madmitch76 (9867) - , 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.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, licorice and pine hops. Sweet licorice, toffee and molasses flavour with a hoppy finish
Pinball (9663) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark, small light brown head.
roasted stuff, fresh hops in the aroma. very balanced and delicate. mild.
flavor is very interesting. strong roasted grains, caramel, malts, strong hoppy balance, crystal clear giant clash between great hops , great malty sweetness and great roasted stuffness. Alc. is a little bit too dominant as in many goose island dark beers, but i must admit this one is clearer and more to the point than most of them.
Maria (9569) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pitch-black with a dark-brown, creamy head. The aroma is slightly vinous with notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. The flavour is sweet and vinous with notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and the finish is sweet and slightly roasted bitter. It’s a nice and very harmonic beer.
bhensonb (8994) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very black with a dark tan creamy head. Aromas of dark malt, chocolate and liquorice. Full bodied. Flavor is all of the foregoing with perhaps a touch of treacle. It’s not bitter, but there’s apparently enough hop to keep it from being excessively sweet. With a little time some hop shows up in the nose. So of course hop becomes a more prominent flavor with time. But on one level this is a big, gooey, but not all that sweet ale. AND!!! Not a trace of heat. Wowser!
madsberg (8811) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Lasting . Aroma of sweetness, chocolate, light sweetness, spice, some liqourice, molasses. Flavour of liqourice, roast, sweetness, spice, alcohol, chocolate and vague coffee. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty bitterness in the end. light burning of alcohol on lips and palate. Quite delicious.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Catskeller.
A - Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy dark brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
S- Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel, hops and alcohol aroma.
T - Heavy bittersweet roasted malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet, rye and small alcohol bite finish of long duration.
M - Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
D - This is a standout beer.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is a mélange of blackstrap molasses, black licorice and pouch tobacco. Full-bodied, viscous and velvety with stinging carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet with lots of molasses, anise and licorice. There may be a little too much black malt used to brew this bad boy. Maybe a little less sugar from black malt and a little more sugar from other sources would help to keep the overbearing molasses and licorice notes in check. Very reminiscent of Bells Batch 9000 and Avery Mephistopheles. Quality brew, but a bit much. Thanks to growler for sharing this bottle!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black. Small but very dark brown head that settles quickly to three bubbles. Aroma of brandy, dilute coffee, dark Hershey bar, prune. Thick and chewy, almost solid. Taste starts with dark cocoa and progresses to port, smoke, peat, raisins. As it warms, the hops really come through in the finish, without overwhelming the complexities of the stout itself. Rich stuff.
chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with tiny brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, caramel, vinous and oak.