SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle purchased at the Holiday Wine Cellar. The brew filled my glass as an opaque brown with a short lived layer of creamy foam topping. The initial aroma is a dark roasty malt presence with notes of fresh coffee. The drink is smooth and relaxed with a creamy texture and a flavoring of roast malt and coffee. Okay stuff to be had one or a couple of times.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
over-the-top chocolate flavor.
very full bodied.
definitely lubed my innards.
a little bitter
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. It smells mostly of roast malt plus a little coffee. The flavor is roasted malt with some chocolate and mild hops. Medium bodied and light on the carbonation, it goes down easy. Iím a little surprised this rates higher than the bourbon barrel version as I prefer that one.
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out dark red with minimal head. Aroma is chocolate malt with a hint of merlot smoothness. Thick and chewy definite chocolate malt in the taste, but very smooth as if drinking wine. Does not have a wine bite in the finish, but instead a faint roastiness. Very tasty.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Whole Foods Market
Brown with ruby highlights, thin tan head, sweet malt aroma with a touch of floral hops, big body, rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Incredible, thick, beige/light-brown head. Chocolatey aroma, some menthe. Taste dense of chocolate and malt, without being too sweet.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the BrewHouse, in Norwalk CT. black as oil, off white head. Aroma was sweet with a nice roasted malt aroma, almost like a oatmeal stout. Some notes of dried fruits too. Flavor was little bit of a disappointment after the welcoming aroma. It was tasty but not as rich as i hoped. Still had nice dried fruit notes, cocoa and a slight hop finish. Found this to be better then the special reserve of this beer.
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep black beer with a lasting medium sized light brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate, dark malts and dried fruits. Sweet-ish with a roast note and a good bitterness for balance. Well balanced and wonderful beer
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rocking stout from Harviestoun.
Reallt great wuality beer from a really good quality brewery - one of my favs.
pretty much as perfect and well balabced as a 6% stout can be.
love it! :)
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a thin to medium brown head. The aroma was roasty, a tad sweet, and something I canít identify. The flavor showed some slight roasted coffee, thin not too much in the flavor. Decent overall.