Foxbush (1341) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz Bottle. This was a gift from a friend while we were at Snowshoe. The stout pours a very deep black color with a tan head. The head dissapates to a tan collar. The initial aroma is of chocolate with hints of licorice. The licorice is noted in the taste. The carbonation is soft. When the ABV exceeds 12% the beverage changes the dynamic of beer drinking. The finish is somewhat sweet with some lingering licorice.
SudsMcDuff (6048) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, liking the past evil twins i’ve had .. . pours a deep brown .. medium head, medium lacing .. . light cocoa, tar, and mild black wood .. . good mild mouth .. a good beer, besides the abv, almost a session .. . . If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that’s another weakness.
SlackerMads (1773) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Jet black with a small light brown head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, licorice, chocolate, oak. Taste is heavy sweet, full body, creamy/sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet with a touch of alcohol, long sweet chocolate and licorice.
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black with a medium lacing and small light brown head. Aroma is brown sugars, caramel, whisky, intense licorice, oak, vanilla, sweet tobacco, alcohol,.Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is near full, texture is sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes woody and chocolaty.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black body, brown head. Amazing roasted malty aroma with coffee, chocolate, caramel, honey, strawberry, wood, licorice and vanilla. Not particularly full but smooth nonetheless body. Great flavour with lots of coffee, chocolate, wood, licorice and caramel, vanilla and whiskey. Excellent.
BeerandBlues2 (10239) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with raisins, prunes, plums, and figs with earthy hops, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, cooked sugar, vanilla, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
thomas15 (689) - USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, salted peanut brittle, whiskey, some barrel. Black with light brown head. Nicely pulled together with a slight kick, but is in no way too hot. Chocolate, whiskey, dark fruits, beer. Very drinkable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades medium-quick.
S - Oak, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, black licorice, molasses, earthy hops, some booze.
T - Chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, whiskey, black licorice, earthy and pine hops, molasses, and some booze.
M - Full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth and syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nicely balanced. Barrel aging adds some nice depth and complexity to the base beer.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 12%, bought at Toft Vin Islands Brygge july 2012, enjoyed september 15th same year. All black body, good light brown head - very big head for the strength actually. massive aroma of roasted malt, whisky, leather, blackcurrant and alcohol. Taste is pretty roasty, with wood, ash, english hops, chocolate and whisky. Warm feel, thick body, bittersweet aftertaste with sugar, berries and wood.
thornecb (4589) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a snifter. Tan bubbly head recedes to hug rim. Dark pit fruit and espresso aromas. Medium bodied with sweet dark chocolate syrup and mild yeast front to back. Hot lasting espresso finish.