MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark sepia, thin cream ring, heavy particulates. Newspaper factory nose, light bubble gum and anise, cocoa. Chocolate front palate with light oat mid, really dusty. Creamy palate. More balance in the end but not beginning?
GenDV138 (6103) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured into a tulip. Pours a cola brown with light tan head. Aromas of roast, caramel, nuts, dark fruit, spices. Tastes of dark chocolate, nuts, dark fruit, spices. Full body, semi-dry.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle #106 pours an inky black with zero head. Nose has a lot of vanilla and spice, pepper, malt, molasses, cake. Flavor is spiced but nice, milk chocolate, vanilla bean, molasses, cinnamon. Full bodied, oily finish.
TheJvd (1206) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing MrHangover! Pours dark brown to black with a medium, quickly disappearing, off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, bit boozy, chocolate and malts. Taste has chocolate, a bit of roast, dark chocolate, booze and a nice and subtle chili note. Over medium body, bit fizzy carbo. Nice one.
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s Nieuwjaarsborrel, thanks to the man. Murky brown black pour. Boozy chocolate aromas, really spicy, cinnamon, chilies, fruity aromas, light bourbon. Sweet chocolaty flavor, better than the aroma, nice chili hotness, very sweet. Palate is med-full bodied and well carbed. Nice.
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag and courtesy of MrHangover. The aroma is big forest fruits boozy alcohol with a little yeast. The flavour is medium sweet with a liqourice alcoholic spice chilli palate. Medium to full bodied with a rich oily bubbly mouthfeel.
kermis (11250) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Mrhangover. Pours dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, fudge, caramel and cinnamon. Flavour is heavy sweet. Really boozy feeling with the chillis coming out in the palate and leaving a warming finish. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
MrHangover (4020) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of me! Near gusher. Pours a very black beer withouth any head. The little head that is on there is brown colored and disappears direclty. Aroma is boozy, malty, burnt sugar, touches of vanilla going on here, Flavor is very sweet, hence the name ’sweet stout’. Sweetness is overwhelming, loads of chocolate and vanilla going on next to the alcohol. Medium long, sweet aftertaste. A bit unbalanced, yet still very nice to drink!
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Red wax version. Black pour. Aroma is quite yeasty, roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice and somewhat boozy, especially given the low abv. Flavor is very sweet and smooth chocolate malts. Very smooth texture and well drinkable.
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with mrhangover.
Gushrr but almost no head. Clear black pour. Sone sweetness and booziness. Sone chilies.