bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very deep brown with dense milk coffee colloured head. Nice fine lacing as the head slowly feely away. Aromas of roasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate dominate support by roasted grains, milk coffee and some earthy hops. Feint hint of sourness from the grains I suspect to wrap everything together. Brilliant. Flavours dont disappoint either. Flavours show lots of bittersweet chocolate, milk coffee, roasted grains and spice. Full oily silky smooth mouthfeel. Brilliant beer
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a fluffy, brown head. Big roasty, dark chocolate malty, a touch nutty, light espresso aroma. Exquisite nose. Huge, burnt, roasty, chocolate malty, a touch smoky, cocoa, mild coffee flavor. One of my new favorites from these guys. Very nice beer.
Doodler (311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle shared with buds over the holidays. Poured into a snifter a deep chocolate with a thick creamy head. Nose is roasted malts,licorice, cocoa and hints of coffee. Taste is caramel and malts. Has some sweet chocolate and dark fruits on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice.
Prokroustis (668) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch dark black body with a small brown head. Strong aroma of bitter coffee and licorice. Full body, little carbonation. Strong coffee and black chocolate in the flavour with some smoke and vanilla as well. Excellent.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL. Pours a clear sepia to deep cola with a towering, thick, beige head. Tight bubbled retention. 360 sheety to webby lace. Nose is rich hazelnut, amaretto, toasted nuts, spicy dark chocolate, spicy resinous hops. Taste up front is a bit funky moving to rich roast and heavy semisweet chocolate and spicy soaked black cherries. Hugely silky palate. Wow- ultra thick for style. Very enjoyable. A wavers1 beer for sure! Reminds me a lot of Amager Imperial Stout aesthetics wise. I actually went out and bought this after reading drowland’s rating and boy am I glad I did. Thanks Dr. Owland!
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours black with a thick tan head and a treacle aroma. There is an intense chocolate and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. Nose/taste of heavily roasted barley, roast chocolate malt, lightly smoked black malt, vanilla and roasted coffee. Medium body.
rbrazell (1404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small khaki head. Coffee, chocolate and a lot of deep roasted malts, maybe a hint of smoke in the aroma. Very rich flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthiness and sweet cream. Medium bodied that gives way to a bitter finish.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/1/12. 500mL bottle. Black pour with a nice, thick tan head that cuts in half but sticks and laces everywhere. Rich aroma of bold, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and just a hint of sourness. Really tasty flavor that includes rich dark chocolates, milk chocolate, cream, grains, burnt caramel, and more. Yuuuuummmm. Luxurious smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottle shared with my brother on NYE
Pours almost black, tanned head. Smells of caramel, toffee, some coffee and roasted malts. Malty body good sweetness, also some liqorice. Dry mouthfeel that leads on to a nice bitter finish