karpik (210) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee, some ash is also there. Pours pitch black with tan stable head. Taste is medium dry with coffee and dark chocolate. Bitterness is medium, body is medium to full. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Overall lovely stout.
Leighton (13855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours clear black-brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has some burnt cereal, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with bitter scorched earth, oily cocoa, some dried fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more earthy bitterness, burnt wood, baking cocoa. Not bad.
jackl (5617) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose of meaty coffee ad cocoa. Pretty muscular. Oily chocolate shake. Similar flavour. Moderate hoppy bitterness and charred grain. Earth. Forest fire. Motor oil thickness. Boost juice indeed.
IngetSlick (48) - - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014). Small creamy, brown, head. Black body. Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted hops, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee, vanilla. Salt, sweet and sour with a bitter aftertaste.
dfearnley (1188) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to stout glass
Chocolate, coffee, light caramel and smoke, wood, and some very light barnyard. The colour is a very dark, opaque, brown with a thin mottled frothy dark tan head. Retention is good an there is moderate lacing. The taste starts with a light caramel, but then goes full on into dark chocolate and vanilla, leather, soy and hoppy bitteness round this out.
nickel (612) - - JUN 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Explosive aroma of roasted malt, hops, chocolate. Taste is the same. Thick and creamy body.
mateuszk (566) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with beige creamy head. In aroma lots of roasted malts, chocolate, some liquorice and very nice vanilla and woody notes. Overall great aroma! In taste the beer is full of dark chocolate and coffee with same great wood and vanilla. All this backed by medium strength bitterness and warming well mixed alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture, creamy on the palate, softly carbonated. Great beer.
LoFi (1673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light brown head.
Aroma: licorice, chocolate, roast, fruit.
Taste: grapefruit, salmiak, licorice, coffee, cocoa powder.
wiedrzensky (273) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Dark with thick brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, roasted malts, very inviting. Alcohol warmth, light bitter, light sweet with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Heavy, oily texture, with bitter finish. Great.
DocJitsu (1202) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with NO head in spite of a vigorous pour. Smoky, very dark roasted aromas with substantial depth. Completely flat. When I pried the lid off, it gave no fight at all and no "ssst" sound was noted. Seems the carbonation leaked out of an unsecured lid. Otherwise, it’s rich and thick. Just a hint of carbonation would’ve made the difference though. It was bottled on August 6, 2013 and I’m drinking it on May 20, 2015. Alcohol heat is noted midway and through the finish. Well-blended sweetness and olive and dark chocolate bitterness. Inexpensive Canadian whiskey is also noted.