tiong (4349) - Espoo, - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of stingy vegetables, roastiness, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is strong with roasty vanilla notes, hints of stingy vegetables, cocoa and coffee. Finish is strong and malty with some roastiness and hints of vanilla. A bit unbalanced, feels like it would be slightly better from a fresh bottle.
gopherfan99 (767) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours black with almost no head; slightly bitter aroma of dark malts, roasted coffee, with hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, roasted coffee, with some licorice and vanilla notes; finish is dry and bitter; very complex but very nicely done
Fashawn (341) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, nuts, bread, chocolate, caramel, for the aroma, with some vanilla. black, sparklin with frothy, brown foam. heavy cloying sweetness leading To A lightly bitter. full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, with a bit of astringent.
Hermod (3893) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours black, thin brown head. Aroma is exploding with strong coffee notes, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla. Flavor lacks the intensity of the aroma, got mostly ash and soy sauce, burnt wood. Coffee and vanilla in the finish. Slightly disappointed, because the aroma was so good.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. This one is sweet boozy bold rich chocolate. It has loads of coffee and vanilla notes. Overall, great
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6485-20140708] Bottle. Charcoal roasted malt and olive oil aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Syrup roasted malt flavour has long sweet syrup aftertaste and some vanilla notes. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "Same thing we do every night, Craig." "Yep, try to drink all the world."
mR_fr0g (4745) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Dark caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of off elite head. Aroma is spicy veg, nutty choc, pumpkin. Palate is sweet, nutty, moderate carbonation. Really full an d sticky. Flavour is nutty, coco, vanlla. Interesting. bit too sweet.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, with vanilla, chocolate and coffee, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An Inky black beer that pours with no head. It has an oily mouthfeel, an extremely powerful coffee flavour, warming chocolate and vanilla followed by a bitter hoppy, coffee and sweet warming finish.
BeerViking (2934) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, like alcoholic toasted treacle and liquorice, sweet yet dry and just bitter enough.
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-07-08. Dark brown black body headless. 3+ Aroma is modest sweet dark malt, some vegetal green coffee character. Flavour is fairly sweet, rich dark malt. Lightly fruity. Lingering lightly tangy dark malt. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 4+ Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh