picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 0z. bottle. Aroma- a little coffee and vanilla. Not very strong. Appearance Nearly black generous tan head that goes away quickly. Flavor- Starts with a little sweetness, a little roastiness with undertones of oak. Dries out at the finish. Medium mouth feel. Overall pretty smooth with an oak character that is not overwhelming.
60minuteman (731) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Don’t see much head or lace so far. Aroma of oak, malt, coffee beans and hops. Flavor is the same, contributing vanilla and possibly some cacao. A touch of lemon zest at the end. Medium body, mild bitterness, medium duration, chewy texture. Good character to this stout! Still no lace.
bursprak (555) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Jet black pour with a small dense head. Loads of milk chocolate, vanilla fudge and some light coffee. Pretty nice but a bit too sweet.
martin00sr (608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours oily, clear, very dark brown. Creamy, tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and oak. Flavour is roasted with vanilla and bourbon notes. Sweetness giving way to bitterness and light alcohol burn towards the finish.
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Low but lasting creamy light brown head. Very dark red brown body. Roasted malt coffee liquorice vanilla aroma. Highly carbonated coffee liquorice vanialla flavor with a note of bourbon and a fair amount of hops bitterness. Alchol level seems just right. Very well balanced. Long finish.
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a thin beige head and a very smoky flavour. Flavour has a smoky flavour and vanilla-y malt. Light, sweet taste with a bit less body to it than I expected. Nice though.
brigg (510) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Black body with a big, rich brown head that diminishes and doesn’t leave much lace. Aroma has dark roast, molasses, wood, and mild bourbon notes. Medium body, oily/sticky mouthfeel. Bitter, burnt roasted notes in the flavor, molasses, wood, ash.
Stuu666 (2164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Jake’s place. Pours black, nose is vanilla, berry, taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, fruity.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout with a slight taste of wood. Beautiful foam. easy creamy roasted coffee and whiskey flavors. A little cheating that its not barrel aged.
Alatyami (2) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The oak barrel taste really comes out in the aroma and the taste. The taste is light and a good staple to have around.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep rich looking brown stout with a dense thick head. Hard to tell as far as carbonation is concerned with the deep brown color.
Very malty in aroma,smelling also sweet with a nice subtle roastiness.
A smooth, rich complex flavor of sweet malt, oak pews and sutle vanilla undertones.
I’m not picking up a lot in way of hops.
Smooth and flavorful
Very drinkable in my opinion.