Benfi (519) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, bit dry with dried fruits. Nice body with a bite of alcohol and a dry aftertaste.
Prufrockstar (813) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a small growler purchased last night at the Beer Authority, 2013 vintage. If I was smarter about this Iíd have picked up a bottle of older viscosity to drink at midnight for my birthday. Oh well, Iíll find something else thatís suitable. Anyway, pours dark, opaque with mocha head; decent retention, spotty lacing. Aroma brings chocolate covered hazelnuts, graham crackers and plums with a little bit of copper before it warms. Milk and cookies. Taste: moderately sweet milk chocolate to start, followed by a rich, roasty bitter finish. Oily, slick texture with medium body and appropriate carbonation. Some alcohol warmth in the end, but overall well-integrated. Overall: quite nice, and this $6 / 32 oz fill was too good a bargain to pass up. Despite being an American strong ale, this is basically an imperial stout in my book.
RussianDragon (321) - - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, unknown vintage. Pours an oily black with a thin beige head. Aroma is bourbon upfront, with roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a slight booziness. Flavor is massive, with emphasis on malt and bourbon. Alcohol is well hidden. Awesome. From notes 2/15/10.
Alusmamuts (193) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown / black with medium yellow cap. Rich taste with smoked chockolade notes.
Stew41 (1725) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Port Brewing beer and what a way to start. Plenty of layers - cola, coffee, alcohol warm, aniseed, rich chocolate. The 10% is not particularly noticeable, partly due to the fizz keeping the palate light(ish). ($8 650ml, Best Damn Beer Store San Diego).
78samh (119) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle poured dark and thick with lots of head. Aroma of roasty and sweet malts. Taste is awesome! Coffee, oak, vanilla, bourbon flavors dominate. Great smooth finish for being 10%.
baraciisch (1699) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color... Aroma of dark chocolate malts... Flavor is licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malts... Solid
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maxwelldeux (3487) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly thick dark brown color with a large tan head on there. Nose is dangerously close to a stout; I get a fair amount of roasting in here with a tad bit of caramel to sweeten it up. Taste is somewhat thick, with a very light roasting to it that makes it a really easy drink thatís slightly bitter and extremely palatable. Really pleasant.
ZombieDuster (4) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A special experience. Pours literally like used motor oil. Mouth feel is like wet silk, flavor.....well there's so much going on here it's hard to put into words. A unique beer to say the least.
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aenima (242) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A complex aroma of wood, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and oak. The taste is similar. Very balanced. Maybe a little to balanced and boring?