Nisse666 (4806) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Portfestival, Göteborg, 2009-11-14, Bottle
WOW - this was the best at this festival tried 25 of the approx 70 (many of the rest I have tasted before the event)
AP: ebenholtz black with wee brownish head
AR: vanilla bourborn and lovely chocolate
F: vanilla bourborn and lovely chocolate, smooth, you can really seense the extremly high quality of the ingredients
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Kan for giving me a bottle of this. Pours opaque black with a nice tan head. Aroma was cocoa powder. Taste is more chocolate, a little vanilla, some dry roast, and a dry finish. Overall lots of dark chocolate and fairly dry. Nice beer.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a solid black, touches of dark brown around the edges, small, thick chocolate brown head. Aroma is subdued touches of sweet chocolate, plum and licorice. Flavor profile is more of the same, but a little more pronounced chocolate, some roast notes and vanilla shows up at the finish. Really well done.
halfonit (1217) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pure dark color with hardly any head. Aroma is of malts, cocoa, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is full of chocolate, vanilla, and cocoa. Has a milk chocolaty and cocoa aftertaste. Yum!
osu97gp (670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and some roasted malts. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, coffee, and toffee. A fairly bitter finish. A nice complex beer.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of tampabrew. Pours a dark cola brown to black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty with notes of coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee, and hints of toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with similar notes of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, oak, toffee. Medium body with a pleasing malty finish. Really nice beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, thanks to xmarcnolanx. Pours black with a foamy brown head, this beer is dry and roasty on the palate.The body is light & a bit boozy in the finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to Zath! Pours black with a nice frothy tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and vanilla with some earthy oak notes. Wonderful roated malt and bourbon character with a sweet cream and vanilla finish that lingers. Highly drinkable.....this would be amazing on nitro!
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Banana split, vanilla, mocha and a huge amount of cocoa powder in both nose and taste. Great balance. Plenty of character. Dark chocolate in the finish. Impressive but far from being amazing.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown beer with a small dissipating tan head. The aroma was a nice cocoa aroma. The taste had more noticeable cocoa than vanilla but you could tell some of the bitterness came from the cocoa. I thought the mouthfeel was a little thin with a slight grittiness(the cocoa maybe?) to it but an enjoyable stout.