superspak (3512) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2012. Pours a fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, oak, toast, light coffee, and light smoke. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, smoke, roasted malt, toast, toffee, and light smoked ham. Slight roasty bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, oak, toast, toffee, and smoke on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; very pronounced but balanced oak flavor; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. It feels a touch on the thin side, but it’s not detrimental. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oak aged stout. Nice amount of robust flavors for a 6% beer with a nice balanced smoke complexity; and extremely smooth to drink as expected. A very enjoyable offering.
Kilo8028 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting dark beer with a roasted flavor and a mild sweetness aftertaste. Not as thick as some other beers and overall a great beer.
Borup (8325) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of oak, vanilla, malt, chocolate, spice and smoke.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark roasted malts. Dark brown to almos black. Some alcohol heat some malty sweetness. Really good dark roasted malt flavor with some toast notes and slight residual sweetness.
knickskicks (925) - - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Nose is vanilla, wood, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, vanilla, wood, well water. Light mouthfeel.
ken1 (1314) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Roasted malt and fruity sweetness.
Flavour: Dark roasted malt and fruity sweetness with notes of caramel and coffee. A dry finish.
Colour: Almost pitch black with a light brown head.
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark pour from the bottle at Dulles. No head to speak of. Not much aroma either. But the flavor really kicked things into gear. Chocolate and burnt toasted flavors. Very tasty stuff.
kaser (4193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black licorice and hops. Poured from 12oz bottle at paws. Earthy and grainy. Not a fan of this guy
moderrnlifeiswar (21) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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prawlie (1284) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Barleyshops in Congleton. Black with a light brown foamy head. This has a good nose on it, light roast with vanilla and acidity. Smooth and tasty. Vanilla notes, oak (what a surprise), malty. Pretty good, that a little to acid for me and not enough chocolate.
bkurtz (1008) - PERU - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours very dark with a creamy head and some big carb bubble. Aromas of fig and chocolate. Well balanced with some cigar and floral notes. Decent stout.