Doghair (299) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had the opportunity to try this on draft. Arrived in a small snifter. About 1/2 inch of dark foam on top of a dark brown/black beer.
Smell is caramel, coffee, chocolate and molasses.
Taste is intense. Sweet toasty malt mixed with chocolate and caramel. Sweeter as it warms with less chocolate. Also more heat when warmer. This beer was fairly young so there was a noticeable alcohol finish. A couple years of aging calm it down nicely.
The palate is heavy with some carbonation. Almost creamy. Great!
Overall this is a great beer. Flavors are complex and enjoyable.
altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Amsterdam. Nice dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is roasty and toasty, lots of alcohol in there. Taste is malts, quite sweet, overpowering. Vanilla, chocolate, plums, nice and strong in the warm finish. Well done.
PMgep (184) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade. Nothing you drink by yourself. Big strong aroma with alcohol and roasted notes. Alcohol, vanilla, chocolate in the taste. Nice.
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2009. Aroma is booze, but a lovely vanilla, cocoa, roasted malt. Appearance is black, brown head, but thin. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, sweet malt and roasty, with a touch of booze. Mouthfeel is thin but effective, carbonation you’d expect from a beer this old. Overall, ’twas a lovely experience.
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massive. Tastes like a like a pile of raisins. Super boozy and cocoa maybe. This one will put you down. Tranquilizer.
Christpuncher (2177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong raisin flavor with a strong boost finish. Pours black with a tan head. Had a bottle share with Kaser. Not as good as it rated.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roast and the raisin aroma. Flavor of silky melted chocolate. Some anise and alcohol. Really nice mouth coating finish.
Niko100 (2325) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, rich dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, & alcohol; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums), raisons, spice, and alcohol; Warm boozy finish; Intense and very good.
GlasgowTAD (735) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a jet black with brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is booze, malt sweetness and raisins. Taste is raisins, figs, slight dark chocolate and lots of booze. Medium bodied.
UncleKorm (1099) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap! Poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a medium creamy brown head. Moderate sweet roasty boozy aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are maple syrup, brown sugar, fig, vanilla, mellow roast, roasted marshmallows, and earthy hops. Full bodied and warm finish.
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crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to springslicker - GREAT app and Palate - thick and chewy. definitely some dark fruits in the taste. great sipping stout. alcohol is noticeable but smooth.