TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours very dark with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is a very smooth stout with good balance between malts, chocolate and abv.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 version poured into a tulip. Pours an opaque black with a huge 2" dark brown head that dissipates into a half inch and leaves tons of lacing in the glass(a ring on the glass for every sip). Aroma is of vanilla chocolate, smoke/wood, espresso & bourbon. Taste is roasted malts & molasses up front with a sweet dark fruits on the finish & a string dark chocolate/strong espresso type bitterness on the finish. Mouth feel is very creamy & makes this big beer very smooth, well rounded & blends all flavors together perfectly.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
Pitch black color, pouring oily, initially almost without head, developing later a generous and persistent brown creamy head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate with vanilla pod, Bourbon oak, roasted nuts. Smooth mouthfeel, and good body size; the flavor is deep, chocolatey, but unfortunately also too roasty; it has some liquorice flavor, traces of vanilla, and mild final salty impression; coffeish finish.
Good, but too burnt, in my book.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle , from pushkinwow in trade, velvet brown pour with creamy espresso foam, aroma is bitter chocolate, raisin, cake, flavor is roast malt chcocoate, raisin bread, burnt ash finish
LoicLegault (7) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 and 2011 side by side.
black with small brown head that goes away
heavy and complex taste, the 2011 more bitter on finish
not a lot of carbonation specially in the 2010
Worth waiting the 2010 was way better
Gerbeer (3134) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle. Pours black with huge dark tan head. Aromas of hickory smoke and dark roasted malts. Smooth and full bodied. Dark flavors of burnt wood, burnt malts, dark fruit, and dark chocolate
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 341ml, robe noire au reflets rubis, arôme de houblon et de torréfaction, goût de moka vanillé et de houblonsl e tout bien balancé
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
23/11/12 - 341ml bottle @ home - 2011 vintage - BB: n/a (2012-1304) Thanks to Hafiz for the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black, thick substance, small beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, pretty yeasty, pumpernickel bread, cocoa powder. MF: quite some carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty bitter overpowering a lot of the flavours, caramel, cocoa powder, bit sourish, incense, slightly sweet touch. Aftertaste: caramel, charcoal, coffee, little sour, some vanilla.
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared from a 11.5 oz bottle at home. Pours d black with a creamy tan head. Fermented raisin nose. Hints of dark fruits, coffee and chocolate. Bitter finish.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pure decadance. Pours an opaque black with large, foamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood. Sweet coffee and fruit, licorice. Smooth finish with some alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel. Gonna through some of these in the cellar and wait a few years.