MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Brown sugar, coffee, caramel and chocolate with some spices and smoke.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black in color with good amount of light brown head and a thick collar. Aroma is very roasty, some dark sugar, some black currant, great earthiness. Thick body, silty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Taste is charred, deep earth, great use of roasted malt like all SN stouts, some coffee and mahogany-like wood.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, recently retired American collab. brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly fruity/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is very nice. Pours tar black with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke. Velvety body with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and hint of raisin flavor. Very nice beer.
beerfest5 (1199) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally an anniversary beer that is worth the celebration. Brown to black, slight off white head. The usual IS notes in the aroma, velvety smooth, no alcohol burn, some toffee and vanilla in the finish, yum
USA_MasterHop (15) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one poured a brown with an intrinsic chocolate flavout, dark roast, earthy smoke. smoked roast with burnt character that works!
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled early 2010
A: beautiful dark brown ale with two fingers dark mocha foam which slowly dissipated to a sheet of the same and cobweb lace.
S: sweet dark, molasses and raisin. Nice hint of cocoa, and toasted brittle.
T: dry and almost bitter with soily overtones and some dry cocoa.
M: heavy with moderate carb and long finish.
O: great stuff. Wish I had more.
Serving type: bottle
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was quite a large dark tan head on it. Some lacing. The aroma is very nice. Chocolate, but not sweet. Some earthy and piney hops. Getting a hint of raisins also. The taste is quite good. Nice balance of a touch of sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Notes of chocolate, raisin, roasted malts, pine and earthy hops. A lot going on in this one. An excellent beer!
merc7186 (2366) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Roasted Black Malts, Mildly Roasty, Mildly Boozy
T: Harsh Smokey Black Malts, Boozy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a very smokey and boozy beer....decent but you dont need a smoke afterwards.
pdx77 (1465) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Horse Brass Pub for their 37th anniversary. Cellared for three years. Black color with thick tan head around the edges. Dark chocolate aroma with roasted malts and touch of oxidation. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, caramel, molasses, chocolate liqueur, and nutty roasted malts. Finishes with an intense warming and a roasted, chocolate aftertaste.