Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Beer Camp 12 pack from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Snifter at home. Pours a nearly black, opaque with a small tan head that lasted about 30 seconds. Slight lacing. Oily. Aroma is roasted malts, slight coffee and dark chocolate, oats, and vanilla. The taste is quite roasty and toasty malts, dark bitter chocolates, hint of mild coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs. The dry finish is slightly bitter. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Damn fine beer from Sierra/Bells.
Radek Kliber (6594) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: GG Virginia Beach, bottle 335 ml.
Aroma straight forward strong coffee imp. stout. Good deep roast, creamy moka, hops and refined alcohol.
Top: large, fine creamy coffee like crown. Thick coating of lace on glass..
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium heavier bodied, lighter carbonation. Light creamy coating.
Taste: feel of quality coffee cake with vodka. Moist, soft with nice depth.
Other notes simply satisfying.
after4ever (6544) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at SB. Pours a murky ebony with a loose tan head that settles. Big sweet nose, lots of toffee and dark caramel and some milk chocolate. Heavy thick body with sluggish carb. Caramel, toffee, chocolate on the mid-palate...sounds like a candy bar in print, but it all has a great grain-sugar slant to it throughout. Sweet finish. Despite being sweet from the first sniff to the last swallow, this beer is never cloying, at least for me. Granted, it was my third beer of the night, but over-sweetness drives me crazy. This beer will never be confused with, say, a Southern Tier beer, despite being focused on dark sugar qualities.
olio (7308) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Packaged 21.05.2014.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma with roasted malts and resin, caramel and some distant coffee, faint cocoa too. Quite sweet caramel flavor, dark chocolate and cocoa, some fruity notes, coffee on the finish. A bit sweet but tasty dessert beer.
laiti (6788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, PKGD 21.05.2014
Aroma has sweet chocolate notes, ans some licorice. Feels slightly artifical. Flavour is sweet with sugar, licorice root, ash, some mellow saltiness and soy sauce. Finishes with some toasted sugar. Rather sweet and unusual but kind of nice. Not sure what would happen if I’d had to drink the whole bottle though.
tiong (4538) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
PKGD 05/21/14 - Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup, toffee, licorice, brown sugar and ash. Taste is sweetish, roasty and syrupy with notes of licorice, toffee, brown sugar and ash. Finish is sweetish, roasty and syrupy with some toffee and licorice. Sweetish and roasty stout.
lusikka (6911) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, wet earth and grass. Flavour is rather strong roastiness, creme brulee, mild vanilla notes, grassy bitterness and chocolate. Almost full bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice dessert beer.
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, burnt sugar, the flavor sticks to your palette. The flavor continues to grow as it warms. So-so lacing.
radiomgb (2465) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, moderately sweet, chocolate. The flavour is quite sweet, lots of chocolate, toasty, roasted malts. Finishes long, high sweetness, some roast.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with light brown head slight lacing. Chocolate and toffee taste.
PattyBat (78) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Wonderful aroma of dark fruits including raisins and dates. Tastes of sweet raisins with a slight heat of alcohol after letting sit on the tongue for a bit. Some candi sugar to smooth out the palette. Overall great beer.