samzim (248) - Ontario, - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent of chocolate, wine, and dried fruit. Deep, dark ruby colour. Flavour of dark chocolate, red wine, cranberry, and coffee. Heavy body with low carbonation. A delicious sipping beer.
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle couleur noir au reflets rougeatres avec un col beige résistant. Aromes de fruits rouges,chocolat,torréfactions, légèrement acide... Correct...
Countbeer (4747) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chiuffe glass:
Medium sized creamy beige head.
Deep dark ruby.
Aromas of roast, chocolate, raisin, mocha, some red fruit...
Flavours of malts, caramel, light roast tone, some raisin, some soy, cranberries, hint of raspberry...
Aftertaste is malty, red fruit, wood, toast and bitters...
Low carbo, lightly thicker than water and a more than medium bodied.
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with red highlights. Tan head that leaves a thin cap of lace. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, sour berries and toffee. Much the same in the flavour profile. The cranberry doesn’t come through until late and follows into the finish. Good, interesting stuff but seems to fall outside the stout category in my mind.
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of dry roast, alcohol, berries and orange peel.Palate of chocolate, mocha and light roast.Medium bitterness in finish. Too thin
anders37 (17587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a slightly hazy brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and cranberry flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
ljthiessen (516) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, not much head. Cocoa and cranberry in the nose. Flavour is fairly sweet, some cranberry and cherry, chocolate, cocoa. Thinner and sweeter than I remember from the 2013 release, a touch cloying and not very full-bodied for the ABV. Would be more impressive if it were a 5% stout, but as it is... Nice flavour, but not incredible.
Martinus (3062) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown black colour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, red berries, cranberry, candy, biscuit. Sweet flavour, chocolate, milk. Sweet finish, milk chocolate.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT IX. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)
gregorymconway (141) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown black body. Very minimal tan head. Earthy qualities on the nose, floral notes, vanilla, fig, old orange zest, chocolate, not getting much fruit. Some dark fruit, if anything similar to that you’d notice in a quad on the nose. The cranberry quality is presented in a very minimal tartness. Alcohol is predominant in the finish. Lower percieved bitterness than expected, but still some lingering bitterness on the finish.
MunBro (534) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice stout, very heavy on the chocolate and cranberry flavours. A bit lacking in richness and roasted malt flavours but decent overall.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2014. Deep brownish amber colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some sour wood, liquorice, vanilla and some earthiness. Flavour is very similar, but has more of ripe fruits, plum and some berryish notes to it.