BrewIPA (79) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pours black with a creamy head. Tastes of roasted malt and mocha. Very good stout, worth the purchase.
Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black, with a thick tan head. The nose is caramel, spice (particularly cinnamon), varnish, brown sugar and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, caramel, toast, charred wood, tar, burnt malt and salted caramel, with a dry finish. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Not bad.
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor with roasted malt, chocolate and caramel.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Bottle at home in London. Pours black-red with a light, beige head. Sharp, milk chocolate aroma, medium roast. Medium sweet flavor, moderate roast, notable alcohol, some peat, earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warm finish, bits of booze, dark chocolate, scorched earth, plenty of peat, some dark fruits. Not bad.
daniele (4775) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media discreta persitenza naso piuttosto intenso caffe liquirizia quasi liquoroso in bocca buon corpo tostaure decise e buona luppolatura finale piuttosro secco
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown/black with a medium mocha head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, and caramel. Flavor has some heavy roast, dark chocolate, and winey dark fruitt. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy with a roasty, dry finish.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small creamy tan head that produced some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy with dark roasted malts along with a bit of both chocolate and coffee. Flavor is also quite strong with the dark malts... a bit too much of the black patent IMO... and the coffee is stronger than the aroma. Lingering bitterness that, I’m sure, is a combo of the hops and the astringency of the darkly roasted malts. Good, but not great Impy...
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours almost pitch black witha thick, creamy head of dark tan foam. The nose is lots of roasted malt, coffee, and mocha . The flavor has lots of coffee and roasted bitterness. There is a nice creamy mocha note in there too. Pretty rich body but not cloying. Fairly lengthy coffee and roasted malt finish. A surprisingly good offering from Saranac. Definitely worth trying.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark dark brown, thin light tan head. Thick fudge nose, with some caramel & nuts...flavors have some sharp roasted malts with equally sharp bittering hops, bitter chocolate, slight black marker, some alcohol..fairly full bodied and fairly bitter too. Not too shabby actually though I think the malt flavors are hard to grasp with that level of bitterness in the way.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours black from bottle with a thin khaki head. The aroma smells of furniture polish and burned malt. Thinner mouthfeel then I was expecting. Fair amount of alcohol on the tongue. Finish has a tad of bitterness which adds something to the beer. Pretty damn appalling!