kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Soft DK
Date: July 30, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: solid black, creamy tan head
Aroma: dry roasted aroma, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of burnt ashy character, light balancing vanilla sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Drank this last Friday with JuDonn and Dave. Pours darkish brown with a thin bit of brown head on top. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and some odd funky hints; sort of like some soft dook. Full bodied with a heavy, cloyingly sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is smoky and full of burnt vanilla and cocoa. Decent stout, but sort of hard to drink.
corby112 (2703) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Farmers’ Cabinet in Philadelphia.
Pours pitch black with a one finger mocha head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Silky sweet choclate malt aroma with hints of vanilla bean, coffee bean, toffee and caramel. Nice and roasted but not burnt or acrid smelling. Like chocolate covered vanilla bean coffee. Pretty outrageous.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a nice balance of roasted dark malt, silky choclate and boozy sweetness. Nice roasted coffee bean bitterness up front countered by the silky sweet chocolate and vanilla bean smoothing things out. Again, it’s roasted but not acrid. Gourmet coffee beans, chocolate, toffee, caramel, oatmel and vanilla. Vanilla beans usually aren’t very prominet but they really stand out in this beer. Some booozy heat/sweetness in the finish but overall the abv is nicely masked making it easy to drink. Really good.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at The BrewDog Bar. Pours a black colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Similar flavours with a long roasty malt finish. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very well masked with mocha and rum and raisin chocolate notes and a long roasty malt linger. I really like this.
sonnycheeba (4507) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with thick beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, and toffee. Taste matches the aroma with a dry/roasted finish. Full bodied with med-high warmth. Great beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and burnt malt, sour dark fruit, light smoke, oak and leather with herbal hops. Flavor is heavy malt, licorice, medium hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, marshmallow, milk chocolate, mocha, and roasty espresso dominate. Toffee, caramel, and earth give way to a full body and a dry cocoa nib like finish. Awesome.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BrewDog Camden. It pours opaque brown, with a thin tan head. The nose is cookie, chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel and liquorice. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, cookie dough, salted caramel, toffee, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and lingering alcohol warmth. Full body, medium carbonation and well balanced. Very tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-Natifest courtesy Bigmmartin-pours a cascading brown head and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-brownie/roasty, vanilla. Taste is rich dark malt-brownie/cocoa/roasty, spice/grassy hops, drying with some bite.
ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Salmiak and gunpowder roasted aroma with clear notes of vanilla. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry with a bit harsh bitterness, salty.