Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours pitch and thick black with a thin shortlasting nutty head. Aromas of whisky, nuts, vanilla, coffee, roast and some dark chocolate. Taste is very whisky up front, dark sweet fruits, roast. Whisky stays all the way through. Slightly too much to my taste.
Garrold (2346) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, cola brown. Halo of tan head. Nutty, milk chocolate. Light, roast malt. Light, ground coffee. Taste is fruity dry. Some milk chocolate sweetness. Palate is a tad thin, maybe. More of the chocolate sweetness on the finish, but mostly lingering, light bitter dryness.
dogbomb (1011) - ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark black with almost no head to speak of until you shake the deep tan around. Nose is peaty, deep, malty, chocolatey, jim beamy, vanilla and wood. First mouthful surprised me - hit the back of my throat and I had a tiny coughing fit! Soon got that under control and went in for a second bite of the cherry. Quite a thick, slick mouthfeel with cream, nuts, alcohol, amaretto, vanilla, oats, jim beam... A sipper with bags and bags of flavour coming out in every mouthfeel. A warmth afterwards, which makes the flavour linger and last. Yummy!
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at jens... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft deep meaty roast malts nose... Sweet chocolate roast... Tiny vegative hints... Soft whiskey... Deep dark solid roast ... Sweet dark chocolate... Nice
jackl (5479) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Thanks to Leighton for the pour! Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Burnt Cadbury’s Whole Nut Bar. A bit of butterscotch hot booziness. Oatmeal cookies. Similar flavor. Flecks of burnt wood, toffee. Roasted nut and hints of vanilla. Full body, oily. Siren continue to impress.
Stuu666 (5875) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, roasty, chocolate, coconut, sweet., light bourbon, thin.
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7.4% abv on label]. Jet black colour with small, tan head. Aroma of leather, bourbon and treacle. Taste is slightly sweet. Thinnish oily texture,slightly sticky palate. Finish bourbon sweet.
Abrakarl (382) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tas ty and delicious stout. Prefer the stronger ones but this is really good. Can feel the bourbon.
Idiosynkrasie (4668) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle [7.4% abv as per label]. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with hints of oak, leather, a touch of treacle, vanilla, very cautious hints of mustard and freshly compounded concrete. Taste is slightly dry, subtle dark malty sweetness, notes of treacle, vanilla, oak, leather; oily texture, unbelievably smooth, soft, silky and slightly sticky palate. Man! F***ing awesome! Rich like an Impy Stout, comparatively easy drinkable, and so charmingly soft without being flat - excellent!
tiong (4566) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, oak, roasted malts and earthy notes. Taste is silky smooth, sweetish oaky and woody with some bourbon and roastiness. Finish is smooth, silky and sweetish with some oakiness and bourbony notes. Pretty smooth stout.