, alcohol, sweet, solvents, salty scent, some nuts. Sweet, salty, roasted, metallic taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
rbrazell (1317) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks stevencon! Black pour with a tan head. Dirac is much better than Bohr. Sweet chocolate, chewy maltiness, vanilla and dried raisins. Solid beer.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by stevencon. Really nice cinnamon flavor with dark fruits and ash. Nice rich flavor with dark fruits, cinnamon, ash, coffee, and more. Nice!
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours oily pitch black with a small dark nougat head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and salty with roasted malts, ammonium chloride, alcohol, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, alcohol, resinous wood, burnt caramel, raisins, bourbon, pine, liquorice root, wet leaves and sweet dark bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and salty with heavily roasted malts, bitter chocolate, salt water, pine, wet leaves, alcohol, ammonium chloride, raisins, prunes, orange zest, lemon zest, fresh grass, ash and minerals. Mouthfeel is intense, sticky sweet, slightly oily bitter, excessively salty and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and salty with roasted malts, salty liquorice, lemon zest, pine, raisins, prunes, cinnamon and cardamom. Nope, this isn’t good either. The saltiness is just not for me.
tkrjukoff (3773) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly light brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is dry roasted raisins ashy tary soy. Flavor is acidy spicy pungent roasted dry fruity bitter. Finishes dry acidy bitter.
jcartamdg (1445) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, very viscous. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and slight roasted Malts. Taste follows. Solid impy stout.
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OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle, kindly shared by larsga. Black with ruby edges. Low mocha head.
Nose is faint ashy dark malts, black chocolate and hint of salty licorice. Well-roasted dark malt dominate the falvor. Notes of salty licorice, tar and burnt wood. A mellowing fruit tone underneath. Bittering hops for balancing only. More than medium full. Alcohol is noticable. Quite rough on the palate. Dryish burnt, slight peppery and fruity aftertaste.