Panzuriel (1911) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Last of the 2012 purchased at Brawley’s in Charlotte NC. Pours rich deep black brown. Head is a rich milk chocolate froth of small bubbles that quickly disappears. Nose is restrained rich deep chocolate notes. Taste is sweet dark chocolate bitters with just a hint of honey sweetness. The rich dark chocolate flavor broadens on the finish. A staggeringly good beer.
bytemesis (6582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is quite roasty, cocoa, ashtray, molasses, coffee, hints of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, roasty and molasses soaked coffee beans. Medium body, soft but a little thin for style.
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 (I think). Can’t remember who brought this one (N?), but thank you. Pours an opaque dark ebony with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Big coffee and dark chocolate nose. Creamy thick body with moderate carb. Roasty coffee and dark chocolate mid palate, nice bitter counterpoint to the sweetness of the malts. Long roasty finish.
joeneugs (5630) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle. It pours a thick, jet black color with a thin brown head. The aroma is rich and complex with notes of fudge, molasses and honey up front. Nice dense roasted, smoky malts underneath with hints of almonds and sherry that seem like mild oxidation, but it suits this beer well. The flavor is rich with dense, woody roasted malt. Sweet with honey and molasses, but the intense smoke and roast balance it out a bit. There’s some hints of floral/menthol bitterness in the finish along with more intense roast. The body is insanely thick and goes down slow. This is a sipper for sure, and feels much bigger than 10% although the alcohol isn’t that noticeable, just the flavors and mouthfeel are extremely intense. Some burnt malt in the aftertaste is the only mild turn off. Otherwise, a really intense, complex treat.
Countbeer (5996) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: Chouffe glass:
Small brown head/lacing. Black beer.
Aroma of honey, chocolate, dark roast, coal, some liquorice, tar and raisin...
Flavour is a great mix of honey, roast, chocolate, liquorice, good bitter, hops, coffee, some toffee, light fudge and a hint of molasses...
Aftertaste is roasty, bitter, hoppy, molasses/honey, chocolate...
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
BuckeyeBoy (5782) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts dark chocolate coffee and some ashtray notes. Taste is more of the coffee smokey notes and the chocolate. I noticed a little spice even and plenty bitterness.
fluffy (2332) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wish i could get more of the honey out of this, but over a solid albeit a little thin, stout.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mike, shared with Paul and Dallas. Porus a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of rich woody, earthy roast, bitter dark chocolate, dirt, oak and sweet honey. A bit reminiscient of Bell’s Expedition.
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is pretty light with hints of honey. Medium mouth. Taste is full of chocolate and a little honey comb. Roast is prevalent. Bitter finish. Some toffee notes creep in as it warms.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vintage, been in the cellar for a while. Pouts a dark inky brown with very minimal head. Low carbonation. Molasses and dark roast in the nose. Heavy mouthfeel, a bit oily. Sweet molasses upfront that then transitions to dark chocolate, roast, and a touch of leather. A bit sweet but pretty tasty.
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours black with a deep brown head. It has roasted smells with chocolate and coffee aromas. It has a very rich feel and flavor with sweet flavors of chocolate and roasted flavors. There is a bit touch of honey to it. It ends off with a sweet bitter finish.