jflopsu (556) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black and heavy light brown head. Has a coffee, chocolate and light sweet liquorish aroma. Has a nice mix of coffee, chocolate, slight prune, and some spices. Has a thick texture and slight malt and coffee aftertaste.
Dacrza (519) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 29, 2013... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter...OCCASION: Game of Thrones book one finished--a beer hopefully worthy of its namesake... APPEARANCE: absolutely louse-like three-finger head; chunky and creamy, gray/brown; jet black (could it be any other?) body--ultimately intimidating... AROMA: caramel and wintry fair (nutmeg? cinnamon? allspice?) stir up hauntingly chocolaty flavors--alluring... PALATE: whoa--full-bodied and arresting at the throat--like a corpsed Othar--with effervescence at the teeth--a complete, Wall-worthy presence that sits long after the sip is taken; each breath releases an alcoholic sigh...TASTE: a wooded funk, not quite plasticine--but a somewhat appropriate description--as well as bold, complex spices--BIG, NASTY...OVERALL: a beer to occupy a night, jarring and aggressive with more than adequate complexity to demand a drinker’s attention--like the land north of the Wall...at $10.99, just about priced correctly...
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle from blackwells. Slight nutty and malt aroma. Black licorice, spicey, nutmeg, chocolate, and hoppy taste. Very good.
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown head. Taste is light with a yeast flavor. Some roasted malts to finish it out
edgallow (2106) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is malts and chocolate .
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beerbill (3425) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared at Dave’s tasting. Pours black with an excessive tan head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt with chocolate and a bit of anise. The flavor is roasted malt with chocolate followed by some moderate hops and roast bitterness. The anise emerges in the aftertaste and lingers on the palate and I frankly did not care for it. Overcarbonated and prickly on the palate, which is not what I want in a stout. Disappointing.
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour - comes to the table black (shocker) with a deep tan, foamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, hint of bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, yeastiness - good and inviting. Flavor is more of the same, but some pretty notable hop bitterness, lots of roasted character, good chocolate presence, and I can catch some of the licorice in the background, but it performs well as a non-dominant flavor. Palate is very smooth and creamy. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I thought this beer was very solid and exceeded my ’unsure’ expectations...great interpretation of the style, even if it doesn’t completely conform...
pictoman (521) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750mL bottle. Black with beige head. Yeast aroma and flavour. Tastes more like a Unibroue.
Sammer (1042) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black pour from bottle. Taste is burnt wood, ashe, dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Complex and very drinkable. Nice.
Gerbeer (1807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light head. Aromas of dry coffee and burnt malts. Flavors of spice/licorice, phenol, black coffee, and a little black chocolate. Quite carbonated. Bitter finish. Expecting more for all the hype. Seems more of a spiced black IPA than a stout.