hopdog (8240) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Wood, vanilla, chocolate, marshmallows, oatmeal, and some lighter coconut.
tectactoe (687) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: thanks, Jason! Dark brown edges, cascading to a solid, black bod in the center; huge, chunky, khaki head froths up & takes its time settling. Aroma has notes of cocoa, buckwheat, some damp oats/grains, oak, very faint bourbon character, & a little bit of coconut. The taste is nice & smooth with sweet chocolate, light roasted malt, oats & grains, more pronounced bourbon with an oak & mild cola finish. As this warms up, I get bigger notes of coconut & currant. Not as hefty of a body as I’d like for a BA oatmeal stout, but still a very nice beer.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is big vanilla/bourbon up front, with fudge, toffee, milk chocolate and malt. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. The coconut comes out nicely in the palate with light balanced roasty notes and dark chocolate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A really great stout.
Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle @ monthly De Molen tasting. Almost black color with a really nice red glare coming through, small light brown head. Smell malts, wood, barrel aging present, roasty. Taste malts, some cocos flavors, milk chocolate. Medium body and smooth carbonation. Hmm pretty unique but not my thing I guess. Not a big fan of this cocos flavors.
Vaiz (2942) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting @ De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of vanilla, coconut, roasted, fruity and some bourbon. Flavor is sweet, slightly warming, tropical, roasted and smooth.
deanso (4127) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thin tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some coconut and lots of cocao. Lovely brew
pushkinwow (1585) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle, randomly found at the chocolate shop at the Seattle 4 seasons...so if you go in to try chocolate (which is reasonably priced) take a look for a feature beer as apparently they always have a few bottles of something that is on display and can be purchased. Black with a light brown head. Light and effervescent, bourbon (lots), vanilla, oak, pit fruits, buttery. Moderate body and carbonation, smooth, surprisingly light on the palate (but the flavours make it seem heavier), fresh bourbon finish.
troupos40 (52) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft to snifter, tan head lingered, thick oily liquid. Thick mouth feel, chocolate, some bourbon, really nice, highly recommended
Damico (2212) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The stout pours dark chestnut blackish brown with a nice creamy tan head. The aroma is light malts that are a bit smoky with notes of the bourbon barrel. The flavor is smooth roasted malts on a delicious creamy body. Flavor brings subtle vanilla and delicious hazelnut. It goes down very easily, awesome.
GoForShlomo (40) - - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet coffee aroma; black appearance with a tan head; chocolate and espresso flavor; fizzy on the palate with a quick and clean finish; overall, a very good stout
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