ben4321 (4260) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/4/14
Aroma: The nose is dark fruit/plum and plenty of roasted malts, with burnt/coffee notes
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small, lasting, off-white head and heavy, spotted lace
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, but more on the roasty side, with a burnt/bitter finish
Palate: The body is fairly full, it has a bit of heat, a sticky feel, and a lengthy, dry finish
This is a pretty tasty beer. It feels all of its 8%, and I probably would have guessed higher, it is definitely a sipper. Overall though, this combination of flavors works pretty nicely.
BOSSbrewer (2076) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark amber brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is slightly roasty and sweet with some chocolate. Nice beer. Not much plum though.
thomat (2200) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty with chocolate tones. Malt, fruit, chocolate and hops. Medium to full body with a bitter sweet finish.
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark beer, very slight ruby hue. Foamy head. Aroma of prune juice and dark chocolate. Tastes like chocolate, straw, coffee, hops. Bitter.
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Here’s a beer with what should be conflicting flavors but pairs up nicely. Dark mahogany with a thick tan foam. Red fruit, chocolate in the aroma; the body livens up from the counterbalanced roasted malts and plum fruitiness. Finish leans to the sweet side finishing in dark chocolate.
cfrancis (2561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a moderate beige head. Aroma is sweet plums and other red fruits. Taste is fruit, obvious plum, surprised roasted malts is not very prevalent. Not bad but not very "porteresque"
Aurelius (4446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big malty aroma - with dark fruit, leather, chewing tobacco. Very dark, somewhat light, filmy head. Decent faux painted label on a 22-oz bomber. Smooth, tangy, toasty/roasty, sweet, a jousting bitterness which is a combination of the roast, alcohol and hops. Sweet caramel going into the finish, a light coffee astringency towards the end as well. A buffered, chewy mouthfeel but with decent carbonation. Finishes out with light acidity and a pleasant bitterness, but there’s a sugary element in there too. A tad metallic on the lips. A nice warmer on a cold night. Publix, Bradfordville. Go Noles, beat Auburn!
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful color, but the nose was lacking. The flavor is quite good, with a nice graininess but a surprisingly smooth finish after a fairly strong body. Very nice finish.
northropfrye (2348) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad stout. Dark cocoa a bit of sweetness from the prunes but kind of understated on the flavour. Ok
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clapham. Deep brown pour with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of plum, roast malt and a touch of pine. The finish is fruity with a plum and earthy malt aftertaste. Above average overall.