jcwattsrugger (12141) - 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 (6489) - 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.
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head which dissapears mega quick. Massive chocolatey flavour. Nesquick choco milk. A small ammount of lingering bitterness. Very delicous.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours black with very short lasting brown head. Massive dark chocolate aroma. Lots of chocolate taste, some coffee, some roastyness.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey. Nose holds huuuge milk chocolate, truffle, plum, raisin, and bits of lactic creamy sweetness. Flavor is much of the same, with definite fruit presence. Fuller bodied than some of Evil Twin’s stouts. Pretty nice, but not great.
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome looking black color with a nice beige head. Aromas are of caramel, chocolate, and slight vanilla. It goes down like a malted milkshake, with a very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some vanilla.
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
FatPhil (13606) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (bierkompass.de)
7 chocolatey roast, a touch of burnt bitterness.
5- Black. Tight tan head.
7 Chocolatey again, but burnt and bitter too. Quite potent biting hoppy retronasals. Burntness dominates.
4 Full smooth palate, gentle carbonation. Very roasty dry burnt finish. As it warms it becomes slimier.
14 Solid stout. Burntness and bitterness a touch astringent after a while.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 16th. Black and oily. Dark chocolate aroma. Flavor matches. Alcohol clearly present. Surprisingly prickly carbonation. Sort of simple in some ways, very straightforward one note flavor, but it is a successful one note.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet (listed on the label as Soft DK). Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, vanilla, and faint roasted coffee. The taste is bitter dark chocolate with a slight vanilla finish. The vanilla gives way to a lingering smokiness. Creamy mouthfeel. If you can get past the name this one extraordinary beer.