blankboy (5735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (750ml).] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large long-lasting foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, yeast, licorice and light chocolate. Flavour of yeast first followed by roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, some leafy hops, alcohol and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice stuff.
ryecatcher (611) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a dark brownish-black, large billowing espresso-colored head, alright retention and lacing. Nose is roast, some coffee, Belgiany yeast hiding in there. Mouth is rich with roast, some cocoa, licorice, malt, pumpernickel, that Belgiany yeasty-funk. Some soot on the backend. Probably goes well with roasted auruchs and hard tack (címon Ser, itís the bloody Wall!) And now my watch begins.
dbhenry (81) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark stout, with a medium head, this beer looks good. The taste is quite complex, with strong hops and a good malt taste. The balance is toward the hops. Medium bodied, it leaves a nice taste on the palate.
Damico (2302) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark thick unclear black with a huge deep caramel head. Pleasant aroma brings lightly sweetened anise and licorice. Flavor is similar, not a minty licorice, but smooth licorice root on a medium creamy body that drinks so well.
firstsip (239) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, finally had this in honor of the first snow of the season (winter is coming). On pour, dense brown foam that doesnít last. Nose of banana and dark fruit esters. Solid mouthfeel. Tastes like a solidly good stout. Nice and chocolatey without being too unbalanced or sweet. As the beer warms, more tastes of banana and dark fruit. Was a bit disappointed not to taste too much quality of anise or licorice, as promised, but definitely a good beer. Great with something chocolate.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pours a nice near black with a huge, thick dark tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is bitter coffe and chocolate, metal, raisins. Taste is coffe, chocolate, bitter, burned malts, lightly buttery. Ash. Cigarette butts. Meh.
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big punch of roasted (over-roasted?) malts upfront. Medium body with slight creaminess. Bit of a hop finish but no lingering bitterness.
samsmith33 (296) - - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma Is woody, dark coffee, some yeast. Dark black, thick tan head. Bubble. Taste is bitter chocolate, pepper, toasted malt, Belgian Wang. Good carbonation for a stout. Started Off harsh, but it?s growing on me. A lot of flavor here. Winter is Coming.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, light spices and dark fruits, chocolate, and nice lingering roastiness. Good stuff.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely drop of stuff. Dark chocolate and grains that are served up by a lively carbonation . Hopped fairly aggressively for a stout, but not overly so.
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