kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at Dean’s birthday tasting thanks to Zer0. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roast, licorice, smoke. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a violet glow and i’m guessing, a massive head - but given that the entire can bubbled out and exploded, I’m left with the remnants. Aroma of smoke, tons of roasted malt, a vanilla bomb and a bit of black pepper. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive vanilla and grassy characteristic with a little sour note from yeast, a good dose of chocolate and some light burn at the end and hints of smoke. Aftertaste nice and complex, but showing less malt than I expected. Overall, probably would have been a nice beer - but given the explosion, a little less than stellar. I sampled this twelve ounce can, purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (Peal), Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$2.99, held in a complete constant temperature (70degF) in dark (didn’t matter, it was in a can) location for the less than 3 months that this lasted, until it exploded the entire top off the can and the bottom puffed out big - crazy, I’ve only seen this happen to bottles. Sampled at home in Washington on 07-July-2013.
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a frothy brown head atop an opaque body. Nose of rich chocolate and water coffee. Something fruity, cocoa and chili in the finish. Can. Purchased at Liquor Plus University Heights for around $4.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Poured a dark black color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolates, dark malts, touch of dried fruits, pepper notes, cinnamon and a little cocoa. Flavor is roasted notes, malts, touch of light pepper heat in there, with cinnamon and a long lasting chocolate notes. Not nearly as enjoyable as I had hoped, but okay.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can picked up at Wilburs in CO
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and spices. Taste is roasty, grainy, dark chocolate, peppers, dry finish
A nice stout.
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a good but soon disappearing light brown head. The aroma is mildly roasted, and the flavour has some bitterness and a smooth roasted nature. Overall a good but basic stout like beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JohnnyJ (4218) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark reddish black pour, with a light tannish head and some weird sludge at the bottom. Chocolate, notes of dark fruit, roast, and anise. The chipotle and cinnamon are very light, barely noticeable. Ok
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ The BeerMongers... Poured thick black with an easy forming, light brown head. This gave off a tin can, metallic tasted in both the nose and initial flavor. Some of the most metallic I have ever experienced out of a can. As it warmed this faded, thankfully. Mostly chocolate in here. Even a hint of cinnamon. The chipotle seemed absent, maybe added some smoked notes, but hardly any spice or flavoring. The Belgian yeast also didn’t affect the flavor much, perhaps just gave it a thinner body, which allowed the roast and dark chocolate notes to dominate.
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dean’s Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a glass hugging tan head. The aroma is creamy malt leading to a medium bitter flavour with some liqourice alcohol and citrus fruit on the watery but refreshing palate.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a thin kahki head. Nose is a bit spicy and chocolaty--not spicy like heat, but like earthy cinnamon and herbal tones, with some raw cocao nibbs and a bit of roast. The flavor is a bit light but the body is mostly full, good roasted barley tones with a mild chocolaty sweetness, ending with a touch of earthy notes and some cinnamon. Not too keen on it overall, it’s chocolaty but earthy-bitter.