jackl (5614) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s thick, sludgy dark brown with a small head. Intimidating pour. The nose is grape, caramelized cherry. Brownie mix, cocoa. The taste is earthy, sweet. Cinnamon spiced chocolate cake. Some lactose. Vietnamese coffee. Full body, soft carbonation. Great stuff.
Cunningham (5499) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick oily black color with a beige head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Full body. Pleasant sweetness. Balanced and tasty. Mild fruity, chocolate, coffee and some roasted malt. Yeah!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours an abyss like body with no real head to speak of. Very malty roasty with coffee and licorice. Loads of roast y bitterness to the point where it gets rather ashy. Bitter and a bit oily, roasted coffee not really sweet. A modest roasted warming and again very slick and oily. Dart fruit and a bitter end. Solid offering overall.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Again, thanks go out to Sean9689 for this beer. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip at a recent tasting.
Pours near black with a good creamy mocha head with a bit of spotty lacing. The nose brings forward chocolate and roast along with some light smoke. Spices linger in the background. The flavor hits pretty hard, especially combined with the feel, with some chocolate and roast. Really heavy chocolate and some spice. Creamy body with light carbonation and an uber-smooth finish. Very well done by the CCB crew and their cross-Atlantic compatriots.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-25-2011
Nisse666 (4956) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark.
AP: dark brown colored body frothy wee beige foam
AR: chocolaty, coffey, vanilla
F: home brewed coffey, dadels, creme
JohnnyJ (4884) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to 50belair. Heavy dark brown/black pour, with a dense tan head. Chocolate, heavily roasted malts, burnt brown sugar, spice, dark fruit, molasses, and a touch of infected sourness. It was good except for the light unpleasant sour notes. Nice heavy, sugary dessert beer.
OleR (4804) - 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.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, soy, liquorish, raisin, plum and ash. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, soy, coffee, liquorish, raisin, tobacco and alcohol.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. 750 from CCB. Pours the typical Wambles dark black with a small tan head. Nose is raisin, chocolate, port, booze, slight rum, and sweetened chocolate. Flavor is a bit fudgy with raisins within: raisin, rum, chocolate, slight dark fruit, and slight rum. Medium-bodied stout that gains more complexity the warmer it gets. Very enjoyable imperial sweet stout.
burg326 (4601) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle that is a dark black. Has a thin tan head and has the aroma of roasted malt, choclate, figs and rasions. As the beer warms up has a nice chocolate malt start with a nice warming feeling like a nice scotch.