SuperTiti33 (817) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire opaque. Fin collet.
Nez: rhum à fond. Chocolat. Boisé. Vanille.
Bouche: très onctueuse. Chocolat. Rhum. Boisé. Gâteau vanillé. Crème glacé napolitaine. Boisé.
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KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Thanks to Phil. Pitch black and cloudy, lace. Nose is lots of rum, chocoalte, some soy, a bit of licorice, vanilla, and berries. Great nose. flavor is a bit thinner than expected form the nose, with vanilla, chocolate, and berries, and rum. Very nice, but I would dig it more with a higher abv stout.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3555) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beerism, 2014. 6.5% a deep black pour with a tan head. The nose is boozy rhum, cocoa & vanilla. Fantastic aroma. The beer has a medium body with a soft round carbonation. The taste is lightly roasty, cocoa, vanilla, oak and rhum with a light sweetness. Really good stuff.
Homer321 (2980) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Patrick. Nose is huge in what reminds me of rum cake and fruit cake. lots of light fruit esters and booze. moderate vanilla. light cocoa. a lot going on in the nose. black with a light brown head. laces well. Like a candied sugar stout. Lots of apple-ish notes in the flavor with a hint of drying from refined sugars. Vanilla is definitely there but the cocoa serves to round out the chocolate flavors and is not an overpowering component. Flavor is well rounded and smooth
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Matt’s; vintage 2014
Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, milk cream, light vanilla and cream. Dry, nice blend of roasted malt flavor, vanilla, a bit of coffee, and liquorice; kind of boozy in the end.
Nice beer, but messy, and I wouldn’t really even drink a full 12oz bottle of it.
Ferris (8936) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Sweet cocoa and boozy notes. Jet brown with s nice brown head. Sweet syrupy cocoa and a long chocolate finish. Sweet barrel notes finish.
mcberko (10559) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out notes of vanilla, light rum and cocoa. Flavour is rather thin, with notes of rum, light dry cocoa and a touch of vanilla. Fairly boozy from the rum, bot really not overly complex. Rather thin palate. Pleasant enough, but seems overrated. Good, but not great.
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland. Pours a viscous deep umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of malted notes with some spicy booze, cocoa dust, burnt toast, licorice, lingering plum and vanilla.
JBPortland (1293) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to cparles! Pours dark brown, very slight gusher, big 2 finger+ brown head. Nose has roasty cocoa, licorice, ashy dark fruit, some herbal spice, light minty greens, round dark chocolate. Taste is creamy with ashy cocoa, rounded dsrk baker’s chocolate, some chocolate mint and light herbal spice, some sweet toast and light vanilla. Finishes semi sweet, roasty dark fruit and herbal chocolate, coffee and subtle vanilla bean. Tasty!
mmahut (1644) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thank you santa! Pours in deep dark black body with low ring tan head. I get the sweet vanilla on the nose right away with nice maple syrup like character, dried plums, toffee, the balance is amazing, really gentle woody notes too. At first sip, I get whiskey right away, after a while the palate opens, cocoa, roasty, espresso, nutty, finishes amazing woody character. The bitterness is low to medium, with slight acidic profile. Body is heavy, oily, medium soft carbonation.