jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-04-29. Crisp dark brown black body, nice creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is roasty but softened somehow, lightly dusty, mild malt undertones. Flavour is interesting, dry roast up front, sweetish malt middle has an interesting quality to it. Sort of nutty fruity herbal melange, pleasantly so. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3++ Pretty solid overall. A stout with brown ale leanings? On tap at Farmhouse, Burlington
scarletfire65 (986) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, at home. The aroma is hoppy, pine, coffee, roasted malts. This stout is bracingly bitter, resinous, sprucey - piney, with a bright, slightly acidic finish. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Good, but a bit too much on the pine.
Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium, creamy looking tan head. Aroma contains chocolate and vanilla mostly, along with undertones of pine and coffee. The taste is more unusual for this style in the fact that a large amount of pine is noticed right away. I get more chocolate and coffee, and less vanilla. There is quite a bit of caramel in here as well as roasted malts. Medium bodied, creamy in texture, with a higher amount of carbonation that is regularly found in this style. Aftertaste consists of pine, coffee, and chocolate. I enjoyed this. Its a little different with a lot of tasty things going on in here.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 The nose has a toasty sweetness about it. Faint dark fruits (plums), chocolate, and pine. Pours a brownish-black with a long lasting khaki head and spotty lacing. The taste is bitter. Roasted/burnt malt, with hints of dried fruit, and hoppy pine bitter finish. Somewhat like a Black IPA. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. (Would prefer a fuller body.) Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, the taste is not robust, but rather subdued. would drink again. (Taste improves as it gets warmer.)
kerenmk (2613) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black, opaque with tan head, phenol, petroleum and vanilla aroma, stoutish taste with roast and some old coffee. Smooth texture, full body, roasty, bitter aftertaste.
bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it out of a big ol can. It seems like more of a black IPA style, very hoppy but with some malt poking through. Pretty good, would get it again.
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of moka and hops, flavor of moka and hops with coffee and pine, medium bodied
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dégustée en fût au Farmhouse Tap & Grill à Burlington, VT. De couleur noire-brune et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, léger de chocolat noir, de houblon herbeux et de café avec des traces de pain brûlé et de mélasse. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes huileuses. Léger goût de chocolat noir lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti aux notes brûlées avec des notes de pain grillé et quelques traces de mélasse brûlée puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes terreuses avec un léger goût de café. Post-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, moyen-léger amer de rôti, léger de houblon herbeux aux traces terreuses avec des notes de café et de chocolat noir. (17 avril 2013)
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, a little bit of pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, some bittersweet chocolate, a little hoppy, with a bitter roasty finish.
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of hops, a bit piney and resinous, roastiness and coffee. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee beans, a bit "green", and nice hops bitterness, a bit resinous. Medium-bodied.