shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hanging Bat. Aroma is spicy, smooth, bit of fruit, Choc. Nice stuff.
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue à la pression. Biere d'un noir profond avec fine mousse beige. Très belle apparence. Café au nez. Au palais, on sent le café, le pin avec une longue finale sur l'amère. Peu de corps.
yngwie (14344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at What’s Brewing. Some curtains occur as the dense, finger-thick light tan to beige head slides down the sides of the glass. Brown, unclear body. The aroma is roasted and chocolatey, with a barreled sourness, some dark dried fruits and citrus peel. Vinous notes. It’s full-bodied, warming and dry on the palate, pleasantly carbonated. Vinous flavor with roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruits and a touch of citrus peel. Quite nice this one, but there’s too many things going on at the same time. Sure lacking balance. 141031
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a dark brown color with ruby edges and a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa powder, raisins, light redcurrant tartness in the finish. Taste is quite sweet, lightly roasty, with notes of toffee, biscuit, vanilla, milk chocolate. Finishes sweet and a tad roasty bitter, with notes of wet soil and espresso. Mouthfeel is a tad more watery than I’d like, carbonation is soft. Overall, decent tasty brew
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Very dark brown-black in colour with a very rich red fruit, plum and currant flavour, chocolate and liquorice notes followed by coffee and fruit on the finish. An excellent Old Ale.
Sigmund (5344) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival, Stavanger. Black colour, tan head. Roasty aroma, notes of chocolate, coffee and prunes, a hint of fresh plums too. Roasty flavour, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, bittering hops. Bitter aftertaste.
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Atlanta, Ga. - Hop City - 500 ml bottle. Deep dark black pour, off-white head, no lace. Strong aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Flavor of licorice, molasses, some burnt notes. Sweetens as it warms. Nice, thick rich mouthfeel.
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
16.9 ounce bottle - $5.49 at Lucky’s Beverage World in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Basic black body capped with a frothed, thinning, beige head. A little, lightly frothy lacework.
Smell: Burnt, tar-like roasted black malts, hints of weed stems, some yeast, black licorice, and dark fruity esters.
Taste: Black malts yielding an upfront creosote, chary taste and then it’s all downhill from there -- burnt chocolate, lacquery licorice, dark fruit. Grimace-yielding, burnt finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Absolutely dreadful!
Aurelius (4445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, UK ale aroma with some darker notes. Goes to a powdery nose. Clear, ruby black-brown. Big khaki head. Bitter, dark malt, astringent, fruity. Moderately sweet. Medium heavy body. Keeps its carbonation well. Sticky coffee aftertaste. Thanks to PorterPounder.
Cybercat (3573) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a respectable light tan head. Mocha aroma has an overtone of molasses with a touch of miso. Notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, molasses and miso flow over the tongue, and leave a bit of hops in their wake. Texture is firm, smooth, fairly fizzy - not quite what I expect with an Imperial stout, but still good ’nuf. Roast malt & coffee finish has a little bitterness, rounding out a rather nice beer.