RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. bottle into a plastic cup in a Destin hotel room. Pours a thick, creamy, deep drown. Absolutely no head. Carbonation overall is very light. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, sugar, slightly woody. Taste is bitter chocolate with light hints of espresso. Bitter and sweet lactose. Smooth, dark roasted coffee. A little bit of wood on the finish. Very easy drinking. Lightly warming.
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
When on family holiday in Florida I went on a big hunt across Tampa to find a particular Cigar City beer. So, nice to find one, albeit a collaboration with the excellent Siren, in Beer Gonzo which is less then half a mile from my house. Almost black, and unlike its stronger cousins it keeps some of its lovely brown head and there is plenty of lacing. Body is thick and creamy. Nose is mostly milk chocolate, but there is also plummy fruit and something a bit tangy. Really good taste - coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and there is a bit of bite akin to chili. Fantastic beer.
RW80 (1826) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Appearance: Black with a nice big creamy brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malts, smoke, chocolate,Wood, red apples.
Taste: Dark chocolate bitterness, a hint of Cofee, roasted malts, some tamarind, and wood Aftertaste is a true chocolate bitterness.
Creamy, soapy mouthfeel, Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Very well executed stout which rich taste can rival with it’s booy big imperial brothers.
fluffy (2241) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not really sure about the cypress wood, but as a nice solid quality stout this is pretty amazing.
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danlo (2196) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from the Cheese & Wine shop, Darlington. Black-brown colour, brown foam head leaving lacing and aroma of smokey roast malt, dark chocolate, coffee, lactose. Taste is smoke, roast malt, woody earthy, sweet, molasses, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some light grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a darkest brown color with a bit of ruby highlighting, a light, bubbly layer of quickly diminishing, brownish tan head foam, and light spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & cocoa, with subtle woody & nutty hints. Light to medium bodied, with low carbonation, and a light silkiness to the mouthfeel, the taste added modest earthy & roasted bitterness, and a touch of sweetness. Tasty, but only a light dessert.
brewtalita (182) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, reddish bricky low head. Aroma of fresh espresso and prunes in chocolate. Unfolds with higher temperature, dont drink this too cold! Palate heavy, carbonation low. Taste complex : black soya sauce saltiness, south american cocoa jungle earthiness gives way to nice collection of dried forest fruit. Lots of cocoa nibs in finish. And something you can never tell what it is. Luxury brew.
__Rb81 (588) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 (01/12/2016) On tap at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Dark with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Bitter sweet taste, full chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, full chocolate aftertaste. Very nice. 7/4/8/4/16
(2/19/2016) Bottle at home. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cacao, earth, coffee. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate bitter, cacao, lactose, coffee, bitter roasted aftertaste. Nice. 7/4/8/4/16
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Light roasted malt and coffee aroma. Not much hint of the wood. Roasted coffee at the start with a quick shift to bitterness. Definite hints of cocoa nibs near the finish. Watery and thin finish.
gr_pa (292) - siemianowice, POLAND - JAN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black, medium brown head. Aroma: lots of cocoa, malty, some kind of sourness, lactose, coconut, wood; very complex. Body is medium, heavy sweetness, medium bitterness. In taste again lots of cocoa, lactose, it really reminds chocolate. Bit roasty finish.