RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty young bottle. Bottled 16th March 2009. Aroma is dark roast and notes of nuts and treacle. Dark chocolate and black olive flavor.
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hey, I really like this beer and this brewery. Pours not quite black with a light brown head. Aroma of black walnuts - dark fruits - mince - some brandied chocolate; also caramel, raisins and rum. This beer certainly reminds one of a very good Barley Wine, the fruity sweet complexity held togeter with strong malts. The finish is long and rummy. did I say it has chunks?
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Much more pleasant than their Winterbock. This was bottle number 925 brewed on 13/14 Feb 2009. Black and very powerful pouring very flat. Low carbonation and left no lacing.Traces of liquorice and chocolate. Very powerful and almost wine like. Impressive,
tomer (1367) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewey, smallish creamy head, dark quite opaque black with a streak of ruby red, aroma of medium roasted coffee, peanuts, hay and barnyard, and hints of earth and soy sauce. Flavours of espresso coffee, dark chocolate and dates, exqiusite sweetness lingering in your mouth creating an oily sirupy treacling texture, wonderfull sweet and bitter coffe aftertaste with a touch of hay.
daniele (4501) - ITALY - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note tostate lieviti caffe cioccolato luppoli leggeri difetti ma penso che sia un po troppo giovane intnsa in bocca l’alcol è ben nascosto note tostate buone amaro deciso ma non invadente
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle unknown vintage. Mild chocolate aromas, caramel, light anise as well in the aroma. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Chocolatey and caramelly malts, hints of vanilla and coffee, toffee, hints of anise and a spicy hop bitterness. Not bad, feel more like an abbey ale than an imperial stout to me.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 311/524 brewed 14 dec 2007 shared by boltz7555.... Good sweet licorice aroma. Brown body with tan head. Thick sweet licorice and caramel mix. Thick good stout on palate. Thanks Jason
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark brown ale poured with modest tan head that quickly subsided. There is a strong treacle and alcohol aroma. It is syrupy rhick with a rather flat but interesting flavor - plum, licorice and alcohol.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ’t Arendsnest. Very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Solid espresso and chocolate aroma. Punch of chocolate, balanced by espresso, roasted flavours, with some sharp fruit. Soft. A beer in the top league.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Carlsens Kvarter, Odense. Pours a fizzy deep brown coloured brew with a frothy cappuccino head. Aromas of coffee, old/matured apple cider, licorice and dark fruit. Flavour of cherries, roasted malt, oxidized, smoke and dark fruit.