JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2009
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle into snifter.
Pours viscous, opaque black, with no real head at all.
Nose is roasty, big cocoa, with a sweetly vinous quality that comes through as rich sweet dark fruits and some alcohol, bit of tar. Bit nutty even. This is not your run of the mill RIS nose. But good - intriguing.
Taste is big and sweet - vinous, sour even. I think this one is a bit off. Nonethless, you still get a peek at the beer underneath - rich, some cocoa and espresso peeking through. But the odd lactic sourness - well, that doesn’t seem like it’s supposed to be there. Lots of berry flavors. Finish is vinous, bitter, lots of sickly sweet dark berry, sour.
Mouthfeel is thick and viscous. This one’s like oil sliding down. Could have used a notch more carbonation, but the huge body makes it just fine as it is - if only it tasted right.
Drinkability I can’t even comment on. I finished maybe half of the 375 ml bottle.
veceo (841) - CROATIA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy very dark brown color, average sized brownish head. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is very boozy, warming, slightly acidic, coffee, chocolate, hops and some fruitiness. Full body, lively carbonation. Very intense and long finish. Good, not great.
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alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle, vint. 2012. Gloomy black with good tan foam. Powerfull aroma: aged strong wine, alcohol, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, flowers and old wood. Strong and very warming taste: vintage port, sour cherry, coffee with chocolate and vanilla, cognac, oxidation, wood. Really great old stout! For New Horizons!
Bebum (496) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full body, moderately intense flavor, hot and smooth mouthfeel, avg length.
Sweet, good acidity, little bitterness.
Fruity, uva de cavalo flavor, dried cherry.
Pleasant but not exciting.
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Sureshpa (330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, malt, light booze, hint of liquorice Appearance: Dark brown, black, red glow, beige head, thick big bubble frothy foam, full lace Taste: Coffee, bit sweet (wel balance), chocolate, light hint of booze, soy sauce, light dry light sweet finish, nice balance
azzie (458) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.375 from Hoppiness in Koper. Thick dark liquid with small unsteady tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Slightly roasted aroma, lance leaf syrup, wood. Very sweet and alcoholy. Spicy and hot with cocoa in the end. Long finish. Very nice finish.
Tonkun (1157) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a big mocha head. Caramel, coffee, roast, cocoa, black cherries. Big bitter sweet body. High in acidity but balances well with the hint of sweetness and carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. Very complex during the finish
biirusaikou (1263) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Craftsman. Pitch black body. Rich dark malt, coffee beans, cocoa, strong smokey notes, herbal hops, traces of alcohol, roasty finish. Quite a slow sipper, interesting and complex, would like to try some of the barrel-aged versions.
nordic (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Shared with friends on A’s birthday.
Black color. Rich aroma. Complex taste: much coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and more. Well balanced. Very good.
mikkvoika (156) - ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,375l. Pours deep dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma sweet, coffee, caramel, roasted malts, alcohol. Taste berries, chocolate, alcohol. full body.
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. pours dark brown with brownish head, stays. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, berries, coffee, roasted malts, slight alcohol,. Taste is medium sweet, some bitterness, caramel, butterscotch, lot of berries. Full body. Sweet finish. Good beer.