blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle , thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown pour with light brown head, currant and berry nose, flavors of spice, dried fruit and a dry oak finish, very surprising, comes with a 5m cashiers check
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, light brown head, and a very dark brown body. Aroma of currants, tar, berries and cocoa powder. Taste is tar, musk, some chocolate, and some coffee. Lightly bubbley.
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from bu11zeye. pitch black pour with a thin caramel head. smooth bitter sweet chocolate and malts on the nose. great thickness on the palate. awesome flavor of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts and some lactose. smooth fruity finish.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Black pour, little bits of broken white head. Chalky, sweet dark malt aroma, slight lactose presence. Thinnish palate. Mild sweet notes over slight roast, some lactose on the back end. Decent, but palate suffers a bit.
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... NFL Day at dchmela’s in O-Town... This beer rocks!... Pours pitch black with a large, creamy, beige head. Fantastic retention. Although restrained, the aroma is nutty, buttery and chocolaty... rich and wonderful. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Chocolaty, vinous and acidic. Tangy, lightly bitter finish. Thanks to douglas88 for providing this world class bottle of beer!
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to hopscotch for this gem. Pours a black slightly watery color with a thin tan head. Roasty grain aroma with hints of dark fruits. Smooth malt taste, roasted grains and hints of fruit and chocolate. A very refreshing stout, very solid and something I could really drink a lot of.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella from thewolf. Pours a black colour with a small fairly well lasting light brown creamish head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel with some dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a pleasant sweetness with roasted malt and caramel along with dark fruits, some chocolate and smoke. Roasty bit sweet finish. Bit thin but good.
Rune (9401) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
325ml bottle bought at The bsf bar, GBBF. Dense, brownish head over a very dark body. Dark malty aroma. Bitter malts in taste. Rather thick, oily texture. Full bodied (05.08.2008).
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. High fluffy lasting light brtown head. Very dark almost black body. Sweet coffee nuts vanilla aroma. Some hops bitterness comes through in the flavor but the vanilla is milding that and flavor of coffee a lot. General impression: Pretty sweet. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Sigmund (5798) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, at the GBBF 2008. ABV was 7.5%. Served too cold. Pitch black colour, moderate head. Roasty aroma, notes of rubber, malts and coffee. The flavour is heavily roasted / burnt with grainy and rubbery notes - quite strange. I hate it and love it - simultaneously.