olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 22.10.2012.
Pours pitch black color with a small off-white head. Aroma is chocolaty sweet, some caramel malts, cocoa powder, mild dark fruits and distant licorice notes. Flavor is intense with chocolate, cocoa and dark malts, mild chili notes, distant vanilla and licorice also. Very smooth, yet dry velvety palate but with a very bitter finish, nice balance. Excellent.
lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1300. 22 oz. bottle. Bottled on: 07/08/13. A jet-black pour with a thick and creamy British khaki head. A roasty caramel maltiness, chocolate, cinnamon, peppers, vanilla, and coffee in the aroma. Medium-bodied and smooth on the way down. Caramel upfront taste-wise. Vanilla. Lots of chocolate in the middle. Very malty. Some bitter roasted coffee at the end. Just a touch of a chili burn finishes things off. A bit of warming alcohol throughout. Not bad, but I had hoped for more...
Jimsal27 (152) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into glass with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, malt. Taste is malt, some chocolate. Don’t get any heat or hint of the pepper. Even the chocolate is suble. Full body soft carbonation. A little disappointing. Was looking for more chocolate and pepper.
StevieT (327) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle aroma, jet black, thin off white head, strong coffee and chocolate flavours, bitter, smooth, you could do a lot worse. Thick and rich, not a beer for casual drinking, a real beers beer.
plaugher (127) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into an English pint. Pours a deep black with a sparse light brown head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma with a bit of vanilla, very sweet flavor with a bit of oakiness. Finish is quite boozy (given the theme, tequila?).
indianabeerman (15) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark brown / black, no head. smells chocolate sweet with a little coffee. tastes of malt with strong coffee bitter finish. little to no chocolate flavor
Bebum (193) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full body, medium flavor, medium length, light flavors.
Moderate bitterness, off dry.
Chocolate, raisins, alcohol,
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BoostIPA (1054) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from box aroma, pours a thin looking dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aromas of chocolate, some roast and a dash of spice. Taste is mostly chocolate milkshake, powdery but thin, with just a hint of spice. Very little spice actually. Finish is semi sweet with a lingering cocoa note. Decent.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a really nice impy stout, but probably not one that I’d drink on a regular basis. I found the beer way too heavy on the sweet malt and the chocolate. I was also a little disappointed that there was virtually no head on the beer whatsoever. The nose featured some really nice chocolate notes, along with some vanilla, cream and slight flowery hops. The finish was extremely sweet and contained a hint of alcohol.
obxsgrl98 (15) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted coffee smell with hints of chocolate. Dark charcoal, with Carmel color in the lacing. Thick and malty--soft on the palate and not so bitter finish. Very nice.
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