maxwelldeux (2357) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color moderate light tan head. Nose is somewhat roasty with a hint of some milkiness underneath. Taste is a tad roasty and very smooth with a nice creaminess to the feel.
juanenka (153) - valladolid, SPAIN - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Color negro profundo con corona beige. Aroma café, regaliz y licor. En boca muy equilibrada roasted y café con alcohol. Postgusto dulce y cafetoso.
madmitch76 (9990) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30th July 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Nose of minerally dark malt with a little bubblegum. Palate is smooth and slightly dry. Smooth darkj malt, whisper of coffee. Some spicy bubblegum, a bit too much so. Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. Okay.
MaBeer1972 (1148) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Debucas. Pours out jet black with a big frothy tan head. Lightly smoky and malty aromas. Flavor is super smooth. Lots of layers of sweet licorice malts, herbs and smoke. Expertly balanced. Lingering smoky sweetness.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Earthy roasty chocolatey aroma with toffee notes. Sweet alcoholic chocolate taste with licorice and toffee notes. Full-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish cocoa, licorice, and toffee aftertaste with roasty alcoholic notes. Spicy herbal lavender, too. Lovely. Very harmonic and drinkable. (0.65l bottle, shared by gr0ve.)
dphoxie (59) - North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottled october 2011, consumed april 2012. Received this bottle as a groomsman gift from my soon to be brother in law. I was pretty stoked to try this, but decided to cellar it a bit, then forgot about it so it cellared probably 6 months longer than I intended. aroma is sweet with maybe a hint of smoke. I spy a hint of ruby in the darkness of this stout.. taste is sweet and smokey. I love how any roast/coffee notes have fallen off almost completely. it tastes like a black beer with out tasting like coffee. palate is slick and smooth. I think the palate matches up to the complexity of the beers other elements nonetheless. overall an excellent stout, its a bit weird but very enjoyable. I wish i had it fresher, so i could compare to this cellared version.
rand (1020) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 650 ml from erzbierschof.ch. In its classic ebony dress, it’s a creamy Stout, a little smoked, torrefied with aromas of bitter chocolate, mocha, licorice, dark fruits and notes of dry fruits, yeast, spices and herbs. Already trend to Abt. A taste full and strong, not too sweet. Earthy flavors, smoked and dry torrefied dragging shall end a moment full of taste
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 0.65 L bottle. Rocky tanned head. Body is opaque, near black. Cocoa, toasted dark malts and dark tinned fruits to the nose. Hint of something herbal and floral. Good malt body, with a fine sweetness and a predominant licorice flavor. Some dark fruits too, and hint of ash. Light, sparkling mouthfeel. Finishes dry. A complex and balanced beer. Good, indeed.
Ratman197 (7758) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cola and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cola, cocoa and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with lasting tan sheen. Black licorice, table sugar, dark roast aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Sweet black licorice flavors with dark coffee, dark fruits, candi sugar---sweet stout.