tiong (3610) - 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.
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from the beer stall in Stockport market, good bloke that guy there. Thick black colour with a very small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, something metallic. Flavour dark chocolate, some alcohol warmth, jammy fruity notes, some coffee bitterness. A decent beer but something just didnít give me wood. 837315
elbernays (390) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours petrol black. Head disappears, which makes it look terrible. Coffee, big sweetness, liquorice, some burnt notes, smoky wood. Flavour is smooth sweet milk. Big bitter hit on the finish, with massive alcohol burn. No bubbles. There is a lot going on the nose but the alcohol is not integrated enough. Oily slick mouthfeel. Not great.
Garrold (1063) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, very dark, reddy brown. Halo of tan head. Sugary espresso. Taste is thick sweetness. Some coffee bitterness. Thick, sugary palate. Bitterness at the end, but too late to prevent tooth melt. A bit rough, to be honest.
ciaranc (781) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Redmonds. Black, brown pour, thin tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee aroma. A blast of flavour, sweet, stewed fruits, espresso bitter. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation. Have it with some salted caramel.
beersofjoy (2) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma suggests sweet intensity and thatís precisely what it delivers. Thin head which disappears quickly, coffee and a nice roastiness, nice carbonation keeping the beer from overwhelming. Just too much Vanilla in there for me making the sweet finish spoil the balance.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a wiff off this..a big stout indeed. Lots of coffee and mocha on the nose, little light on the palate even though its 11%, flavours are there, coffee, chocolate, mocha, some tobacco oddly! Still a smashing beer, will be buying to age maybe one or two :)
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle): Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee beans, liquorice, molasses, chocolate. Flavour is so rich and sweet, lots of coffee, liquorice, treacle, chocolate, soy sauce, huge dark fruit notes, subdued vanilla, charred wood - and a lot more I canít put my finger on. Body is slick, thick and oily. A huge and delicious surprise but the big sweetness makes it tough to finish the bottle.
zimbo (525) - SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally opening this having had in since a Cumbrian visit in 2012. Donít think it was new when I bought it. Some deep brown head. Smells of concrete, Spice, Cola & some heat. Suave thick slick sappy oily body & tastes of intense dark black chocolate, earth with just the tiniest of fizzle on the way down. Pretty damn fine really. And Unbelievablely alcoholic.
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle form brewery online shop. BBE Jan 2015. Jet black, nae head. Tiny bubbles form if you swirl it around. Looks like crude oil does in films. Packs a dirty coffee punch in the aroma, alongside faint vanilla and blackcurrant. Hidden booze. Full body, creamy to sticky texture, pretty flat, but no bad thing. Long fruity finish. Pretty, pretty goood.
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craigís tasting. Huge coffee nose, sweet coffee, chocolate, roasty taste, light vanilla.