Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz waxed bomber pours with a dark mahogany body supporting a mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up booze, roasted malts, chocolate brownie, kind of rye like whiskey notes and then more booze at the end of the draw. The taste hits all at once with dark roasted malts, chocolate, sweet whiskey, a mild tart like rye whiskey note and then earthy booziness. Another sip brings up some mild barrel wood char too. Pretty darn nice.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of burnt malt notes with some vanilla and black chocolate notes. Taste is a nice mxi between some deep roasted malt notes with some black chocolates notes, some vanilla and barrel-aging notes which kind of takes the rough edges of the base beer. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no deeply apparent alcohol notes. Very complex but retains some very good drinkability. Probably one of my favorite fifty-fifty stouts.
olr1984 (835) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a thin off white head. Bourbon chocolate and vanilla taste. Great beer
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Split with Tom and Chris. Pours black with think beige head. Aroma is chocolate, whiskey, oak, and some dark fruits. Moderately thick on the tongue, with some heat in the finish. Chocolate, berries, and whiskey. Good stout.
tcane7 (1511) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with Pat and Chris. Pours black with thin mocha head. Nose of chocolate. Molasses. Licorice. Full body
BOSSbrewer (1237) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours a dark brown. No head. Ridley and idol on the nose. Chocolate and coffee. Mellow. Nice beer
pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opened at the 2013 end of year Ottawa tasting, 2012 bottle via Capones. Dark brown with a dark brown head. Semi-burnt chocolate malt, some maraschino cherry and pits, vanilla, some molasses, boozy but warming, mild carbonation and moderate+ body, smooth, enjoyable.
rejtable (1121) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours coffee with limited head and lacing. Nose was vanilla and bourbon. Notes of vanilla, bourbon, lost of molasses and maybe a tart cherry hint in there. Tastes was little bit tart and big sweet.
Lubiere (9302) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a very thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with alcohol warmth, cherry blossom, perfumy, very nice. In mouth, sweet chocolate malt with cherry liqueur, alcohol warmth, very pleasant. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
scoth (462) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick motor oil black, with a very thin brown head, very fine clinging
lacing. Opulent aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark cherry, leather, oak, and toast. Full bodied, smooth and thick. Big malt sweetness, equally big bitter finish, leaving some lingering flavors of bitter chocolate and vanilla.
bergstaden (960) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head - Sweet dark malt aroma with some dark fruits - Good malt body with dark fruits, sweet licorice, dark choclate and some hints of alcohol in the back - Long lingering dark malt finish with some chcolate and some hints of alcohol heat in the back - This was very good