EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Viscous opaque black pour with a thin light-tan bubbly head. Nice lacing on the glass. Deep cocoa aroma with lots of roast and creamy milk. Bitter roasted malt flavor. A little but of sweet cocoa to finish it off.
GregClow (2958) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - blankboy’s bottle. Deep black with a large mocha head. Aroma is almost earthy, dark roast malt and dark bitter chocolate, excellent! Full bodied. Flavour of roasted malt, burnt caramel, cocoa and coffee, with a very well-hopped finish. Beautiful stuff!
omhper (20733) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Dark black with coarse brown head. Chocolate and tar upfront. Malt sweetness drown i syrup and tar. Medium bodied with bold caramelly malt. Salty finish. Big and bold, more power than balance.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black with a decent sized beige head. Lots of sugary lacing. Nose is ful of burnt malt, hops, coffee and bourbon. Flavor is bitter chocolate, roasted/burnt malt, some oak and bourbon. Really nice quite hoppy.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark and creamy stout. Very light hints of coffee as well as a lot of earth. Nothing sticking out as outstanding in any category, yet it was a delicious beer overall. It would make a great staple to keep in a keg if a big stout drinker.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Just a fantastic beer. Poured beautifully, smelled good and I remember telling everyone in the bar how good it was as it hit me. Very rich and ripe, but quite smooth. Not too alcoholy
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black body with espresso brown edges and a big dark tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, earth, overripe dark fruit, and woodiness. Flavor is roasted, espresso, nuts, chocolate but less than in the nose, mild molasses sweetness. Medium palate, a little too thin but soft, smooth, and creamy. So easy to drink.
cgarvieuk (16800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at my cloisters Bar staff tasting no2... black ... thin tan head ... nice sweet roast and little coffee in nose ... big roast ... lots and lots of smooth roasts ... quite a lot of chocolate ... quite alot of hop in background... but better blended than many.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, some licorice, light on the brown sugar. Very tasty stout that I could do all night.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is black with a tan, huge and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa milk and light licorice. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, light bitter chocolate, licorice, caramel and citrus in the slightly dry finish. It is quite nice.