PorterPounder (6526) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Conyers, Ga - Sigman Bottle Shop - 275 ml bottle. Pitch black, licorice-like pour with a thin but sticky khaki colored head that leaves a light film of lacing. Aroma of creosote, licorice, a touch of espresso. Flavor is enticing, with some licorice accents, some plums and prunes, espresso hints in the back end with just a hint of warm booziness ans smokiness, . Mouthfeel has a warming thickness to it.
Countbeer (5601) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Sticky medium sized beige to light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of a strong roasty touch, roasted barley malts, coffee roast, some nettle drenched in liquid nettle, some marzepin, a light hint of flowers and the slightest hint of cloves.
Flavours of creamy liquorice, roast, coffee, bitters, some coffee roast, light spicy, tar, liht chocolate, malt roast, wood roast and some grainy roast.
Aftertaste has some good roast, bitters, liquorice, some coffee.
Low carbo, soft creamy silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Nice and thick, close to becoming complex.
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 275ml ; A cool aroma - worth the money alone . Coffee and Chocolate fucking in the air . Beige khaki head is good above black purple beer... Dranks fine . More coffee ,more chocolate, roast bitterness and richess, some raisin , maybe peach too .
Ron (3171) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9.3 oz bottle. Dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma is very smooth milk chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, caramel. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. Taste is at first sweet dark fruits with chocolate in the background, roasted malts and bitter chocolate in the end. I really enjoyed this.
jb (2636) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fluffy thick head, very dark, reddish highlights. Very very dark chocolate nose. Some sweetness, mild roastiness in taste. Tastes very light, then gets richer. Alcohol extremely well hidden. Grainy at the end. Very well done, thanks for sharing, Ron.
kevinator (1544) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant and a good sipper. Strong roasted and woody aroma. Kind of musty. Very dark and looked thick with a small head. Typical thick palate with lower carbonation. Roasted and coffee flavors with maybe a little smokiness. Well balanced. Alcohol was hidden well.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, GBBF 2013, thanks to Kjell for sharing. Opaque jet black body. Naked surface. Roasted dark caramel and chocolate on the nose. Confectionery taste with hints of anise, dried fruits, and coffee. Gentle roasted, dark malty ending. Smooth and warming on the swallow. Fine night cap to round off the second day at the festival (London Olympia 14.08.2013).
JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Dark brown to black pour. Beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Some raisin comes through in the taste. Very good. Surprised at how tasty this beer is.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
275ml bottle. Very dark brown, close to black. Medium light beige fine head. Soft subdued licorice and chocolate aroma. Nice roasted malts. Velvety texture. Raisins. Rich flavours. Nice smooth texture. Chocolate and raisins and roasted malts. A really really well made Russian Imperial Stout. Lovely.
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and a little smoke. Flavor si roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Medium to heavy body, with a slightly bitter finish.