Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, smooth light yellow head.
roasted malts and caramel in the aroma.
flavor is malty, roasted stuff,
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear, orangey dark brown with a beige head. Sweet vanillaish roast in the nose. Medium body, subtle sweet and slightly tobaccoish roast with a discreet woody edge. No real bitterness but quite some licorice notes. 080911
stouby (4426) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Wicked Shamrock, Lompoc, USA.
Dark brown with a beige and creamy head. Aroma medium malty (hard roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body. Very nice.
McGrupp612 (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite nice. Mocha, caramel, dark malts and little twang from the barrel. Medium creamy palate with perfect carbonation. Very nice!
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a couple fingers of creamy tan head. Lots of roasted malt aroma, vanilla, and slight bourbon. Flavor is very smooth with chocolate, more roasted malt, and some hop bitterness. Very nice!
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a pint glass at KnB Wine Cellar’s in San Diego, Calif. Color was coffee black. Probably heavy on the head, but I missed the pour. Good looking beer, though.
First smell was coffee. Also some caramel, nuts, Nyquill and cough drops.
First taste was coffee, followed by a strong alcohol bite and then a chocolate finisher. Dark, but so smooth.
Mild carbonation. Some licorice and almost a liquor taste, like Bailey’s Irish Cream. The Nyquill/cough syrup kept coming in and was off-putting.
I really like this beer, but it was much better out of the bottle. I usually am a draft guy, but the taste specifically was better out of the bottle.
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. Cola-colored pour with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Pours black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and coffee, along with a touch of chocolate. Medium, creamy body with flavors of mocha, mild hops and malt. The finish is sweet milk chocolate. Above average overall.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beige head tops a brownish-black body. Aroma is light coffee, chocolate, a good amount of oats, and some molasses as it warms. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Flavor is roasted malt, wood, more coffee and chocolate, and drying bitterness. Some bourbon notes in the finish. Medium body and carbonation is bit fizzy for my tastes. Nice stuff.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of roasty malts, dark chocolate, a bit of the sweet breadiness along with touches of piney hops. Flavor is super roasty, dark cocoa bitterness that lends towards the light sweet chocolate character. The hops are lightly spicy and earthy in the finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Nice stout, nothing amazing, but solid nonetheless.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured nearly black with a tan head that left minimal lacing. It smelled of roasty chocolate and coffee malts the taste follows the nose, it’s extremely smooth and drinkable and pretty full flavored for such a low ABV.