tombyars (1512) - Saltcoats, - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle poured into a chalice glass on the 2nd January 2013. Black mahogany in colour with a tint of dark ruby round the edges and a thick mocha coloured head. Strong note of roast malt and bournville chocolate in the long aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Initial black malt gives a distinct burnt toast flavour which gives way to roasted malt with hints of expresso coffee, bitter plain chocolate and dry almond husk. Slightly bitter, dusty hop resin note to the short aftertaste but this fades fast. Finish is full and creamy with sweet treacle toffee and pontefract cake evident. Tastes like a low ABV Imperial Russian Stout. Enjoyable and worth seeking out.
Beaver (1547) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Pours ruby brown with a medium frothy light tan head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet roasted oaty chocolate and caramel.
The flavor is sweet sugary dark fruits, roasted grainy chocolate malts with some black licorice and ashy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a bit watery.
Overall, it’s overly sweet, grainy and ashy.
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt and cereal smell and taste along with some mineral. Doesn’t even remotely taste like a stout. Light body, medium carbonation, and slight foam.
Block (1916) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, thin head. Aroma is light of caramel and roasted malts. Flavor is also light, medium body. Mostly dark malts, some roastedness. A little alcohol at the finish, burnt.
ElCapitan22 (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red/brown in color. Smells like cocoa and burnt toast. Has a flavor of cocoa, and some raisin and cherry. This has a nice creamy head and avg lacing. Pretty good beer, is really like a hybrid of a stout and an ipa.
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 cl, O’Connor’s, Uppsala. Interesting and complex, quite smoooth aroma.
fuzzcro (98) - 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 (8912) - 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 (703) - 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 (8188) - 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 (1529) - 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.