jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from backlog. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, coffee roast, licorice, nutmeg and mild spices. Touch of burnt vanilla. Medium body.
olio (6494) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110602.
Pours pitch black color with a beige head. Aroma of licorice, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Flavor of licorice, roasted malts, cocoa, some tar and chocolate. Very nice.
fantti (731) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kaatuu lasiin öljyisenä ja mustana, melkein vaahdottomana. Haju on paahteisen maltainen, salmiakkinen, lakritsinen ja hieman tuhkainen. Maku on paahteisen maltainen, salmiakkinen, vahvan yrttinen, pehmeän maitoinen ja hieman suklainen. Suutuntuma on karhean katkera ja täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena perushyvä IS, ei tajunnan räjäyttävä, mutta voisin ostaa ihan hyvin toistekin.
unstablefable (227) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque black With a dense toffee colour head, aroma is aroma is quite boozy, milk chocolate, some treacle and toffee, taste is roasted malts, chocolate, slightly bitter finish
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark pour. tough pour. didnt explode upon opening but upon the pour. decent roast in both aroma and flavor. had this after even more jesus so it ws following a gem. decent stout not great
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home..shared with Karin.... It pours very dark brown with a large fluffy tan head .... Beware it is heavily gushing.......The aroma is hard roasted malt, chocolate, toffee and some coffee.....The flavor is nice chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits and roasted malts......
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. WTF happened? My buddy poured the beer and the foamy, light brown head just came rising and rising! I thought he had poured it too rough, but when I poured it carefully and slowly into my own glass the foamy head rose like crazy! It was a gusher in the glass instead of the bottle! Weird, never had this before. Anyway, aroma is a bit weird, a bit like a barleywine but very grainy, some coffee, a bit roasty and burning leaves that are a bit wet. Taste roasted malts, a bit alcoholic, a bit coffee, some liquor. Very nice finish though: a lot of liquor and roasted malts which also gives a fair amount of bitterness. Medium to full body and carbo.
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black opaque, big off-whote head. Very active beer. Didn’t gush when opening, but sure came out when pouring into the glass. Smells barley wine, cognac, sweet, some hops, roasty, liquorice. Tastes roasty, dark chocolate.. A great taste but the carbo wrecks it a bit. Going to let this beer rest for a little period before drinking it. The carbo wrecks this beer, great body though!
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A super-gusher, spraying half the train wagon’s inside, leaving a pleasant odor for the remaining 3.5 hours of the ride. The little beer hitting the glass was more or less black, with a dense, tan head. Coffee, some more coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some licorice in the aroma. The flavor too has lots of coffee, with chocolate, sweetness, licorice and a lightly roasted maltyness. Full-bodied and heavily carbonated. Some warming notes towards the very end. A nice one, pity most of it ended up in the wrong places. 111014
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Christmas Eve In a New York City Hotel Room
Date: March 21, 2012
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: black, huge frothy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, dark chocolate, touch of coffee, robust hops
Flavor: dark and roasty flavor, bitter dark chocolate, bitter black malt, bitter hops, bitter coffee, bitter day at the office
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4