EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Opaque dark brown, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, lactic creaminess, alcoholic, bit of plastic. Taste is chocolate, bit of red fruit, lactic, roasty malt.
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. It pours very dark brown, with pretty much no head. The nose is sticky caramel, toffee, chocolate, touch of balsamic vinegar and wood. The taste is roasted malt, wood, leather, charcoal, bitter chocolate and caramel, with a dry, leathery finish. Medium body and low, slightly prickly carbonation. Not much to it, but a decent enough beer.
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Black in colour with a fine tan head on the pour. A decent choccy, roasty & oaty stout with a solid rum, raisin & prune sweet impy character beneath. Medium body, softish in the palate with a dryish, ashy bitterness towards the finish. A good beer but would benefit from extra oomph overall for my liking.
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2012. Black beer lasting beige head. Decent choc beer with decent depth. Good fullness from the oats. Decent but not my thing
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chrisO ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ...soft chocolate roast nose ...deeep malts ... soft roast ... dwrk sweet fruits ... light chocolate
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Draft Pick. Pours black with a nice khaki head. Roasted aroma with chocolate and a hint of licorice. Flavor is the same with a good amount of bitterness. Full body. Good brew.
StefanSD (2072) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Crajun. Thanks. Pours an opaque black color with a small brown head that has fair retention. The aroma is pungent with dark fruits, mocha, liqueurs and blackened barley. The flavor features lots of roasty notes including burnt toast, grains, walnuts and earthy hops. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finished medium in duration. Overall: A respectable stout, very tasty.
Maverick34 (2162) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Creamy yan head. Very roasty malts and coffee notes to smell. Medium body.
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: Another harsh highly roasted big stout. Just ok
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when approximately 6 months of age. Bottle sent to me by MaltOMeal, thanks a lot Bill
The look: Light gusher, black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is medium roasted, burnt dark fruits, a bit of soy sauce and a cold cup of coffee. Taste has plenty of burnt malts, burnt bananas, charcoal, soy sauce, light notes of raisins, roasted chocolate chips cookies, dried earth. Ends with something that resembles bitterness but this mostly coming from the high roast level. Doesn’t have the velvety body that I usually find and love in oatmeal stout. Carbonation was way too aggressive but maybe there was something with my bottle/batch since it was a light slow gusher. Nothing was bad in this beer, but everything was kind of rough. This is my 4700th rating, congrats to me, and if I’ve learned anything in the countless hours I’ve wasted on ratebeer it’s that I’m not very good at learning how to be productive.
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap) Pour is dar with very dark tan head, Nose is roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, licorice.. Taste is bold, bitter sweetness, with oatmeal, chocolate malts, grains, roast..Palate is creamy and bold.