MIBRomeo (2445) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black pour thick tan head, thick lacing. Hints of roast grains touches of coccoa powder along w/ some light alcohols. Palate is avg although well coated. Flavor is roasty grains, touches of chocolate an a subtle burnt or charred coffee finish. A decent smoke.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, almost no head. Aroma has roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour has malts, raisins, hops and some roastiness. Very subtle and balanced.
SilkTork (5020) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanet Easter Beer Fest. The Winter Gardens, Margate. Roasty chocolate. Wild taste - wild and funky with some good smooth chocolate sweetness, but the fruity rancid flavour is too off-putting and unpleasant.
altonbrownd (4488) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Koning. Black body with thin tan head. Nose of chocolate and plums. Prickly mouthfeel. Strong taste of smoke. Sweet taste. Subtle notes of chocolate, raisins, coffee. Malty. Some bitterness. Well done.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sampled this past weekend at wlv. thanks to kristina and the gang..... poured a dark chocolate brown with a thin tan head that formed around the edges of the glass..... aroma of dark fruit and roasted malt..... flavors of chocolate malt and some less subtle smoke.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. pours ruby with thin white head. aroma of smokey meats and brown sugar. flavors are smokey, caramel. smoke balanced by caramelly malts working well in this scotch ale.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled by bottle at West Lake View Tasting. Pours a light brown with an off white head. Nose is smoked malts, chocolate and slightly ashy. The smoky peat flavors are nice with a roasted chocolate and a light sweetness. Finishes with a charred bitter finish. Decent beer.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(3/15/08) Draught sample at Brouwerij de Molen in Bodegraven. 8.2% ABV. Very dark brown with a big stable light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of smoke. Sweetish flavor with some nice non-dominating, subtle, smoky peat notes, roasted malt and some fruits. Medium to full-bodied. Very balanced and not at all as overpowering as I was worried it’s gonna be due to the use of whiskey malt– very good!
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 08. Bottled and drunk on the train on the way home. Black with very dark brown edges. Lasting dark beige head. Aroma of an impy stout which surprised me. Intense choc malt aroma, some stinging hop too. Little bit of rubber in mouth, but more dark bitter choc. Finish has moderate length mostly of bitter dark choc. But it’s a fairly light bitterness. Very good strong choccy stout. I would probably have it down as an impy stout. Stinging herby hop is really rather good.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Planet Thanet 2008.
Almost black brown with no head. Nice blend in the aroma of chocolate, alcohol and bit roasty malt. Very slightly too much chocolate in the flavour and a little on the dusty side. Soft, fruity (blackberry) finish with some slight funk. Very tasty and interesting.