Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woo hoo looking forward to this one. Thanks Dave.
The beer appears near black with a half inch of head the color of wet sand on the beach. Aromas include dark chocolate, a large malt bill, Danish roast. Super malty and thick with a healthy roasted malt presence, followed by bitter chocolates and a touch of warming heat in the finish. Cognac George is one of my favorite stouts, and while this beer lacks that amazing complexity, it’s still damn good.
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle). Wonderfully pleasant and rich aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit, barrel aging and brown sugar. The taste is great with flavors of chocolate, fruit, roasted malt and oaked vanilla notes. Warming alcohol in the finish, but maybe a bit too intrusive. An impressive beer!
77ships (3801) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Hopduvel. Very oily pitch-black with only a small mocha film for head. Nose is very thick roasted coffee, molasses, lots of bitter coffee, molasses, substantial roast, black liquorish. Taste is lots of coffee liquor, strong roast, black liquorish, quite roasted, coffee beans, very warming, lingering bitter roast aftertaste. Thick coffee liquor feel to it. Not as stellar as the BA versions and probably more roasted than I prefer my RIS, very outstanding & different never the less. Makes me think a bit of Mikkeller Black with some age on it but this is a far balanced & superior version of that one.
Lon3_Wolf84 (3) - JAPAN - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely and dark, Chocolatey, Rich with a whole bunch of coffee. Quite Hoppy as well, Pretty God Damn delicious.
martin00sr (646) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black with small brown head. Aroma has licorice, brown sugar, alcohol in my nose. Thick, thick flavour of more licorice with great hop bite. Lingering, bitter burn. Niiice...
Bamsen78 (3142) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, chocolate, and coffee, complemented by touches of fruit and pronounced roasty notes. Lingering roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Rich body and creamy mouthfeel. Really good.
nimbleprop (4881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Partisan DC. Pours a complete black, thick, with some tight, creamy, brown head. Nose has a nice mix of malt sweetness, some licorice, burnt brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruit there too, raisin, black pepper. Flavors are the same, a bit of umami in there, raisins, dried blueberry, malt, licorice, toast, brown sugar. Full bodied, but dry and drinkable.
fellebag (809) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Pours black with a dark brown disappearing head. Opaque. Heavy body. Aroma is port, earth, prune and heavy roasted chocolate malt. Taste is meat balls, pure cocoa, coffee, cabbage, cherries.
Bosbouw (1258) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruingoude kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade, gebrande mouten, bitter en iets vanille. Smaakt vol, koffie, gebrand, chocolade. Giede alchol namsaak, iets bitter. Lekkere dikke strucuur.
martjoobolut (731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33L bottle, BB 30.10.2023. Pours black with brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, licorice, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, fruity notes, licorice, and alcohol. Finish is dark chocolate bitterness with some alcohol burn. Overall: great stout.