hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Dark brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is a luxuriant fusion of dark chocolate crème, vanilla and coconut. Full-bodied and velvety with tingly carbonation. The flavor and finish are boozy swirls of dark chocolate, sourmash whiskey and coconut. Leaves a comfortable warming sensation in both my throat and chest. Another world class Jester King treatment generously supplied by Rosebud butternuts!
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, softish, fine carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malts. Little dark malt cream. Minor dark fruits. Chilli itch in the background. Mild whisky on the back end. Smooth finish with a chilli linger, not too strong. Flavoursome!
Scopey (11346) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours black with a thick tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, light tang, marshmallow, toasted coconut, molasses, rocky road and fudge. The taste is bitter, alcohol sting, upfront bourbon, roasted malt, wood, liquorice, chilli spice, earth, some acidity, and coffee with a warming, spicy finish. Fullish body, prickly carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Not as much depth as I had hoped, but not bad anyhow.
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. aroam was of coffee and whiskey and light vegetal notes. Flaovr was similar, a bit abrasive and black patenty. Decent, but not not great.
Art (2846) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting during DLD. Pours a dark brown black. Taste is sweet and has a nice heat kick to it. A bit on the thin side though.
TXBadger (2347) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black, oil like color, with a nice viscosity. Coffee, whiskey, and chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Ends with less heat than the Weasel Rodeo. A complex beer, with the alcohol well hidden.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, with coffee and chili peppers, from Mikkeller Webshop, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
sunevdj (3730) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 7 Eclipse Tasting. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Smells of små grå. Sweet and hot. Aromas of chili and hints of salty licorice. Also some aromas of dark chocolate. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry peppery finish.
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a large creamy dark brown head. Coffee, earthy, cocoa, oak, light chilli bite. Full body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium/heavy sweet and bitter, light acidity. Full and lots of impressions.
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Cheers, Eric! Pours a deep motor oil color with a tan head. Nose is roast, big kopi, coffee, earth, some light peat character, dark chocolate, earthy peppers, some light oak, vanilla, and more earth. Flavor is wonderfully complex like only a stout can be: earth, peat, moves to whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate, cocoa, kopi, coffee, black coffee, chocolate bar, then finishing somewhat dry with earthy peppers and light heat on the back end. Medium in body and really a beautiful blend of these flavors; lingering earthy peppers and slight peat into the finish.