darb85 (89) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was disappointed with it for 2014. Seems to be a theme from what I’ve heard. Look forward to next year for maybe a better showing. On tap at founders launch
HellesBunny666 (214) - Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super interesting aromas of chocolate covered cherries, cocoa, vanilla, sweetness, chocolate dessert. Very smooth. Vanilla, almond, honey, subtle coffee, chocolate, cherries flavors.
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, booze. I didn't like this, to much coffee flavor (I don't like coffee). I would not drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beersiveknown (3241) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at icbcf14
Full bodied, slick, warming, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, well integrated whiskey, understandably high rated but a bit OTT for me. A small measure is plenty
Pyrmir (3536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml bottle, thanks Staffan47! Black with mocca colored head. Aroma with lots of bourbon, alcohol, dark chocolate, light coffee and roasted notes. Taste is medium bodied, lots of bourbon, dark chocolate and sweet roasted notes. Really nice stout
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ Beer Temple (small sample), thanks Chris Knight. Black color. Beige head with little lacing. Aroma’s of ground coffee, roasted malts, light fruit. Additionally some caramel retronasal. Flavor is moderate bitter, roasted, with a light sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with heavy roast, coffee, moderate to full bitter. Nice!
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uh yeah! From my first trade, thanks to PreisMJ! Have been looking forward to this. Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small, beautiful brown head. Aroma has milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, coconut, soft licorice and coffee. Taste has a crispy, dark roast, up front, as well as a little booze, followed by looots of dark, sweet fruity chocolate notes, vanilla, dates, figs, dried plums, raisins, dried coconut. Ends off with a nice and strong alcohol heat. Very smooth and balanced beer, that i could drink lots of. Full body and low carbonation.
ACD (670) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Black, with great tan head. Heady chocolate sauce and mocha coffee on the nose; sweet twist of bourbon and oakiness in there, light touch of roasted malt adds depth. Great nose. Taste is big on the coffee and darker choc - bitter choc. Some deep figgy stuff happening, big roasted malt hit. Velvety chocolate comes in, followed by a sweet touch of bourbon. Big full mouthfeel. No booze hint at all, very well integrated. Lingering bourbon and coffee, with a slight burnt smokiness on the tongue. Yeah, first class gear.
ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 On tap, poured into a snifter. Delicious aromas of dark cherry, wood, chocolate chips, vanilla, cookie dough, roasted notes, and a faint bourbon alcohol come through to the nose. It pours black as night, with a deep brown, frothy head. The surface is a thick, soapy layer that retains well, leaving ample coverage by the end of the drink and also leaving a dense, full-sheet coating of lace along the glass. The lace, notably, looks to coat the entire glass in a cloak except for the side I was sipping on. It does eventually have a couple holes in the sheet, but man ... that’s a lotta lace! It’s highly sweet with a medium-light bitter. The syrup slick texture has a full malty sweet body to it with an abundant, but very soft, soapy carbonation. It’s a very clean, with tones of salted caramel, chocolate, caramel, nuts, and even mint. The finish is chocolate mint with a hint of juicy citrus. The aftertaste is mostly chocolate with a mellow, light bourbon caramel touch. This was quite an amazing treat.
Holmen1 (2770) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kveldens siste flaske delt på RBHD-samlinga hos Asle Bjørn: storboblet kort skum, brunsvart farge. Intens aroma av kaffe, bjørnebær, vanilje og kokesjokolade. Smak og ettersmak som kommer til å vare helt inn i drømmeland - mørkbrent kaffe, bourbon, vanilje. So smooth. Velbalansert til siste finish. Blir bare bedre og bedre ettersom temperaturen stiger. En minneverdig stout i verdensklasse. Takk til Gunnar for kveldens beste!