Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Thick head. Has a sweet character, a slightly burnt and with a weird fruitiness. It’s simple, a bit flabby, tarry and with just a touch of booze late.
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, hay, toasted malt, and brown sugar. Dark black, with a 2 cm frothy head that reduces to 1/2 cm fairly quickly. Taste is blackberry, chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt.
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate, roast malts and some cocoa. Jet black with a rich creamy brown head. Molasses, bittersweet chocolate and a silky roast finish. Nice.
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"nice full feel. a little weird sweetness in the flavor and quite complex...good mix of hops, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, molasses. a little rough around the edges, but nice. would do well with age, or barreling. on tap, their best, but lacking for the style."
gam (3737) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large tan head dark pour aromas smooth coffee dark fruit liquorice dark chocolate the flavours liquorice rich coffee medium bitter dried fruit ash red wine note not strong tastes but are prevalent well mixed malt and hop flavours more like a Christmas ale in taste in intensity the finish best tastes malt sweetness lasting bitter fruit taste okay imperial
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, dark brown color, with a thick bubbly tan head, with a mild mocha, chocolate, chocolate cake dough, brownie nose, with some light cappuccino, chocolate pudding, mild chocolate baking bar notes, and some light roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, chocolate praline, chocolate pie, chocolate chip cookie dough accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, nice dark bitter chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, fruity yeasty, mocha, cappuccino, faint spicy licorice, brownie, burnt fruitcake character, with some soft chocolate liquor, faint roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, subtle black coffee flavours, leading towards a warming smooth, chocolate cake dough, chocolate praline, burnt fruitcake, black coffee, brownie, faint dark bitter chocolate baking bar, lingering mochaish, roasted bitterness finish.
fluffy (2024) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
shared at a tasting. pretty decent stout, definitely better than i thought it was going to be.
Furseth (2031) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Black colour, Brown big head. Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate , spicy, fruity, cacaobeens, Flavor had a smouth, coffee, dark choclate, raisins mouth feeling ,medium body, and a long dry coffee/dark choclate finish. Well done!
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014. During "big bottle share Saturday".
Black color, some dark brown hints. Dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, alcohol, grainy scent. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, roasted, chocolate taste. Cocoa, roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to fizzy, still mellow, mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness.
jrodooo5 (1342) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Velvet indeed! Not the prettiest of pours but the aroma is delicious! No head to speak of but the roasted & boozy aroma is a delight! Taste is licorice, coffee, & booze. Easy on the palate & makes u want more & more!