brokensail (11585) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is such a dark brown that we’ll call it black. A finger or two worth of tan head sits on top.
S: Lots of roast on the nose with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee. The oak is there and provides some subtle vanilla notes to the beer.
T: The roast and oak character are to the point of astringency. While there is some bitter chocolate and vanilla, the astringent and bitter qualities are just too much.
M: The body is medium with a rather lively carbonation, perhaps a bit much.
D: This was definitely a let down. The oak does not seem to have enhanced this beer at all and it made it sort of tough to drink.
RoNo (65) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with Jonathan. Dark brown beverage with a small foam that quickly disappears. The aroma of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Dry taste of instant coffee and cocoa.
Mears (21) - - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big beer. So much flavor. Hops are very noticable but small enough to not hide the flavor.
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Black color with nice frothy creamy brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, olives, light raisins and dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, roasted malty with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee. Medium silky body with soft carbonation and bittersweet chocolate aftertaste.
Joakgust (960) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, licorice and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, licorice and chocolate. Well balanced and fantastic.
Kavu (2437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small taste on tap @ Stoddard’s. Pours very dark brown with a low brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol and smoked ham. Flavor is roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, smoke and plenty of hops. Greatness.
TylerGreenDC (392) - - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Aroma of loamy, oaky earth. Flavors of weak espresso, earthy mushrooms and... truffles? Biggest flavor is what I imagine oak would taste like. Delightful.
gkeh (244) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a beautiful pitch black with a dark tan head. Amazing looking beer. Leaves fantastic lacing too. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, oak, plums, vanilla. Taste is strong oak, and follows the aroma nicely. Dry, bitter fnish. Delicious.
bryabail (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a treat. Rich colour and taste. From the dark cascading pour to the delicious last sip, a fantastic experience. Big thanks to the artisans in the 80205. Tells me those jokers in Golden have no excuse.
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scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great oatmeal stout. I can hardly wait for my next bottle to fill a tall and frosty glass. :-)
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Tsekouratos (350) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch-black color, dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, vanilla. Taste is oak, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice. Aftertaste is just phenomenal, as it stays forever. Full body with medium carbonation.