NikkTwist (2673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Opaque pour with a thick creamy brown head. Rich chocolate nougat. Caramel malt. Espresso. Raisin pie. Pecan brownies. Figs. Prunes. French roast coffee. Silky smooth start to finish with a slight alcohol bite in the middle.
bcBelgianbrew (115) - , British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Lovely to look at. Dark and thick. Big alcohol. It’s was overpowering in a few ways, nothing subtle about it, but maybe that’s an imperial stout. Tan head. Very rich and malty sweet. This bottle had a skunky smell to it. Not sure if it was just me b/c I had a cold or it was the bottle. It didn’t jive for me.
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like motor oil. Smells like alcohol. Not very balanced. Overly hot. Thanks Seymour.
daje (3982) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body, big beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisins. Taste is heavy roasted, with plums, raisins, cocoa, red fruits. Good thick body. A nice strong coffee touch at the finish seals a good taste experience, with a roasty malt bitter aftertaste. This beer was actually a lot better than I expected.
GAcdr (10) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chocolate aroma, slightly bitter.
Drank out of bottle, nice design though.
Pear taste and darker woodiness.
Smooth to the palate, no filmy aftertaste
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black from the bottle. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Flavor is sweet, with lots of dark fruits. A hint of bitterness in the finish. A lovely, flavorful, wonderful beer.
mR_fr0g (8936) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2013. Thanks to Beese for the pour. Dark caramel opaque pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is soft roast, veg, salty soy. Full bodied low carb, flavour is salty soy, roast.
blankboy (7180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at ’Cask Days 2013’.] Beer #17 of the fest. Pours black with ruby hues and a spare bubbly tan head. Big roasty aroma along with darkf ruit, some alcohol, light hops, coffee and chocolate. Big flavour follows the aroma, with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, and ends with a big boozy roasty finish that is almost harsh. Average bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty good but not as good as expected, probably better in the bottle.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy tan cap. Aroma is waxy with chocolate, mild vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is mild and acidic with chocolate, dark roasted malts and light anise.
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Slightly sweet with traces of liquorice and chocolate. Very well balanced and dangerous because it doesn’t drink like a ten per center.