KyotoLefty (7173) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Drank fresh and backlogged. Pitch black with almost no head.
Roasted malt aroma, a bit sweet, coffee and chocolate. A well roasted, sweet stout flavor. Not overly sweet, very burnt malt flavor with coffee and chocolate. A long-lasting roasted malt finish. Very well balanced. A sweet stout type, but not too sweet. Creamy and slightly milky. Very good. Not especially wintery, but great.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2007. Pours thick black with caramel colored head, aroma is chocolatey with a bit of sugar sweet. Taste is creamy still with nice chocolate notes that end sweet with a bit of bitter. Good oatmeal stout, especially aged to smooth out the flavors!
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source:12 oz bottle purchased in Oak Ridge.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a one finger brown head.
Aroma:Sweet malt with a hint of sourness. Mild notes of chocolate.
Flavor:Soy sauce and sweet malt, with a bitter chocolate finish.
Palate:Medium body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Soy made this one not very enjoyable.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer witih a brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, wood, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and soy sauce, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–shared by gunhaver, pours a light tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit. Taste is daek malt-roasty/ashy, dark fruit, some acidic hops. Nice.
sebletitje (7211) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of gunhaver.
pours black, tan head with nice golden lacing.
Taste of roasted malts and caramel, coffee with light bitter chocolate finish and warming mouthfeel.
That was some amazing beer, not overly complex but highly drinkable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from oak tree. Pours a black body with a tan 1 finger head. Sweet malt, oats, light coffee roastiness, and sweet chocolate. Good brew.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor with hard roasted malt, caramel, coffee, wood and dark bitter chocolate. Low carbonation. Ends bitter.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2 yrs old. Pours with a decent head that disappears. This is surprisingly good after these years, retaining a rich, dry, lustery character, full of coffee and oatmeal and a touch of sweetness. A little oxidation has set in but a light sherry character weds everything rather well. A touch of brine and a light coffee finishes makes this an easy drinker. Excellent.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, wood. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. (130608)