tiong (4336) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC
Black, roasty and chocolatey with some coffee, berries and spicy notes. Pretty balanced.
Mittenator (1516) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Near black with a beige head. Light malt and chocolate aromas. Starts out ok then goes to battery licking flavor...
keanex (1593) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Black body with a dense/craterlike tan head.
Aroma: Currants instantly come to mind with a subtle nuttiness. Hints of banana, sort of port wine like also, with a hint of caramel. Very nice and complex sweet leaning aroma.
Taste: The intro is much of the port wine like sweetness with a dash of nuttiness. The anise picks up quickly and ruins the beer for me. Black licorice flavors ugh.
Palate: Near full-bodied, soft carbonation.
Overall: Thanks for throwing anise into what smells like it should have been a great stout.
Gravemachine (1) - - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found the beer slightly dissapointing. It starts out with the promise of a great tasting stout, then withers away to a dry dull ending.
exeter (439) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes of prunes and cloves is quite present up front. Earthy and almost funky yeast. Finishes with a nice nutty roast and just faint anise.
mnurda (1178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled sample from Mlcc. Was expecting something sweeter. Sour tasting. Was not too fond of this one
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ben4321 (4444) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle, 5/19/14, While watching Episode 6 of Season 4, Palindromic Rating #3663
Aroma: The nose has licorice and roasted malts/coffee, with some sweet notes, spice, and chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a frothy brown head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: It is roasty and a little sweet, fruity notes and lots of malty flavor, but it gets a bit muddled
Palate: It is light-medium bodied, has more carbonation than you’d expect, and a slight stickiness
I thought this beer was solid. The mouthfeel is fine, not great, but not bad. The flavor is alright too, but it is too muddled. The flavors just don’t quite come together like they could have. Still, this is a decent beer.
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque coffee with thin tan head that lasts and laces. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, pepper, and vanilla. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied
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Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where and how: bottle 750 ml LCBO
Aroma neat aromatic front, gentle herbal top, mild note of fig. Very nice.8-
Top: large foamy cap. Thick , very thick in its density. Nice lace presented.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : mellow, soft, smooth. Creamy, tad slick.
Taste: mid Belgian vibe with somewhat fruity funk. Mild ash like roast weaved on. Straight stout character shows up with time.
Other notes instant classic.
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose has some slight souring to it that reminds me a lot more of a RIS, along with a lot of roasting. Taste is very roasty and slightly bitter. This just didn’t stand out as anything awesome to me.