RickTStiles (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a disappearing brown head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, soy, wood and earth. Taste has notes of currants, coffee ginger and nutmeg. Strong alcohol presence. Bitter finish
kryon (1565) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with medium thick brown head
Aromas of roasted malts, tar, coffee, dark chocolate
Palate has a nice sweetness mixed with intense bitternes
Taste of coffee, dark bitter chocolate, hints of smoke and caramel
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Linnet (1200) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: rich roasty, cocoa, milky chocolate, coffee, molasses, alcohol, fruity and earthy hops, vanilla.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
T: big bite, massive but not overpowering sweetness, balanced just right, lots of saltiness, fruity, cocoa, vanilla, alcohol.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming, bitter, sweet and salty finish.
O: very good!
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From YNWA Beer Shop, Kolding, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with liqourice, chocolate, caramel and dried fruit
zimbo (652) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly dense roasty bottle nose. Really opens up in the glass. Rich malt, dark chocolate. Thick body, fairly cloying, very sappy. Quite an alcohol bitter roast end. Tab head thins leading to some light whisps of baldy lacing. Nice, maybe a bit weedy but generally fine . Still, not overly complex and a bit one dimensional.
Foxbush (1422) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle This was a gift from a friend. The stout poured a pitch black with a no head only a tan collar. The aroma was just as complex as the taste: A mixture of molasses, chocolate and licroice with exotic fruits. The taste is bold and almost overpowering. This is not for the faint at heart. The medium body stout had soft carbonation. The finish was dry and somewhat bitter.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolute monster of a stout. Chocolate and coffee notes at the forefront, with a hot alcohol finish. Jet black with a light tan head - delicious.
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culchiem (2816) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thin black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is molasses and coffee. Flavour is sweet dark fruit, coffee, jam on a thick velvet base.
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has nice orange peel note from the challenger, medium sweetness, fairly bitter, medium-thick body, bit of a cocoa character, good stuff.
RumRunner101 (845) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with brown head. Aroma is rich, slightly sweet, with dark chocolate and coffee. Big and boozy with dark chocolate, coffee, toasted malts. Finishes on a bitter note and lingers with hot alcohol. I don’t think this is quite ripe enough.