AndyReynolds (916) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a rich black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is strong with coffee and hops. Notes of citrus, dark chocolate, maybe some lactose??, and some vanilla. Complex. Palate is very smooth, considering the level of hops I got in the aroma. Flavor is a little bitter, bringing out some oatmeal. Surprisingly awesome.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En botella,muy buena pinta,de las que pesan!Aromas a cafe torrefacto,pan tostado casi quemado,lúpulo,elegante,con muy buena retención grandes encajes y presencia de lúpulo.me hizo el tiempo de espera mucho mas liviano.Gracias!!
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bigmmartin, huge thanks for sending this one my way. Pours black with a thin tan head and some spotty lacing in the glass, aroma has all kinds of things going on, there’s chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and touches of pine, the flavor has a nice roasty backbone with some chocolate and a pine and hop finish, interesting brew.
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours black with a large tan, creamy head that leaves an excellent lacing on the glass. Complex aroma of roasted malts, coffee, grapefruit and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter coffee, dark cocolate, dark fruits, pine and grapefruit. Full bodied, oily texture and flat carbonation.Chocking bitter finish but not if you like a hoppy, malt bitter beer. An excellent brew indeed.
beerbill (3536) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours black with a rich, dense, bubbly brown head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, coffee and pine. Its an interesting combination. The flavor is more concentrated on the roasted malt, which is a fairly strong roast and features a bit of char, a lesser amount of coffee, followed by some pine. Dries out considerably at the finish accompanied by some strong bitterness that is both hops and roast. Good stuff!
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, California, served in a snifter. Pours black with a moderate tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves lots of fine lace. The nose starts with moderate pine and resin, and progresses to coffee, dark chocolate, and earth. The flavour is a blend of dry, roasty malts with coffee and dark chocolate, resin and pine, earth and citrus. The finish is long and hoppy with citrus and pine. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very tasty stout with a huge hop aroma and bitterness. It has much in common with a black IPA, but is perhaps a little more full in body. Very tasty. 2011-08-18
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml courtesy of meilby. Pours almost totally black, with dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus, pine, bit of chocolate. Taste is medium bitter, light salty, light sweet. Full body, oily, average carbonation. 20110421
Macegan75 (707) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s, glad I found it when I moved all my beer for Hurricane Irene. Pours a very dark brown to black. With some lacing and head. Nose is full of fruity ketone’s with the Mikkeller yeast. more like a brown ale with coffee. First sip is toasted brown malt and coffee. Finish is solid like almost all Mikkeller beers.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a solid cloudy black with a tan head. Aroma of wood, light smoke, earth, roasted malts, espresso, hops. Flavour of bitter, burnt wood, smoky, hops. Quite earthy, very dark roasted coffee, raw chocolate, very dark flavours. Unusual mixture of hops with regular stout characteristics, but they compliment each other nicely. Harsh on the palate, but interesting.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a medium, lingering light brown head. Aroma is loaded with hops, with dense woody and roasted notes. Flavour is intensely roasted and uncompromisingly hoppy, but in total balance, with undertones of coffee and oatmeal. Silky, smooth palate, with a highly roasted and intensely hoppy finish. The hop bitterness is quite astringent after a while, detracting from the other flavours present. Excellent, however.