IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Alaska trip- Tar black w/ light brown head, slightly burned toast, treacle, caramel, baking cocoa, good bitter end and follow, good stuff!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with friends. A very dark and dry stout but still has a lot of flavor and character. Lots of burnt chocolate flavor, with very subtle vanilla coffee notes. One of the better dry stouts I’ve tried.
robforbes (2034) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a jet black with a medium size brown head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, a bit of coffee, and malts.
taste is tangy, double chocolate, a bit toasty, malts, and hops come out in the back. ends dry and just a little bitter.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle bought at Bier 30. Pours a totally dark color with a medium thick creamy brown head. A sweet nose of roast, cocoa and metal. The flavor is great: sweet cocoa, caramel, big roasted malts, oats, dusty and dry. A nice thick palate. Damn good.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Thanks to blutt59) Nose is chocolate, nutty, light vanilla, spice, earthy, coffee, toffee..Taste is chewy light malts, caramel, toffee, chocolate coffee, light bitterness..Palate is nutty, with light sweetness
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at bier thirty, thanks to Doug for sharing this one. Pours dark black, notes of chocolate, tobacco, roasted malts. This is a solid stout.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. deep black pour with a cream head. nose is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and bitter. chewy on the palate, chocolate, bitter sweet, and coffee.
Marsiblursi (2977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds chocolate, dark caramel and bark bread up front with undertones of earth, bread dough, dark berries, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar and a whisper of smoke and dark berries. Almost milky on the nose. The flavor is light sweet to dry, light to medium bitter and light to medium acidic with notes of cocoa, coffee, nuts, dark caramel, brown sugar, milk, touch of Christmas spices, earthy hops and a touch of berries. The mouthfeel is round, soft and tart with a light to medium carbonation. Sour roasted and earthy hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (2277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy brownish gray head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, coffee, wood, liquorice root, dark bread, vanilla, wet soil, dark chocolate and hints of alcohol and black pepper. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter with heavily roasted malts, dark roast coffee, wet soil, resinous wood, bitter chocolate, pine, minerals, grass, grapefruit zest, earthy tobacco and liquorice root. Mouthfeel is smooth, tiny oily bitter, slightly watery and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with cocoa powder, roasted malts, slightly burnt coffee, resinous wood, orange peal and hints of pine and tobacco. Easy to drink and very tasty!
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to someone for sharing at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt in it. The flavor is very similar. I once again get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt, but those notes are complimented by a hint of cream. The beer is very dry overall. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.