gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 First rating
50 cl bottle thanks to sebletitje! From Systembolaget in Malmö. Sampled on June 12, 2013.
No BB date I could find.
Black color, big yellow to brown lasting head. Vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, rich, smooth scent. Alcohol, sweet, malty, chocolate, toffee taste. Roasted, sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Highly sippable, not highly drinkable though. A nice beer to relax with for a bit, but I’m glad we could split this bottle two ways.
Draught at Tippler’s Tap, Brisbane, on July 20, 2013.
Black color, brownish yellow color. Sweet, fruity, smooth scent. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Gramoit (393) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with big fluffy white head. Lots of flavours including: vanilla, coffee, chocolate and maybe a little too much alcohol. Not bad, fairly solid beer.
drowland (7868) - 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 (6673) - 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 (15098) - 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 (204) - 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 (2448) - 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 (6520) - Huddinge, 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 (4886) - 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 (686) - 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.