suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a big tan head. Slow to fall and tons of lacing left behind on the glass. Roasted grain aroma is predominant with some caramel, vanilla, chocolate and malt. Roasted cocoa beans is the taste I first get with a mix of dry roasted coffee and more chocolate. A bit bitter in the back, but that is mixed with a creamy smooth dryness. Excellent beer that I wish was in regular rotation.
reggiedunlop (3285) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch blach with a thin dark mocha head...lacing is decent. Aroma has dark bakers chocolate, spicy hop notes, a hint of dark fruit, faint coffee. Flavor is more chocolatey and the aroma suggests and also less spicey...very roasty and a faint hint of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is very creamy and rich with a lingering roasty finish.
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Black color, dense brown head. Sweet, malty, licorice scent. Sweet, bitter, alcohol taste. Huge bitter aftertaste, also very dry. Smooth mouthfeel, huge bitterness.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Moeder Lambik. Dark brown with tall head. Chocolate and malt nose. Taste is sweet and also of chocolate. Great oatmeal notes too. Quite bitter in the finish. Not as strong, or overpowering, as I thought it would be.
temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I’m flying off memory here. I can’t believe I missed rating this one. I know it was a nice brew. Thick, creamy, definitely chocolatey. I had it several times and enjoyed it every time. Bitter chocolate is the way to go folks.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - I’m not quite sure why I didn’t rate this when it first came out. Luckly, I had one bottle left from the half case I bought three years ago. Anyways... Pours a dark brown color with a half finger thick tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is dark esters, chocolate, and mollasses. Flavor is much of the same. The alcohol is noticeable, but not over bearing. Medium to full body. A good beer.
toxichop (407) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on stone tap takeover and loved it and recently got myself a vintage bottle of this and it was amazing. Poured into a tulip, dark with a brown head with an aroma full of bitter chocolate, and burnt malt. Taste is bitter and sweet, full of chocolate and nuts, very creamy. Finishes smooth with a long aftertaste, a little bit sticky. Very nice brew one of my fav stouts.
Dedollewaitor (14156) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Rake, London. During RBESG 11. 2008 Vintage. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Oat, ashes, roast, port, chocolate and dark fruit. Complex and tasty. Smooth and soft. Lovely.
ekstedt (5648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Rake, Southwark, London. Black with creamy beige head. Milky chocolate aroma. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Quite sweet with low bitterness.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Rake. Had spent three years in the pubcellar before being served. Black beer, brown head. Malty vinous aroma, chocolate, cocoa, milky, creamy, cocoa, some licorice. Hoppy chocolate flavor, milky, vinous, nuts, cocoa, creamy, licorice. Alcohol is very well hidden.