fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle shared at WeeHeavySD’s 2000th rate tasting thanks to toncatcher. Pretty dark with a decent head. Roasted malts and some dark chocolate in the aromas. Flavors were similar with a more bitter flavor and a rather hoppy character. Pretty darn good.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of toncatcher. Thanks, Dennis! Pours a dense, murky, dark chocolate-brown color; light-tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of dark bitter chocolate, dense roasted and chocolate malts in the aroma; nicely toasty. Lively carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tons of chewy dark chocoalte, roasted / burnt malts, and oily coffee and chocolate throughout; intense, bitter, chewy chocolate core; solid impy stout. Lengthy finish: bitter coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle form toncatcher shared at my 2000th rating tasting with Kmweaver and his wife, my girlfriend Cyn, dalekliz, fordest, toncatcher, and wetherel. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is sweet and smokey and quite rich. Super big smokey potent nose. Rich sweet malty chocolate taste with big smoked malt.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pitch black colour. Sweet dark fruity very roasty chocolate aroma. Great mouthfeel. The flavour has a very pleasant roasted maltiness with raisons, chocolate, some spice, coffee and some liquorice. Yum!
charlotte (4430) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour with large creamy head.Aroma of dark chocolate and rosted malt.Smooth flavor and nice well balanced mouth feels with note of nuts and licorice.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, toasted marshmallow, wood, coffee, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, light fennel, cocoa, and coffee.
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a creamy brown head. Aroma is very nutty walnuts and dark chocolate witih tarry liquoice. Flavour is dry raosted malts burnt caramel, Toasted walnuts, coffee and sticky dates. This beer has a gorgeous mouthfeel thick and syrupy with a wonderful silky finish. This is one beer i would like a bottle of!!!
asheft (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[on tap at EBF 2008]
Potent dark malt bubblegum aroma with generous raisin and plum and some tobacco. Also perceptible citrus and pine hops in the nose. Thick, black-brown with wisps and ring. Excellent, almost vinous, roasted malt and coffee flavour with all the bitterness coming from dark malts. Notes of oxidized molasses and grain. Full body, moderate carbonation, a little dark malt bitter finish.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF. Black, small coarse head. Dry roasty, burned bread aroma, some bitter cocoa. Intensive salty, liquorice flavor, burned toast, coffee. Very sweet, syrupy finish. Full bodied, sticky syrupy palate. It’s a big beer for sure.
Rune (8716) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from a barrel at EBF 08 – 11.9% ABV. Pitch black body. No head. Smell of vanilla sweetness and anise. Well blended taste of cocoa and chocolate malts, partly counterbalanced by bitter coffee beans. Velvet in the mouth. Strong and full bodied. Great stuff (12.09.2008).