argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light chocolate. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, cocoa, some raisin. Smooth full body, some stickiness.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a rich and musky chocolate, warming alcohol, smooth powdery Bourbon, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with nice mocha coffee, with smooth vanilla and alcohol, well balanced. Bottle from Boutip, shared with GRM, Probstk and Ian, Dec. 2 2011.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11 and Mora2000) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted coconut. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, toffee, and oak. A bit hot now, but should age nicely.
Ferris (12431) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Lots of boozy bourbon with a maple sweetness. Jet black with almost no head. Bourbon, sticky toffee and maple, with a nice toffee chocolate finish. Sticky, sweet and nice.
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to deeblo at THE stout tasting - part 1. It pours very dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is dark caramel, roasted malt, big on the bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, earth and fudge. The taste is roasted malt, boozy, bourbon, oak, some bitterness, ash, earth, hint of soy sauce, oak, caramel, some spice and toasted coconut with a warming, bitter-sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel (a bit cloying actually). Big, sweet, hot and ballsy! Flavoursome, but I just don’t find it that drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@RBWG-22oz-thanks to Dschiller/Dave–pours a disappearing light brown head and black color that sheets the glass. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, dark malt, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, dark malt, dark fruit, some alcohol. So now I can cellar the bottle hbmason got for me!
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ygtsbm94. Pours opaque with a spare, fizzy tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, vanilla, raisin, and fig. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toffee), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, vanilla, raisin, and fig. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a sweet finish.
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle #13 at yespr blind tasting
very dark black, small brown head. nice aroma, storng, wood, boozy, roasted stuff, toffee. heavy. flavor is wood, roasted stuff, loads of bourbon, vanilla, very complex and balanced.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Blind no 13 @ Yesprs. Pitch black coloured. Light brown dense head. Aroma of cocoa, sweetness, coconut, roast, vanilla. Flavour of vanilla, coconut, roast, caramel, cocoa, liqourice, Full bodied. Rosty smooth bitter end with a light alcohol touch.
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at Kurt’s 49th birthday party. Going from Strela to this has to be one of the biggest quality leaps in the course of two beers that I have ever experienced. The beer pours completely black with a medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, toffee and chocolate. Full-bodied with a nice oaky character and notes of burnt malt, chocolate, figs and even some licorice. The finish is lingering bourbon and chocolate covered raisins. Excellent beer all around.