bhensonb (12171) - 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.
gunnfryd (12118) - 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.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a thin brown head. The oily body noticeable adheres to the glassware. Aroma of roastiness, vanilla, oatmeal, lactose, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish.
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Small tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some vanilla, coffee syrup, light grapefruit/floral, alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, oatmeal, some coffee, molasses, burnt, light grapefruit. Boozy with medium alcohol burn. Full body, smooth and sticky.
Tmoney99 (11705) - 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.
Christian (11664) - 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 (11387) - 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 (11367) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (11315) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter powerfull roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Pinball (11137) - 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.