trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was stashed in my fridge, while I read Tolstoy’s classic. I saved it as a reward for finishing the book, but as usual with Fulton beers purchased from retail outlets, it was a disappointment. Nothing special about this product at all, but like Natasha Rostov tending to Prince Andrey after the Battle of Borodino, I stayed with it to the bitter end (no pun intended). OK, I’ll give the color and head decent reviews. My opinion of Fulton product remains unchanged: not worth a penny out of the bottle, but worth every penny when purchased from it’s tap room outside Target Field.
MrHangover (3054) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee mostly, some dark spices, cinnamon and black pepper. Licorice, molasses are also present. Flavor is fairly bitter, loads of bitter chocolate, coffee. Big dry sweet touches. Long bitter chocolatey aftertaste! Amazing surprise!
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from trade with mista, thanks!] shared @ The Hague Tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, roast, coffee. Taste malts, dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, bitter. More bitterness than I expected, but a nice bitter, dark chocolate, coffee roast finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice one!
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is roast, liquorice, chocolate, molasses, coffee and more. Flavour is quite bitter of coffee, roast, liquorice, sweetness of molasses and mocca. Very nice.
deanso (6206) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl bottle @THT.
No head. No carbonation. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Very nice indeed
sic1314 (4444) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a tan ring. Aroma of smooth chocolate, coffee and soft malt. Full body, flavour of the aroma, nicely balanced.
blklab2007 (2068) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a black in color with a coating of brown head that fell away. Aroma has coffee, mild chocolate, alcohol, and dark malts. Mouth feel is hefty with slow carbonation. Flavor is heavy on the malts, big black coffee, plenty of roast, and dark chocolate. It has an oat like thickness and the coffee is super amped up.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, courtesy of Joe N. Nice coffee aroma, rich and malty with molasses, chocolate, roasted barley, and sweet alcohol vapors. Dark black opaque with tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet, rich with coffee, chocolate, cherry wood, roasted barley, and alcohol - fusel but not rough. Bitter nutty finish with lingering sweetness. Alcohol warming with light bitter after.
SudsMcDuff (6508) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer said Tom. .. pours a bit black . . mild foam, spots of solid lacing .. . good coffee presence .. . mild yet full at the same time- i could drink a couple bottles of this lickety split! .. . . She checks the microwave for lightbulbs now.
Nsanders (661) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Black with a thin light brown head. Rich malts, milk, alcohol and light roasted coffee. Taste has a malty sweetness followed with a light dry coffee bitterness. Body is lighter for an imperial stout with a bubbly water feel.