fuzzcro (178) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first tasting really didn’t agree with me. I re-corked the bottle and let it rest overnight. After resting the flavor was much improved! I raised my rating by a half point.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small head. Black licorice and roasty malt. Medium palate. Some ash.
mikkellund42 (728) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque reddish black with small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, soy sauce, ground coffee, sour apples and hints of sweet licorice and campfire smoke. Taste is medium to very sweet and light bitter. Body is creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long and mostly sweet with notes of malt syrup, black coffee, soy sauce and hints of ammonium chloride and mint. Mild, smooth and pleasant but not very Christmas-like.
Skinnyviking (8552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High creamy lasting light brown head. Clear very dark brown body. Sweet fruity roasted malt caramel aroma. Mildly hopped roasted malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.
ramboraffe (1714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle at Porterfestivalen 2015, Göteborg. Hazy dark brown with tanned head. Chocolate, dried fruit, ashes and roasted malt. A little watery. Sei dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
jerseyjohn71 (282) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastes ashy, burned caramel, good as its name, caramel, toast, resin, leather, earthy, alcohol, licorice, smoke, vanilla, brown, red, hazy, tan foam, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, smooth,
BlindGuardianco (70) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing very exciting but nothing wrong either, perhaps I just don’t find pure stouts as fun amymore, it went ok with chocolate, I will have it any day on a sampler but not so much as a pint
mkel07 (4875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Queens Plaza Beer & Wine Brisbane City 110515. It may be well past Christmas but this wet winter’s night is the perfect time to crack this beer open. Initially looks copper coloured when poured but it darkens to a deep brown/black colour. Carries a soft head that can’t decide whether to stay or go. Big aromas and big flavours. Plenty of vanilla, roasted malt and bitterness.
pumpmaster (1349) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1pint-9oz bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $5.99 Very good.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing too exciting... it’s a mild stout in my book. Not as much roast as I’d like, however the chocolate does come through pretty nice. Wouldn’t turn this down, but wouldn’t seek it out either.