yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small white head. Aroma is dark roasted and breadish malty. Lingering roasted and dark malty flavoured. Light sweet and dark roasted note. Dark roasted and mild acidic note into the finish.
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, nuts, and a bit of wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Clear reddish brown head and a small beige head. Sweet hard roasted malt in the nose. Medium body, very hard roasted malt, some vanilla and licorice. Extremely malt bitter finish - not really pleasant. 080210
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, roasted marshmallow, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, caramel, and some lightly burnt grain.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, earthy, some burnt, light bittersweet/milk chocolate. Smooth medium-full body, light acidity.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is rich dark malt-molasses/chocolate, secondary earthy hops. Taste is rich dark malt-molasses/chocolate/ashy/burnt, secondary earthy hops.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Fade to Black
Date: December 13, 2009
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: black, fine beige head, solid lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, big black chocolate bitterness
Name: Fade to Black
Date: December 27, 2009
Source: taco mac prado
Words: 2.9 to
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma is balanced by a touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: more caramel sweetness in the flavor offers more balance
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours black with a small tan head. Aromas of sweet toasted malt and perhaps a touch of coffee. Full bodied with striking carbonation. Flavor is smooth burnt malt with a touch vanilla and some chocolate. Arguably coffee in the finish. It does end mildly astringent and a very little bitter. Pretty enjoyable.
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is just about black with a short lived mocha head that starts off at about one finger in height.
S: Lots of roasted malts on the nose with a nice coffee aroma to it as well. Seemingly not as dry and acidic as a lot of export stouts can be. A slight char is present along with some bitter dark chocolate.
T: The roast is the dominant flavor and there’s some slightly acidic coffee tones to go with it. Not as much in terms of chocolate but there is a good toffee character. A solid bitterness that lasts to the finish.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Not always my favorite style, but this was a pretty good example of it. Definitely higher in alcohol than I was initially anticipating, but it does not really show itself.
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark brown with a firm, tan head. Nose is roasted malts. Flavor is keen on the malts with some spice presence. Full-bodied and satisfying. More mild roastiness on the finish. Really good. More complex than a typical dry Irish stout without going over the top. One could certainly drink a few of these end over end.