alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group in late 2012. Pours jet black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor had a big hoppy/malty mix; dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, some citrus and earthy hops, even some resin, a splash of black coffee and a hint of the alcohol. Good body and easy to drink considering the abv.
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, one finger beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, booze, bourbon, raisins, vanilla. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. I didn’t expect it to be that good.
reit0101 (6) - Minnespolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma and appearance. Love the almost carmel looking head. Nice coffee taste at first, though a strong bourbon after taste is a little to overpowering for my taste.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with much thanks to SVD. Pours a deep brown with an enticing tan head and aromas of charcoal, cream, dark fruit & persimmon. Flavor has charcoal, whiskey, coffee, leather, a little bit of prune and some anise. Pushes warm across the palate with ABV warmth and finishes a little rough around the edges. Wondering what this would do with some age to see if it smooths out a bit.
Jimsal27 (154) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Weak aroma some alcohol, malt, leather. Taste chocolate, roast, malt. Alcohol is hidden well for 12%. Medium body and carbonation. Slight bitter finish. Really smooth and drinkable. Hope to see this in my store again. Definitely will keep a few on hand.
Defreni (2285) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Kulsort olieret øl med et lille skumhoved. Duft af chokolade og malt med en god del vanilie. Smagen lever næsten op til duften. Meget drikbar chokoladestout.
darb85 (35) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great.Smooth well balanced. Awesome.need more. One of the better stouts. Great. Whoop
Berard (180) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with very little head. Nearly zero carbonation with coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Very substantial.
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greenbeerier (1) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Coffee, woody, alcohol, toast. This is a pretty decent beer that I drank one time. Yep.
mrmartin (649) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with thin tan head.
Coffee and roasted malts
Was slightly disappointed in this one would like to taste an aged one.