ACD (568) - Dublin, - SEP 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle. Pours jet black with thin tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is out of this world - unbelievably good. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits & a wonderful whiskey mix: vanilla, oak, bourbon notes, fruitier Scotch whisky tones, slight peat. Holy God I could sniff this all day long. Taste is a wonderful combination of those dark fruits, multifaceted whisky notes, medium roast coffee, roasted malt, slight booze. Mouthfeel full, carbonation perfect. Lasting aftertaste of intensely satisfying whisky notes. This blend really did blow me away.
Douberd (1688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 250 ml at home, into the Borefts festival glass, thanks to PMgep for this bottle! ABV 10.4%
Pour is pitch black with no head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla with a bit of alcohol. Taste follows, sweet chocolate, warming alcohol and a touch of vanilla.
Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall pretty good.
tony_gorilla (144) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating this one on memory. The first of the blends, and they make things difficult from here. A very good beer.
Nicke80 (43) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 25 ml bottle from systembolaget. Pours dark with little head. Choclate and vanilla notes with sweet taaste. Very nice beer.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige head. Soft warm chocolate, cocoa. Warm and spicy, smooth malt, toast and roast. Very smooth, nice bright cocoa notes coming through. Very lively for a big stout. Smooth vanilla and chocolate into the finish.
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a thin head. Sweet dark fruit and lightly roasted malts, with dark chocolate, and a long sweet malty finish. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Puzzl at Dadsgiving. Pours black. Nose and taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, rye, sweet and roast chocolate and dark fruit. Full bodied.
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Andy. Happy Dadsgiving, y’all. Pours a deep brown body with no head or lacing. Aroma is booze, sweet chocolate syrup and light musky basement. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of bitter chocolate, oak, and booze.
gmellison (368) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour thanks to adnielsen. Aroma is dark fruits and some chocolate. Flavor is chocolately and a little papery. Not bad
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Heavy oxidation, caramel, bready, cardboard, dark fruits, light cocoa, and doughy aroma. Taste is so tangy, wet cardboard, dark fruity, cocoa, coffee, and bread. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Way past its prime.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of a chill Swede. Thanks! Pours a fairly clear dark brown head with a light brown head. Light anise, dark grape, fig, dark chocolate, plum, a bit spicy aroma. Slightly tangy plum, dark grape, fig, woody, dark chocolate, a bit twangy flavor. Not my favorite but not bad.