23Skidoo (67) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So... I loved the fresh version of this one, but right now I’m holding a glass of the 2014 vintage in my hand (if the 231:14 bottle marking means what I think it means [day:year]). Blackest black, nice big beige head. After a year in the cellar it developed a powerful tomato juice note in the aroma; never had a beer that smelled like this. I like tomato juice, so it’s a plus, but YMMV. Also hot chocolate undertones; tomato aroma grows weaker as the glass warms up, but still very noticeable. And a bit of a boozy bite and some coconut. Shoe shine. Body: thick, viscous, velvety, heavy. Taste is bitter coffee and roasted malts with hints of soy sauce and molasses. Finish: dark chocolate, but more bitter; greenleaf. Conclusion: still very very good, but would love to do a vertical with the current (2015) vintage.
UXO (1291) - CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: solid, unrelieved black with one finger of dense mocha head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: boozy, dark roasty malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee, dried cherries. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: full oily body, moderate-low carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (4/5)
Massive and boozy. And that name? I seriously started humming “Fairytale of New York” and tearing up. But I’m a soppy drunk, so the double digit ABV probably had something to do with that too… However: Jeppe? Sorry, but Mikkel’s Beer Geek stouts are better. Way better. Feel free to discuss over what I’m sure are incredibly awkward family events. (15/20)
RobBestwick (784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and cherry aroma. Pours darnk black with a dark brown head. Taste is also roasted coffee, dark chocolate and cherry. Rich oily texture with some warming alcohol notes. Sweet malty finish. Good stout.
Bricktop86 (737) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, cola and coffee. Taste follows nose.
katrinaez (1088) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with tan head. Aroma had some light tar and boozy feel. A touch sweet. Bitter ending. The middle is perfect with chocolate and some coffee and there is what seems like effervescence. A rich feel. Tap
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Lots of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, very easy drinkable and nice. Some nuts too, nice.
superdahl (20) - - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Midle thin texture. Midle oxidation. Sweet intro, nice Midle and bitter end
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruitcake, rich chocolate lava cake, sweet licorice, vanilla, cherry and a wee bit o’ tobacco. A sleeper, you wouldn’t know this velour fog packs so much heat under its sexy wrapping paper. All aromatics are present in flavour but I also get a smooth coffee twang in the mix. Most excellent, this ale owns a syrupy but not cloying mouthfeel, gentle carbonation lets this baby just rest on the palate.
Chudwick (2704) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle into my birthday Prairie snifter. Thanks mom! Nose is dark chocolate and roast. Sip adds licorice, dark fruit and more chocolate. complex bitterness of the dark chocolate variety. Slight toast aftertaste. Dark not in the color, but in the mood. Slight booziness after a few sips. Pairs well with music from Rosetta Stone (the band).
unclemike (2832) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High and long lasting creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. If you like coffee this is definately a brew for you. The aroma is absolutely of a powerful roasted cofee. Flavor is also of coffee but in addition has creamy and bitterr notes. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Nice balance.