yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully gone head. Aroma is dark roasted, rich on toffee and breadish notes. Smooth roasted liqourice and toffee malt flavoured. Light sweetness and vague roasted acidic touch. Dry and roasted finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and slight mineral with a thin mouthfeel and somewhat dry finish.
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks jslot38. Small brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, cherry. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, light cherry. Medium body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PreJam Gathering-750ml bottle-pours a light brown retaining head with black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty, some shells. Taste is dark malt-roasty/cocoa, some shells, earthy.
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Wine Specialist. Pours black with a three+ finger dark tan head - very creamy. Primarily dark roasted/burnt malt for aroma, but there is something unusual. Full bodied with sharp, foamy carbonation. Flavor is the malt bitter, with a touch of coffee, and something sweet that goes in and out. Very nice. Gets more coffee with time. No detectable Ostreidae bits, but there’s something more than usually smooth about this very good stout.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice roasted, bitter black chocolate, long roasted finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with steptin, Michael and Jen (a.k.a. the friendliest beer lovers in the USA, and the proudest fans of their locals). Black. Tan head. Aroma of burnt cocoa and Illy caffè. Taste is smooth and silky, bitter espresso and cocoa. Nice stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, light Oyster notes, prunes and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, lightly tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with Oyster notes and a dry finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black. Roasty aroma with chocolate and a unique mineral note. flavor is a bit roasty and dry with some chocolate, espresso and again a mineral note. Pretty good.
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, beige head. The nose offers chocolate, vanilla and a faint mineral note. Medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is sweet chocolate with a splash of sweetened espresso. Sweet, lightly tangy finish with a rumor of salt.