ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 12/25/2012. 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark red color with nice opacity. The head is a huge, foaming three finger khaki color that descends to one finger after a while. Plenty of lacing is left behind, as well.
S: Big, massive, hugely sweet chocolate. Some dark fruits, as well. Actually, come to think about it, there’s a minor whiff of sour cherries - infection, perhaps? We shall see. I still enjoy the aroma greatly, but that foamy head should have been a giveaway.
T: The flavor takes on more of a roasted barley and coffee bean tone, especially at first, while waves of chocolaty sweet and - unfortunately - tart cherries seemingly via an onsetting infection. After a while, the tartness takes center stage. Some herbal hop flavors also try to pop up in the finish, as well. So what we have here is a lightly soured stout, and it kind of works. Not perfectly by any means, but there’s enough sweetness here to keep it in check.
M: Quite light in its loafers with wimpy carbonation. There’s actually an esophageal burn and a bit of stomach turning which completely tanks the mouthfeel score for me. On the palate proper, it’s not particularly dry, but nicely bittersweet’n’sour; whatever the blue hell that’s supposed to mean.
O: Infected - it just has to be. But thank Odin it’s a minor infection that actually gives it a pleasant twist, instead of twisting my mouth sideways and dissolving my tongue. This clearly isn’t the final product as it’s intended to be - thankfully I have a penchant for a good Flemish-style ale along side my stout tooth, so I still think it’s quite okay.
If you’re bottle has "123881841" on it, just be wary.
waolsen (1373) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with thin tan head. Sweet aroma. Smooth stout. Rich malts, Choco w sweet finish. Easy drinking and well balanced stout
Bozo_skeleton (824) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bien noire, petit collet persistant et belle dentelle.
Arome torreffie de cafe, de caramel et de cherry.
Corps bien rond et massif, légèrement sirupeux sur la finale. Belle longueur sur le café et le cherry.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, courtesy of jaghana. Deep black, with a small beige head. Intenive yraomas of dark chocolate and coffee. Smooth and velvety on the palate, loads of chocolate and coffee, not too sweet, not too dry. Perfectly balanced and so, so smooth and drinkable. Superb stuff!
scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a large and leggy tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee malts and molasses. Taste follows suit with notes of chocolate, some hops and a touch of booze. This one was a surprise - a very rich and satisfying English stout.
Braastad (444) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Aroma is roasted, coffee.
flavor has liquorice, coffee. Salty and bitter.
Myonlyvice (74) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can bought in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Very dark brown with a big light brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate as well as molasses. Balanced taste but lacks complexity. A bit thin mouthfeel
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CptMoistBeard (1) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted coffee smells, sweet malt with lite bitter finish. Enjoyable 8% alcohol.
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Big, sugary, sweet molasses body. Captures the style well enough, but sort of on the cheaper end of the spectrum with the ingredients. Foamy beige head on top of an opaque brown-black body. Definitely the best beer made in that area of the world that I’ve had. Classic world beer.
SeniorZozo (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Aroma: roasted, molasses, dried apples. Good roasted malt taste with porto and coffee.