Ed5388 (2366) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Poured a pure black color with a thin creamy cocoa colored head. Aroma of dark chocolates, light roasted coffee, caramel, and some herbal notes. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, nutshells, caramel, and burnt toast. Didn't know what to expect from an Israeli shelf turd, but was a pretty solid beer.
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle shared by Ed. Ed said he had to blow Santa just to get him to leave this, Santa is his cat..meOWWWWW. Well since I didn’t blow any cats I can rate this with a clear conscience. Poured a medium density pitch black with a smaller begie foamy head. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate, wet burnt toast, soy sauce, dark alcohol dipped cherries, sweet flaovred tobacco. Medium body with lighter carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor is sweet with some dark fruit skins and bad chocolate, burnt malts, burnt toast. a touch of milk also. Solid beer
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from a ~33cl brown bottle at May 5th bar in Jerusalem. pours an opaque black color with a tan head. coffee aromas and flavors. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel. nice dark malts flavors dominate flavor profile. slightly dry finish. Nice creamy stout. Note: bottle lable dos not say "handcrafted" as does image on this page. Freahness date on nottle reads 2014.
teddybeer (2421) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Thanks to tomer]. Bottle. Black colour with a foamy beige head with good duration. Aroma has notes of roasted notes, light cocoa, and coffee. Flavor is roasty, some licorice and coffee beans notes, slightly wood and ashes. The final is mild bittery with strong coffee and roasty presence on palate.
njnut (299) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into pint glass from bottle. Pours a wonderful black. Small dark tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma was of roasted malt, basement. I did not get the coffee others picked up. I also saw a lower co2 than others. Bottom of bottle was thick in yeast. A bitter taste, medium. I picked up roasted malt, oats, with a long coffee, alcohol finish. Body was full, texture was oily. Nice very suprising and enjoyable. Good effort.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Sharp roasted malt, char - some burnt coffee, and cocoa powder.
Ap: Dark brown, opaque - small mocha head with medium-low retention - leaves a thing ring of foam with a film of bubbles.
T: Lots of charcoal and burnt coffee up front, and semi-sweet - medium-high bitterness with a herbal note - cocoa powder and coffee on the finish.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Tasty dry Irish stout - very true to style, bold and sharply roasty without becoming acrid, and a firm bitterness.
mcberko (7808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of oats, light roast, and a touch of cocoa. Flavour brings out oats, metallic notes, and light roast. Quite full-flavoured, if not a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Solid stuff.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Poured a dark brown almost black. Whisp of head. Smell of coffee, toasted nuts and chocolate. Flavor was toasted almond, chocolate and accents of espresso. Mouthfeel was smooth and incredibly.dry. felt like a paper towel was stuck to my tongue.
Overall pretty decent
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Canal’s EHT. Pours out black with a small tan head and a solid amount of carbonation. Aroma is of deep roasty malts, lots of chocolate, light earthy coffee. Taste is dry cocoa powder, roasty/toasted malts, coffee grounds, chocolate and some light drying bitterness on the back. Solid
gyllenbock (5229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, thanks Eddan.
Black with a small browniish head. Thin and vapid with some light roasted malt, chocolate and syrup. Nothing to write home about.