bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours really black with a thin dark tan head. It smells wonderful. Chocolate and treacle? Full bodied and mildly carbonated. Flavor is chocolate, light treacle, maybe a little dark fruit, and it finishes smoothly bitter in a burnt malt sense. It is super fantastic. Great mouthfeel.
chrisv10 (11337) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, little caramel, hops and medium bitter.
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 Black with a tiny off-white head. A complex aroma of roses and citrus, licorice, chocolate and caramel with a hint of smoke. Sweet and really rich with dark malts, chocolate and oat crackers. A slight candy-like sweetness that could be too much, but I managed a bottle without it getting cloying.
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours utterly black with a fine, small, creamy, cappucino head. Medium duration. Aroma is sweet, lots of chocolate and the oats are rather apparent. Some stingy alcohol hits my nose with some prune-like fruitiness. Low carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, lightly roasted. There is lots of goodness in here. Chocolate abound, liqourice peeps through, hops add bitterness and dryness. The alcohol might be just a tad too apparent, and warms nicely. The oats is apparent in the mouthfeel as well as a fine, lingering, sweet aftertaste of oats, chocolate and coffee. This is one of ST’s nicer offerings.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle-pours a thick black sludge, then with pouring straight in , finally a thin brown head. Aroma is dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is very sweet dark malt-molasses/licorice, dark fruit, oatmeal, some acidity (from hops). A dessert beer for sipping. Good for style. Occasional. Full body, syrupy. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.
gunnfryd (11056) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oat, mocha, roasted malt. Flavour is oat, hop, roasted malt, coffee, mocha, alcohol. Pleasent full body. Very nice beer.
Tmoney99 (10980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a black color with a moderate creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted malt, hardy candy and woody alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture. Heavy complex bittersweet stout flavor with a smooth sweet oatmeal finish of long duration. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a standout beer.
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SEHR voluminöser Antrunk aus cremigen und dunklem Malz. Es bestehen bereits hier röstige, ins Kaffeeartige gehende Aromen. Getrdeidenoten sind angenehm innerhalb des Malzes vorhanden, welches deutlich achokoladig wirkt und mit jeder Sekunde an Intensität zunimmt. Fantastisch aromatisch, leider lugt ab und an der Alkohol durch, was das Ganze aber nur wenig beeinflusst. Vergoren fruchtiger Abgang mit deutlichen Schokoladennoten, Absolut gelungenes Bier ohne jegliche Schwächen! 12/13/12/13/12/13
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, smooth yellow head.
roasted grains, licorice, sweet malts, oatmeal. well balanced and well composed.
flavor is faint licorice, roasted grains, dark chocolate, caramel, flavor is super well blended and hops balance the rest so well. faint tobacco.
palate is perfect
this beer is almost perfect, taste is so good, and alc is very well hidden.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Date: October 05, 2007
Appearance: black, wispy beige head
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with a light sweet character from the alcohol
Body: big creamy body gets a bit sticky
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of sweetness works to bring out more of the chocolate and turns it into a silky sweet milk chocolate, touch of licorice, roasted character comes in with the hops to keep the malty sweetness in balance, light bitter finish
Date: November 10, 2007
the rich roasted and dark chocolate is taking on a coffee character,
Date: February 21, 2011
Source: hop city
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, milky sweetness
Body: rich creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, milky sweetness, touch of caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4