mr_h (4032) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (bb 31 May 2015) at home, source unknown, treacle, chocolate, burnt toast aroma, opaque deep chestnut brown with a good tan head, treacle, toffee, hint of bourbon, sweet, viscous, soft carbonation.
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear maroon brown color, very slow gusher. Huge brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of vanilla, cherry, cocoa, coffee. Taste has smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, cherry, coffee grounds. Decent.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. This is a deep and dark brown looking one with a really nice dense lacing and almost everlasting brownish top. Smells absolutely lovely. Rich deep dark cocoa with sweet milky chocolate, lots of woody vanilla and fudge like brownies. Absolutely lovely. It has a almost cloudy feeling in the mouth this. It’s not sweet or cloying at all, if anything slightly dryish but balanced as heck. There’s mineralish chocolate here, dry cocoa powder, some wood and a nice general toastiness all the way. A lovely lightdrinkable fruity stout creation I’d gladly drink again. 09.08.2014
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 1, 2014. Bottle at home, best before may 2015. Black with a large frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, light bourbon, cherries. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter roasted and light tart fruity. Medium bodied.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ VastActiv
Aroma has sweet cherry tones, some licorice and tart sherry tones. Flavour has candid sugar, some ripe fruits and berry juice. Too juicy but not bad still.
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Helsinki. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Mother Kelly’s. It pours a deep black color with a small beige head. Aroma is with roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, mild tart cherries. Taste is quite sweet andnot much in the way of tartness or funk, with dark chocolate, wild cherries, vanilla, wood, roasted malts and slight alcohol kick. Really good but could have used more tartness from the cherries
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours pitch black with a huge frothy dark tanned head. Vinous aroma with cherries, roasty malts and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is complex with roasted malts, chocolate and ripe meaty cherries.Very good beer, stout or no stout.
jinroh (839) - ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, beige brown head. Nose has coffee, cocoa, cherries and some sour notes. A lot of sour cherries are defining the taste at first, going over to a more chocolaty and caramel/toffee notes. Compared with a non-Grand Cru version, I like this one definitely better! Reminds me of a chocolate candy that has just one cherry - sour and soaked in rum - inside. Very nice.
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with med brown color head. Intense bourbon nose with rich dark chocolate and rum balls in the nose. The mouth is med full and a touch unbalanced, sour with dark chcolate. Not smooth. Sour. I wonder if it comes from the cherries.