superspak (2125) - 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.
dnstone (2094) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a solid tan head. Roasty aroma with some vanilla bean character. Definitive roasty-vanilla flavor; chocoltey with some wood character as well. Quite smooth.
woodychevy (220) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a stand out in the stout category but pretty drinkable. Right balance of sweet and bitter and enough weight to feel like you are drinking a real stout. Just a hint of the vanilla to me and the oak chips don’t do much for me. Think I, personally, would stick to oak barrel or nothing. Pretty decent- would order a pint.
devman171 (689) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Annapolis tavern. Pours black with light tan head, might be nitro. Aroma is big vanilla and roast. Taste is mostly vanilla with a soft roast finish.
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a dark murky brown no head . Mild oak and cocoa aromas . Flavors include milk chocolate , vanilla , light oak . Medium body . Not bad .
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Valgreen (421) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Almost pitch black, big tan head that last, good lacing. Aroma, chocolate, malty, roasted notes, very little alcohol. Taste, malty, roasted notes, milk chocolate, brown sugar.
DroolYeast (63) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of very little chocolate. Not much.
Pours black with small light brown head.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, sweetness.
mike5326 (623) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, with no real head. Light sour roasted malt smell. Sweet roasted malt flavor with a light finish.
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ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bourbony, very chocolatey stout. Lots of vanilla and coffee. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of oak and vanilla. Taste was identical to the aroma.
Habanero (2012) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep, dark bbrown with a small tan head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, wood amoung with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice, smooth stout.