harrisoni (13149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Black beer with lasting beige head. Choc aroma. Smooth. now this is balanced and pretty good. yes pretty good.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black body with brown edge and small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some Belgian chocolate, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some Belgian yeast, faint cherry. Medium-full body, smooth, low carbonation, some stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared by ben4321 @Paul’s Blind Stout tasting-tan-black. A-chocolate-dk malt. T-chocolate-dk malt, banana-yeast.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 26, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of fruityness, light tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, drying earthyness, touch of bourbon adds sweetness, oaky, fruity
Overall: more oaky and bitter than sour
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, smooth dark malt, and darkish fruit. Full bodied, or at least nearly so. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, smooth dark malt, treacle and something more like dates than plums. Wood is not strong, but present. Actually wood seems to get strong in the finish. As does coffee. There’s a lot going on with this one.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Spicy vanilla notes, some bourbon, and cocoa powder. Roasted malt, nutmeg, and black cherry. Flavor is nicely sweet. Vanilla, black cherry, and bourbon. Roasted malt, cocoa powder, and a nice spiced finish.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to The Peter’s mother-in-law (Myrna?). Pours dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. Dark bread malt nose, hints of Belgian candi sugar, dry cocoa. Medium to strong sweet flavor, some light dry cocoa, candi sugar, rich toast, light smoke, roasted malts. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with moderate earthy bitterness, dry cocoa, toasty sugars, brown sugar, rich dark bread. Very tasty, nice bitterness offsets the dark sugars. Great balance overall. I loves the Smuttynose.
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and vanilla wood alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, roasted, violet, anise, spicy, bready, biscuits, yeasty, woody, whiskey notes, woody. Chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, figs, raisins, yeasty, oak, caramel. Really nice.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Solid brown color, bright beige head. Aroma of Hershey bar. Taste is dark chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla, light spice. Nice.