humlelala (1070) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl bottle from supermarket; BBD: March 1st 2014) Pours pitch black with rich toffee head. Good lace and retention. Aroma is herbally hoppy with faint notes of coffee. Creamy texture, full bodied, medium carbonation with a long, bitter finish. Taste is very bitter with some burnt notes. Leaves the sensation of the tongue getting burnt by an electric shock.
jgb9348 (4961) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep pitch black coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying light brown head. Aroma of pungent roasted malt, coffee, raisins, caramel and a ton of hops - crazy smells for the style. Medium-bodied; Pungent fresh hops with grapefruit and pine showing with a lot of roasted malt and coffee with a lot of caramel and coffee notes showing through. Aftertaste has a lot of roasted malt and some pungent tobacco and earthy notes and the everpresent hop characters. Overall, a nice and strong stout with a ton of hops makes it a very nice beer with a lot of complexity and flavour. I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 27-November-2011 for US$12.95 sampled at home in Washington on 12-January-2012 for my beer #3333.
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bursting with roasted malt and fresh hop. Also notes of coffee, ash, and faint burnt brown sugar. Smells a lot like very fresh Night Stalker. Flavor is a bit different. Loads of coffee up front with roasted malt and fresh resinous hops more of a background. Solid for sure. The coffee is clean; not burnt. Nice.
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. Nice tan head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, roast malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Nice bitter finish.
finol (2320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy nice beer geek breakfast, but the hops gets a bit to much and bitter in the long run.
punkska101 (1119) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from pearl street bev, vt shared with seb A: initially roasty/ coffee then caramel with some piney / citrusy note from the hops. It’s more on the malt than hops. App: pitch black with lasting beige head. T/P: body is full finish being bitter and long. Carbonation is average. O: Excellent love the malts on that one really classy and sexy. Nice find will like to have again.
Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Oatmeal stout. It has the characteristics of a good Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) due to its introduction of slight hops to the dark brown/black smooth roasted body
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Date: May 05, 2011
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: big roasted and coffee aroma, dark chocolate, grassy floral hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of coffee, bitter dark chocolate, huge hop presence, lingering hop and roast bitterness, bitterness just gets too overwhelming
Date: February 06, 2012
coffee and dark chocolate with a good dose of citrus, still the big bitter roast bite,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma has a tinge of coffee. This beer pours a deep/dark color with minimal head retention and some visible lacing. Thin on the palate, very drinkable and very present hop character for a stout. Nice beer!
italianjohn (2432) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour thin nice layer of tan head very light sticky lacing .... aroma of piney hops and fresh roasted coffee split right down the middle oily citrusy hops .... taste is of bitter roasted coffee and citrusy hop oils a little piney .... very bitter long linger roasted flavors follow and a hoppy bite ..... mouthfeel is very oily and roasted .... abv hidden well