BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Tadus Maximus. Black with tan head. Aroma of coconut, wood, roasty chocolate, coffee. Taste of coffee, coconut, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Creamy and slightly thin. Solid
GlasgowTAD (839) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burgundy black with slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, leather, slight coffee, coconut and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, slight roast, slight coconut, moderare roast, moderate coffee, leather, oak, raisins, slight dark berries.
Stuu666 (7806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, bourbon, coconut, taste is dry, coconut, sweet toffee, vanilla, juicy.
AndySnow (5435) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee, raisin, dried fruit.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Milk chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, some liquorice, wood.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Collins Pub. From memory. Aroma is mild and roasted, not very distinctive. Flavor is surprisingly dry, with roasted malt being the main feature. Hints of chocolate. Finishes fairly dry. I do not get any barrel with this, or it’s in the background where I do not particularly notice it. Thought this was disappointing given the cost and the barrel treatment.
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small khaki head. Head retention is good. AROMA: bourbon, chocolate, oatmeal, dark malt, coffee, vanilla, molasses, caramel, milk, rubber, earthy, chard ok barrel, burned brown sugar, light spices, slightly floral, earthy, sweet and toffee. TASTE: oatmeal, malt, fizzy, slightly spices, milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel char, caramel, sweet, brown sugar, herbs, toffee, earthy, slightly sea salt,, little soy sauce, molasses, blond coffee bitter and smoke. AFTER TASTE: bourbon barrel char, smoke, dark malt, milk chocolate and light coffee bitterness with a rich thick yet slightly fizzy finish.
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small beige head. The aroma is mostly strong whiskey barrel, with some chocolate and a touch of roast. The flavor is also strong on whiskey and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel with somewhat prickly carbonation. Not big on the roasted/burnt notes. Pretty good.
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Julios ($14.99). Black with tan ring and a little lace. Vanilla oak chocolate booze plummy aroma. Very sweet vanilla chocolate booze plums with mild woody finish with just the slightest oat tang. Full body and smooth as a freshly shaved pu$$y. Too sweet for my taste but an incredible indulgence.
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Uptown Market in Beaverton, OR during a Firestone Walker event. Black pour with modest off white head. Aroma and taste of dark malts and bourbon. Mouthfeel is a bit less creamy than expected for an oatmeal stout. Still very nice.
tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location: Bottle from Trail Dust BBQ in Morgan Hill, CA
Appearance: Dark black cola
Aroma: Dark chocolate-covered cherries, as it warms...bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup
Taste: Sweet dark chocolate with cherry, bourbon, vanilla
Overall: A smooth dark beast shared with The Dark Horse himself