jdb288 (141) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, bold and boozy. Nice, deep malt flavor with lots of sweetness from the sugar. Well balanced but only an occasional for me. Very heavy.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared up at Proof. Huge roasty aroma. Boozy. Tastes are dark fruit, more booze, coffee, chocolate, molasses. Really big beer. 7.6
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small brown head. Very intense soy dominated aroma with notes of raisins, figs, tar and cold coffee. The body is big and sticky and the flavor is very sweet, syrupy and overall heavy on the darkest aspects of beer. Overall a tad one dimensional and sugary, still an impressive big beer suitable for the right occasion, one which might be with a piece of strong cheese to enhance the drinking experience.
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with some people during Harley’s cat funeral. Poured black with small tan head. Notes of chalk, clay, nuts, oak, char, chocolate, dark fruit, and molasses. Very sticky with a fuller body. Had a somewhat moldy thing going on that turned me off. Not digging this RIS as much as others have.
ansalon (632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a low tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, muscovado sugar, spirit. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar, grappa, bourbon, honey. Very extreme and quite boozy. Not that balanced really. Mouthfeel is very nice though, creamy and textured. I quite like this one, warts and all ;)
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours utterly viscous black, motoroil; small, fast gone russet-greige head. Rich velvety alcohol & fusels’ nose, much burnt notes, nuts, Madeira. Very burnt, roasted, bitterish with only alcoholic sweetness in the background; light hint at sourness. Liqueurish, dried plums or apricots’ flavours, coffee milk. Velvety MF, faint alcoholburn, sharpish edge, well-bodied. Aromatic and inviting, but a slightly less burnt character might work miracles for the balance.
Lupulucid (170) - - OCT 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stout is deceptively accessible and immediately seems like a superficial easy to drink beer lacking depth. On the contrary, complexity emerges and the beer continues to evolve without any change in the friendly easygoing profile established at the onset. There is some sweetness but it is well balanced and not cloying or distracting from rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, dark cherry. The balance of expression is remarkable and somewhat atypical of a stout in its lightness.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ET is becoming a real gem of a brewery with me .. . pours a deep black .. mild lacing with a strong head .. . deep tar, chocolate, cooking chocolate, and medium roast .. . silky mouthfeel with a smooth envibed finish .. . goos solid brew .. . . you are not illiterate.
Concealer (462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown near black with a dark brown head. .Smells of raisins, currants, roasted maly, light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same. A sweet stout that is complex. Full bodied.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hops and Pie, nice black coffee pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and tons of roasted coffee, taste of chocolate, roasted malt and nice coffee. Beer is super thick and creamy, bit of heat on the way down.
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