biggirlpanties (127) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[place holder rating- notes backlog] Tried back to back with Nogne O Imperial Stout. This is so much creamier, richer, dark chocolate laden with no harshness or sting. Wildly full palate. One of the best LA/Port beers for sure and zero hype. Let’s keep it that way.
harrymel (611) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with excessive mocha head and residual spotty lace. Smells of oats, hops, coffee and cocoa. A bit resiny for my tastes, reminds me of young 10/50. Chocolate, leather and tobacco come into the flavor profile and ride across the cavity. Nice earthy aftertaste. Medium on thin bodied for the style with hi carb and an off dry finish. Overall nice beer, needs tweaks in the mouthfeel department, but that’s par for the coarse there in San Marcos.
Serving type: bottle
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours black with no real head. Smells and tastes coffee, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice with a similar finish.
Claves77 (126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark chocolate with beige head. Great, deep stout color. Malty with slight chocolate-ness. Full body, alcohol back of mouth feel. Even across tongue.
SlackerMads (856) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a medium sized diminishing dark brown head. Good lacing. Heavy coffee, chalk, burnt malt, chalk. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet with little bitterness. Fine, but the rating seems a bit high.
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From backlog. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice and wood. Flavour is roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and medium bitter.
Vestergaard (149) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours good old black with the good old dark brown head. Aroma is pretty burned with chocolate and soy. Taste is sweet and with nice licorice, but it is still dry in a wooden way. Quite carbonated.
Prokroustis (664) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, murky brown body with a medium, quickly diminishing brown head. Very dense, quite bitter aroma of roasted coffee, wood, mint, some vanilla, dark chocolate. Incredibly smooth, velvet like palate. Excellent, exquisitely balanced flavour with dark chocolate, hazelnuts, thyme honey. An extraordinary beer.
jdb288 (141) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and dark. Dark fruit flavor combined with malt, subtle hops. Smooth but lasting alcohol burn at the finish.
AndySnow (1778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, chocolate.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol.
ABS (343) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Pours dark, dark brown, brown head. Bitter, some sweetness. Coffee, alcohol, dark fruit, malt aroma. A bit to bitter and a bit too much alcohol to be awesome, but good!