ineedbeer (837) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Revolution.
Aroma is a balanced blend of chocolate, roast and dark fruit with various chocolate notes being most prevalent. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate are present. Light roast character. Dark fruit notes are raisin and prune. No hop aroma.
Pours black with a light mocha head with really good retention that clings to the edges. No lacing and big legs.
Flavor is also dominated by rich chocolate notes. Sweet milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and light roast upfront. Mid palate you get some esters and some vanilla. Lots of complex barrel character to this one - hints of bourbon, the vanilla, some almond. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat and more bitter, dark chocolate.
Full bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency and moderate alcohol heat. A lot of silkiness to this one.
Overall this is a really enjoyable beer. Great chocolate and roast malt character with complex barrel notes. The alcohol is nicely balanced. I could drink a few of these.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark brown with tan head that leaves gpod sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, smoke, wood. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, raisin, wood, light vanilla, very nice.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"A great beer from GF... Probably my favorite they put out. Already love the double stout, and the barrel treatment is not overdone and does nothing but imprOve on and smooth out the beer."
solidfunk (4304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great stout. Some sweetness. Caramel, chocolate. Pours black with good head and lacing. Comes together pretty well. Good beer. Lots of roast. Light bitterness. Tap at Snallygaster.
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Small brown head with brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light pepper, Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light vanilla/Bourbon. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
GenDV138 (1614) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, light bourbon. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
kappldav123 (5109) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts intense malty, spicy, a bit dry, some wheaty notes. Modest earthy. All in all well balanced. Warming-malty finish. Nice!
mR_fr0g (3626) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, yellow session. 02/05/2014. Black coloured pour with a lasting loose tan head head. Aroma is milk choc, roast, lactose sugars and light cocnut. Flavour is smooth chov, toasted coconut, caramel. Palate is chalky, medium full, very smooth. Lating choc. Very drinkable. Good shit.
hackobock (1554) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dense sweet and bitter chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is light bitter chocolate, medium sweet bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Medium/full bodied and soft carbonation.
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a smallish tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee, bourbon, and a bit of wood. Very nice.
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Black with beige head. Aroma of alcohol, barrel, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is surprisingly mild, chocolate, roasted notes, alcohol and some acidity.