beertholomeus (789) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and sugar aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, sugar and raisin flavors. Full, slightly creamy body and smooth roasted finish.
Fatehunter (1214) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a then tan head on a black body.
The aroma is good. Big dose of roasted malt, black licorice and coffee.
The taste delivers on the roasted malt and strong pine bitterness. Though the transition through the profile is abrupt.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable if you like a mixture of roasted maltiness with strong bitter.
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 22 oz bottle this pours a rich dark brown being almost black with a tan head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted malts and ripe fruit. Full body Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows licorice, chocolate, and some dark ripe fruit. Finishes somewhat bitter. Darn good.
Geokkjer (5745) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel, some spices, roasted notes and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, caramel, grains and nuts. Medium to dull body, soft carboantion.
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. An almost black one, topped by a finger thick light beige head. The aroma is on the malty side, molasses, roasted, almost burnt malts and some coffee and notes of dried fruits. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, but I find the beer too sweet. Some faint notes of cooked vegetables too. Full body with very soft carbonation and some alcohol warmth. Lasting sweet and roasted finish. Sure a nice one, but not impressive. 130805
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours dark brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes roasted malt, rye, chocolate, caramel and grass/earthy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a roasted and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
baraciisch (1885) - USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black in color... Thick body... Aroma is roasted malts, prunes... Flavor is roasted malts, black coffee with alcohol bite.... Hint of hops on palate... Solid
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illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin, cheap chocolate cordials, transparent booziness, slightly sharp, green coffee beans. Does not jive. Too thin and boozy with barely anything to back it up.
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate. This has that distinctive Ninkasi flavor that's present in all of their beers. I just found it off putting in a stout. Watery mouthfeel. A disappointing Imperial Stout.
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krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark but allows slight penatration of light around its edges. A light nutty smell. Notes of chocolate & wood.in the taste with a slight bitter at the end. Great full mouth feel that fades with a slight buzz.