superspak (3756) - 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 itís 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.
climberbob (318) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into pint glass at Dulles airport. Aroma is almost antiseptic which makes me think the glass was not properly rinsed. Some vanilla chocolate hints. Taste roasted w some vanilla softening. Not overly strong vanilla which is good. Dry, smooth. Solid stout. Not sure why I have not tried and reviewed sooner. Need to try again at home where I can control glass cleanliness.
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johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty with a trace of liquorice and chocolate. Not quite as good as I expected. Felt that it was as experimental beer that didnít quite hit the target.
patrick767 (3812) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is of dark roast malt and chocolate. It tastes of very dark roasted/toasted malt with chocolate, mild oak, and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full bodied, itís a pretty good brew.
olliejobbins (1526) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. pours clear dark brown with a few tanned bubbles. aroma is burnt toast, coffee and peat. thin watery body. medium carbonation. smoky, earthy, charcoal. delicate coffee finish.
e303 (283) - - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet stout. Really roasty, oaky, and alcohol sweet with a vanilla bean finish. Good balance. Good beer.
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altonbrownd (4604) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Northfield, MA. Black body with tan head. Nose is toasty and roasty with vanilla notes. Taste also malts, and oak, and caramel. Enjoyable and well done. Creamy finish.
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 (9017) - 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 (999) - - 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.