madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting.
End of evening truncated tasting notes! Rich dark malt that is slightly fruity and a little brandyish. Must try some more of this!
21st January 2011
Bottle in the Rake, can’t remember whom bought this but Cheers! Opaque dark brown beer, nice frothy brown head. Lovely nose of fruit, marmite and hops. Soft silky palate, a little carbonation. Rich dark malt, coffee, spirits, a whisper of red fruits. Subtle dark chocolate and a little yeast.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.7%. Weak roasted aroma, a little vinous with teaish hops. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour is powerful, nice roasted note, good teaish hop flavour with a little bite to it. Quite sweet, but balanced nicely by the alcohol.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at goose Pre DLD day ... deep black ... sweet roast malt nose ... luittle black current ... rich and syrupy ... hop back ground ... quite a difficult drink
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mortens Birthdays party.
Pitch black - nice brown head.
High chocolate. Medium hoppy. Nice bitterness. Sweetness. Light coffee.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Black, tan head. Oily espresso, rich dark choc aroma. Pretty good. Bit of heat. Good though.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, fennel, chocolate, herbs, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, licorice, toffee, pine, florals, and coffee with a dry, moderately bitter finish. Excellent!
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@RNH. Dark opaque black color, tiny brownish head. Aroma has coffee, wood and alcohol. Medium bodied. Lots of dark malts, rye bread, wood, and punch of alcohol. Sticky. It feels like aged in oak. Quite simple although somewhat tasty.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some milk chocolate, roast, grapefruit, light anise, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, orange, some grapefruit, light roast, alcohol warming. Grapefruit becomes more pronounced in both aroma and taste as the beer warms. Anise and some cherry creep in too. Grapefruit/orange hop burp. Smooth medium-full body, dangerously easy drinking. Damn, they aren’t kidding about the dry hopping. If Goose Island called this an IIBA, I couldn’t argue with them.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBC–on tap-pours a light tan head with black color. Aroma is resin hops, dark malt-roasty. Taste follows. Full body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of roasted
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice dose of roasted malts
Date: October 01, 2010
Score: 3.1 to 3.3
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, big citrus
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet citrus, touch of caramel, light roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4