drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5/15/13. Shared by a random pre-BA Roosevelt. Dark pour, small tan head. Light mocha, metal, and a hint of sourness in aroma and flavor. Not great.
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Bottle. Black, brown lacing layer. Dark roast, rich chocolate and rum aroma. Vineous wooden, rum barrel, cigar tobacco. Very dry chewy mouthfeel. Vineous aftertaste.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Black - offwhite head. Burned, fruity, nice bitterness, nice hoppy, nice roasted, licorice, light coffee, berries, milk chocolate, light light smokey notes.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lots of barrel characters about this. shiraz barrel aromas plus vanilla coffee nuts same again on the palate. great length on the palate. great stuff
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Compared to some of the other worldly big porters/stouts I tried at RBJG this came off very much second tier. All the classic flavours are present but it seems a bit flat, dare I say lifeless and certainly not overloaded with charm. Solid, but not much to get excited about.
AndySnow (3276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Unm4rk3d. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark fruit. Sweet caramel, fruit flavour.
TimE (3184) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet unbalanced but ok depth of nuts and chocolate. Decent, but too cloying and sweet.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle- Nice black colour with a good tan head. Lovely coffee aromas. A great beer.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
$12 schnooer at Deja Vu
Bloody hell this is good. My immediate reaction was to suggest this is a best local beer I had ever tried! Not quite, perhaps, but a fantastically high powered choc porter / stout in amazing balance and slurpability. Clean, clear lines of chocolate and choc orange and a hint of buzzy minerals to finish.
stoutnick (533) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Smell is rich coffee-choc. Not so much of the chocolate though. Taste is same with bitterness in tow. Bitter palate. Overall a good beer, but love to see what happens with it next year.