bhensonb (13518) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Very dark brown color (some garnet) with a fine, high beige head. Aromas of dark roast malt and chocolate? Also dark stone fruit. Medium plus body with near creamy carbonation. A mild ale partaking of some aspects of stout and porter - like I think I taste coffee. There’s a touch of wood. Finishes towards astringent, with very decent bitter to counteract the malt. Wood seems to bite a bit as time goes on.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A triumph. A masterpiece of oaky stout. Wonderfully smooth and creamy stout. Perhaps a bit thin tasting, like an english style, just a masterpiece.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice deep ruby color with a fairly thin off-white head. Aroma was alcohol and caramel, with some malt undertones. Flavor was surprisingly mild. This was a very easy drinker, but the flavor profile was a bit limited.
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a slight haze under a beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruit, and caramel, and so is the flavor.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma is sweet, with hints of chocolate. Pours almost black with a very thin brown head. Flavor is fairly complex, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and subtle undertones of oak. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish, but not in a negative way. There was also a slight metallic taste in the finish that made the experience a bit dissapointing.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a dark mahogany with a sparse beige head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of oak vanilla and chocolate. Flavor was chocolate, sweet malt and oak. Body was too weak for this beer, but otherwise it is a masterpiece.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours deep brown with a small fizzy beige head, 0 lacing. Nose was big on chocolate, oak, dark fruits and maybe a bit of smoke. Flavor held a bit of booze, oak, and chocolate. A was not overly impressed with this brew after all the hype.
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - SEP 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pitch black with little brown head, the aroma is whisky, chocolate, and a hint of oak. it has subtle flavor of nuts and a lingering whisky finish.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown. The nose is milk chocolate, with some hints of oak. It comes across the palate as a thick darj chocoalte with some subtle notes of oak. Their is a very subtle bitter after taste; with a touch of oak.
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a snifter glass with a small, tan head that didnít last very long. Scents of bourbon and chocolate with hints of coffee in the background; a perfect blend. Chocolate and malt were at the foreground of the flavor while nuts and bourbon took the back seat. The taste stays with you for the rest of the night. Very smooth and lightly carbonated. I will be buying this again.