markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA via Winnipeg (thanks Dad!). Deep black colour, darker than average foamy head that clings up the side of the glass. Mix of whisky and roasted malt aroma, nice mellowness that culminates in a whisky infused aftertaste that’s sweet with just enough burn to feel it.
garthicus (2892) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jerc and Mabel. Appearance: Pitch black, small brown head. Aroma: Super whiskey nose, a lot of decent woody notes too with smoke and alcohol. Flavour: Lots of malt, liquorice, whiskey, alcohol and a long boozy dark chocolate finish. A nice winter warmer.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black with nice thick beige head. Potent aroma has lots of vanilla but also alcohol. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Great fudge flavors, like vanilla/chocolate marble fudge. Long roasty finish. Delicious.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! A very rare treat. Pours black with a large creamy head. Aroma is weak... Faint almost. Milk chocolate, vanilla and chalk on the nose with yeast (I’m almost positive 1056) and soft fruit under the roasty top notes. The flavor is big and roasty. Smoke, toasted oak, chocolate, a chewy rye flavor, under-ripe stone fruits, and vanilla. Big chewy mouth feel. Very tasty and I’m looking forward to see what a year or two will do to this one.
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a very dark brown with an average size foamy tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Nice aroma is sweet and woody, with roasted malt, whiskey and chocolate. Flavour: Yum! The barrel-aging is nice, it’s not overdone and easy to drink. Roasted malt, chocolate, wood, leafy green hops and whiskey. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Loved it!
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2771-20100219] 650mL bottle. Smoky cucumber pickle juice aroma with hints of woody cask. Black red body with a big long-lasting foamy brown head. Barrel-aged cask rich roasted malt flavour is a little boozy and hints at red wine. Full body. Very tasty.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black as night with a tall brown head. Aroma is great big and malty with a very woody aroma and a very distinct rye smell. However the rye barrel is very prominent on the palate. This is a great stout big and malty with that strong oak flavour and distinctive rye sweetness.and a strong chocolate flavour in the finish. This is a very cool stout.
zvikar (4125) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks Rick, pours black with tan head, powerful aroma of oak, whiskey, nuts, chocolate, orange and lime notes, flavor of pine, coffee, grapes and citrus, bitter towards the end. Medium to Full bodied. Great
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks David C. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, woody notes, acidic berries and some coffee hints. Flavor is sweet upfront with roasted malt, chocolate notes and some fruitiness and continues dry with coffee, light alcohol hints and some hops. Full silky body.
tomer (2850) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting, no head, black colour with some lighter brownish taints, aroma of mocha,vanila, milk chocolate and lightly roasted coffee, flavour of dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee, medium to big body, bice long acidic aftertaste with some roastiness in the end. Excellent stout.