Derek881 (1017) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. It had a thick black color with an above-average sized creamy and slightly foamy tan head that had modest retention, but excellent cling and great lacing. Its aroma had a rich malt presence with strong notes of chocolate along with tones of coffee, molasses, and caramel, along with a grainy hop undertone and notes of wood and dark fruit. The beer had a somewhat sweet taste initially with flavors of chocolate, coffee, light caramel, and a good blend of dark fruit and raisin, that gave way to a bitter grainy effect with a touch of alcohol. It was a fairly wet beer, a touch creamy, with good carbonation and fizz, It was somewhat dry with an alcohol presence at the finish and a dry, but full, mouthfeel.
ericdevin (905) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Packaged as Vampire Slayer. Pours a dark black/brown, little bit of brown head, looks like soy sauce. Aroma nice, an almost smoky, roasty character, tobacco, soy sauce, plums. Body thin yet aggressive, finish dried fruity with a bit of a woody bite. Really nice, if not in the top tier of the style.
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours out black topped with a brown head. Nose is lots of roast malts milk chocolate vanilla and some pit fruit. Taste is as the nose with some the roast malts leading the charge coffee vanilla and some chocolate sweetness. Man I love the clown shoes imp stout.
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ vejle, christmas. Bottled 2/2012. Pitch black, small tan head, nice lacing. Aroma, roasted malts coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, spices, . Taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, smoked, wood, . Nice and rich. Dry mouth feel. Medium carbonation.
beeratarian (103) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a taster. Dark black medium brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and little smokey. Flavor is slightly dry, medium body some roasted malt and a little dried fruit. Finishes dry and a little tart. Very drinkable though. Not over the top but tasty.
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Guinn and Peter at Guinn’s house. Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is roasted barley and lots of chocolate. Flavor is lots of chocolate, sweet malt, and slight coffee roast. Very sweet beer. Too sweet. But overall, fine.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2406) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bottle shared by Mick. 10% a pitch black pour with a rusty head. The nose is sweet hickory, light smoke & dark chocolatey malts. Nice med-full bodied, sweet & a bit fruity maybe cherrywood, hickory and roasty goodness. Great stuff. Wonderfully balanced.
badpuppy69 (266) - orange, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a black no light. Brown creamy head. Aroma is vanilla and milk chocolate and cherries. Taste follows the aroma well with some underlying dark fruits. Medium mouth feel. Extraordinary brew!
Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Colonial Liquors. Pours black with a thick, brown/beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, sugar, coffee, vanilla and dark fruits, specifically raspberry. Body is thick and heavy with a sweet, mild and smooth feeling in the mouth. Minimal carbonation.
StoutHead (715) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, as "Vampire Slayer". Pours vcompletely black with a one-finger brown head. The aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and sugars and a bit of coffee. Full body and soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Impossibly smooth and velvety feel with a long roasted aftertaste and a slightly bitter finish. Some hops could’ve made this even better, but it already is damn good.
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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