chuckstout (311) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like used filtered motor oil with big caramelized head and good lacing. Nice full mouthfeel, with good body an excellent stout with limited oak character, tons of flavor in this one. Roast, smoke, chocolate, espresso.
John25 (960) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Over a year old. Black, thin mocha head. Dark syrupy, roasty oak aroma. Smooth smokey taste. Really good.
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zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a nice brown head, aroma of smoke, coffee, wood, chocolate, brandy, flavor of chocolate, brandy, coffee, wood, medium to full bodied, Nice.
marcogrind (82) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, brown head. Nose of dark malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roastiness, a bit smoked. A kind of imperial porter, difficult to drink an entire bottle, yes complex.
sir__v (970) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with friends from Saveur-Biere - Color: deep dark black liquid. High viscosity and no carbonation with small brown head. Smell: caramel, toffee notes, roasted malt, black bread and high coffee nose. High complexity on nose. Taste: nice sweet palate with good viscosity. Roasted malt domination with coffee and chocolate notes. High sweet sensation. Small alcohol taste. Explosive sensation! Aftertaste: nice coffee taste with malt balance. Really nice work! Amazing beer!
g_georgiou (348) - CYPRUS - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown body with a medium to large brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some caramel, coffee, some dark fruit, some woody bourbon aroma too. Taste is medium sweet with medium bitterness. Long finish, full body. Nice strong ale. Really liked it.
Yorker (1493) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and alcohol - with a bitter finish.
Renobob (1141) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bue en bouteille. Une tuerie absolue ! Bière noir profond, complexité incroyable au palais. Boisé, grillé, les saveurs se mélangent. Pointe vanillé et café sur la finale. Wahou !
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/23/2013. Black with 2.5 fingers of frothy tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, subtle dark fruit, a bit of amaretto. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some floral hops, caramel, some oats. Full body with a dry finish. Nice thick oily mouthfeel. Medium-low carbonation. Very nice even with a bit over a year on it, don’t really get much barrel character if any so maybe that’s faded.
Bule (1128) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black color with a bit of beige head. Smooth maltiness with a bit of hop bitterness. Loads of bitter chocolate.