stefannilssons (1181) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här var gott, riktigt gott men jag hade nog hoppats på lite mer ändå så lite besviken blev jag. Kroppen var stabilare än stabil men balansen sken med sin frånvaro. Smaken bar toner av kaffe och choklad.
VictorStr (765) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En hel del kaffe i aromen. Smaken är riktigt kraftig, lite för mycket kaffe för min smak men annars fin balans.
Westchesterco (668) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is chocolate brown with no head it has the aroma of prunes and the taste is of raisins and it redonates strong bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle courtesy of Ryan. Ours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, figs and red fruit. Flavors some notes of bitter coffee. Moderate to heavy mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
ineedbeer (424) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 7oz bottle.
Aroma is fairly chocolatey with some light roast notes. Some light plum, prune and raisin. Medium soy sauce with a touch of cardboard.
Pours black with some dark brown highlights. Thin light mocha head that quickly recedes to the edges where it disappears fairly quickly.
Flavor starts with a hint of chocolate and oats but it quickly recedes. As the sweet chocolate recedes an astringent, roast note with moderate high bitterness rolls in. Light raisin and plum esters. Lingering bitterness and astringency with some dark chocolate. A little fruitier as it warms. A touch of soy sauce as well as sherry and wet cardboard.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Medium high astringency with medium alcohol warmth.
Overall not an enjoyable stout. It's way too astringent with a harsh bitterness and signs of oxidation. The chocolate notes are nice so there is some positive.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Exmouth Arms, 29/08/13.
Mid black with a dirty tan head.
Nose is roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, dark malts, light spice.
Taste comprises chocolate, touch of booze, molasses, tar, treacle, spice.
Medium bodied with some balls, fine carbonation, dry lightly roasted finish.
Ok impy but firmly middle draw - a good way to the top !
ACHops (474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours thick opaque brownish black with thin rust brown head. Aroma is super roasty chocolate malt, with heavy notes of dark chocolate syrup, espresso, and molasses. Taste is big syrupy charred chocolate malt, with notes of soy saucee, coffee, and dark chocolate on the finish. Lingering bitterness. Super sweet and chocolatey; and has the sizable abv to match. No real barrel-aged notes, which a beer this big could use.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Cellar aged one year and served at cellar temp. Pours a pitch black with brown head that dissipates rather quickly leaving some spots of lace. Aroma has chocolate, roasted malts, raisin, spice, and alcohol. Taste is of chocolate and cocoa, thick roast with spices and some raisin. Alcohol felt underneath. Medium to full bodied and very roasty. Finishes bittersweet chocolate-y with some depth. Very solid and tasty.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a lovely inky black, small head which reduces to a small covering of foam. Aroma is woody, vanilla, coffee and a touch of blackcurrant juice. Taste is great, big espresso coffee, roasty malts, some cacao and a tiny hint of blackcurrant cordial. Medium body, small sparkle, and a really bitter finish that lasts for weeks, like a mini-Mikkeller Black. I’ve not always been impressed by Rogue, but this is the best I’ve had from them.
Camons (4493) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DØE tasting, 2011 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, light tart fruit, cherry, licorice. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, little tart fruit, light boozy. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. 170713