Bragesnak (5394) - 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 (873) - 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 (1724) - 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 (3405) - 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 (1978) - 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 (918) - 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.
Sunni05 (33) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and thick as you sip it. Hints of chocolate in the nose. Explodes on the palate with coffee and dark chocolate notes. There's a bit of bitterness from the hops...very tasty.
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pintofbitter1 (7) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Narwhal pours opaque black with an orange rim, essentially motor oil. The bouquet intermixes prunes, dark chocolate, dried figs, cherry cordials and Chambord. Absurdly rich and thick, it gives new definition to "full-bodied." The palate boasts bitter with espresso grounds, fermented fruit and chocolate bars with 85% cocoa! Admirably complex but overbearing, unapproachable. ---- instagram.com/pintofbitter
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice imperial stout. Smooth and slightly sweet. Again SN makes a beer that is approachable yet not boring. Well done.