ej (927) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and near opaque. Tonnes of fruit and coffee in the nose. Very low carb. Taste is very fruity with hints of coffee. Some liquorice and roast.
jcnielsen (2505) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Kansas City Flying Saucer. Pours a black color with brown head. Burnt, roasted, slightly smoky/charred flavors. I’m not a huge fan of the burnt char flavor in this one, but not bad overall.
Foffern (1389) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) Bergen tasting crew and Gunnar. The colour is pitch black with a medium light brown head. Delicious roasted and sweet aroma of coffee, lactose, pretty dark chocolate, soy sauce and some smoke. Feels british. The flavour feels a bit sour at first then cold coffee, wood, camp fire, burned wood, black berries and nice roast in the end. The mouthfeel is slick, and has a light bitterness. A lot of aroma and taste in this, and with a nice roasted touch.
gunnar (6207) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting with BBGTC. Pours almost black, as Coke with a small head. Aroma is malty, roast and burnt, liquorice. Taste is sour coffee beans, light tickeling palate, smooth and medium bodied.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark and black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Nose is strong roasted coffee, light chocolate, grass and some slightly metallic notes. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter with a tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily and slick, body is light to medium with a long finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Opaque brown with a fizzy brown head. Odd combination of coffee and jucy red fruit flavors seem to jump out in equal measure. On one side black coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. On the other pomegranite, red plums, and raspberries. Bit of black jellybean licorice in there too. Weird combo in a way since most stouts will pick a side and mostly stick to it. This one has some of the darker notes of an Imperial married to a fresh Pannepot. Moment to moment not certain if it all works but at least it is different and interesting.
oRos (1326) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beerboxer. Taste is malty and coffee. Color is black with off white head.
bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with a slight fizzy tan head. Aroma is celery. Underlying coffee. Med body. Flavor is slightly tart with some herb/veg. Very unusual stout.
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a coffee and pumpkin aroma. There is a tart dark fruit flavor with a dry finish. Very unusual.
JaBier (5315) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/4/12. Pitch black pour with a medium light brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, roast and light dark fruit. Malty flavor with some citrus and dark chocolate before a roasty finish.