madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8th October 2010
Impressive 1 litre bottle, I really should be sharing this but it’s 2 years old and I need the space. Opaque black beer, small tan head, short lived. Coffee and whisky nose. Light palate, particularly for a 10.0% stout. A little dry and mild crispness. Coffee and mild minerals. Really well integrated vanilla that smooths out the coffee without ever making things sweet. A little whisky on the back of the tongue adds dimension. Immensely drinkable, too much so because I polished off the lot. Shame on me!
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty aroma. Flavor is also a bit malty, but is quickly replaced with a slightly bitter coffee taste. The sweetness of the malt mellows the bitterness. The appearance is dark as expected.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of hand bottle, huge thanks to Scott! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma has notes of dark fruit, chocolate, slight coffee, roast, some slight oxidation with a hint of slight anise and bit of booze, pretty nice but a bit sweet. Taste is dark fruits, anise, coffee notes with chocolate, hints of molasses, toffee, finishing with a hint of roast and some sweet chocolate. Pretty tasty.
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small growler @ Dan’s house, courtesy of doodler. Thanks so much Scott! Black appearance with a brown head. Rich dark chocolate, black licorice, big vanilla, dull coffee aroma. Thick dark chocolate, vanilla, anise, somewhat roasty, light coconut flavor. Pretty good for the age.
deyholla (9758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of coffee with some earthy dark grains and a decent amount of roast. Flavor has a good amount of roast and coffee with some backing dark grains.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Chocolate, coffee, abv, and vanilla. Chocolate, abv warmth, grainy coffee, with a nice malt bitter. Smooth silky start with a watery finish. A coco like bitter.
diabel (1678) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a creamy, lightly brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, liquorice. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Not bad at all but quite subtle and not very special.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel-aged 2008 vintage. 1L bottle shared at a local tasting.
Pours dark brown to black with minimal head & mild lace. Sharp malts and booze dominate the nose. Roasty malts, whiskey, coffee, and more booze.
Taste follows the nose. Roasted malts and espresso lead the way; toffee in tow. Solid alcoholic warmth, but not too harsh. A great blend overall.
Medium-bodied, low carbonation. This brew would certainly benefit from a bigger body.
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s gathering. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of espresso, roast black and chocolate malts and whiskey barrel. Dry roasted black coffee and malt finish. Medium body.
Koelschtrinker (15817) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sehr malziger Antrunk, hefig, wenig süß. Das Malz wird milder, bleibt aber Hauptaroma und wird mit der Zeit deutlich kaffeeartiger. Sehr aromatisch, aber nicht übermäßig intensiv. Interessantes Bier, das noch etwas ausbalancierter sein könnte. Zum Ende wärmend. /10/9/11/10/9