Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #118. Dark black with a chocolaty brown head. Nice sweet chocolate aroma, mild. Roasty with a bit of a spiciness too, sharp roastiness in the finish. Nice stout. (2054)
Tmoney99 (10549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, smoke and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good, not great.
dmac (3989) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Matt. Poured a pitch black body with a fizzy average sized light brown head. Aroma and flavor of light chocolate, brown bread, soapy citrus and a touch of dust. Great body, fuller with soft carbonation and some lingering burnt notes. This beer probably would have rated a lot higher if I didn’t just drink Hunaphus and BA Eclipse 50/50.
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Rapture release, thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and a touch of smoky earth notes. Taste is roast, chocolate, coffee, light earthy smoke and a little tell of the alcohol content on the finish. Solid.
johnnnniee (2282) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 12/09/2008
Received in trade form brentk56, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a decent sized fluffy tan head that shows moderate retention. This smells incredible from the moment I pop the cap until I stick the bottle in the recycle bin. Dark fruits, caramel, licorice, chocolate, hints of smoke, its all in here. Little to no hop presence in the aroma. Taste is caramel and chocolate up front, licorice, dark fruit and faint hints of alcohol and hop deep underneath. Smooth chocolate frappe creamy mouthfeel, light level of carbonation, medium to thick body. I wish I hadn’t sat on this one so long because I’d love to know what its like fresh. This is drinking beautifully right now, too bad its the only one I’ve ever seen.
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and maybe even a little bretty, smoky aroma, with some raisins. Mild alcohol and roast bite, mellows out with some cheeses. Fairly smooth and pretty OK. Very dark brown-black with dark tan head.
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at papsoe tasting. clear very dark amber, smooth light brown head. roasted malty, wood, faint dried fruit in the aroma. flavor is roasted malty, dried fruits, wood, ddry, complex, faint smoke.
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Licorice, high malty, chocolate, caramel, toffee, hard roasted, light berries, dark fruits, light smokey. Nice.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and caramelish. Flat malty, earthy and dry malty. Bitter and slight spiced. Ends dry and bitter. Toffee caramelish and vague liqourice into the far finish.
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø. It pours pitch black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, liquorice, chocolate and dark fruit. The flavour is sweet fruity with notes of chocolate, hard roasted malt, light liquorice and light coffee. Long sweet fruity finish.