snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at IAD. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet chocolate malt, roasted, molasses, and dry earth. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate, molasses, syrup, and roasted malt.
Bricks (916) - Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got a ton of oak on this one. Otherwise, not much to speak of.. pretty bland. I felt like I was drinking a liquified version of an old bookcase.
Karstenborg (712) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and malt.
ManVsBeer (7818) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Head of Steam, Leeds. Black with a thin head. Crisp with very light roasted malts in both aroma and taste.
solidfunk (6837) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little over barreled but decent. Pours black with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Some chocolate. Bottle.
Humlehode (537) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with brown head. Roasted, chocolate, some oak. Dry. Smooth, a bit watery.
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MrOrla (1935) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP at c4. Black with an offwhite head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts mild choclate, wood, vanilla, candis. and a hint of oak. Not impressed
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thick off white foamy and creamy two finger head. As the head dissipated, thin clingy spider webbing lacing sticks along the sides of the glass.
The smell had a big luscious sweet milk chocolate rolling into a dark chocolate and roasty coffee tones. Vanilla and woody notes help to balance.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine and make sweet adding a light smoke to further balance. A super smooth creamy roasty sticky sweet aftertaste leads into a big sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice roasty coffee to sweet vanilla stickiness on my tongue.
Overall, uh...wow, where did this come from! Love this stuff! Definitely would have again!
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, a bit sweet. Cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and roasty malt. The finish trails off a bit quickly, but very nice overall.
Dacrza (784) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: April 4, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: the Easter vigil is upon us--and my Lenten sacrifice is over... APPEARANCE: dark brown, thick and rocky head; thins but stands moderately still as the pour finishes; dark black body... AROMA: some rum fragrances early; peaty and sweet, with some woody notes; some chocolate and milk as well... PALATE: soft and smooth, with some lactic qualities--holds a reasonable aftertaste but doesn’t intrude; medium-bodied and subtly creamy... TASTE: a nice blend of lactic chocolate and darker, malty flavors; drinkably agreeable without being thin; good balance of alcohol and flavor; the woody hints are just that--a pleasant brew for the early spring months rife with wind and rain; just a touch of vanilla makes this end with a peaceful atmosphere .....OVERALL: I first drank this years ago from a holiday sampler, but in seeking its standalone, I find it a worthy first beer after a long Lenten journey; an all-around balanced stout with enough nuance to stand out...