Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like eating a very bitter Hershey bar. Over the top. Not subtle. Full bodied, creamy. Use earplugs.
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 2009-06-12, blind tasting at Papsø’s, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Black color; medium head. Light aroma of roasted malt and alcohol, very light wood. Good body strength and round mouthfeel, strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor, inky salty, with strong bitterness and nice alcohol warmth. Very solid, good.
2008-09-09, draught at the Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas, 6-3-7-3-14=33
Black color. Poor aroma, light roasted malt and chocolate. The mouthfeel is quite soft, with mild coffee flavor, chocolate; difficult to detect oatmeal characteristics. Side-to-side with a Drake’s Imperial Stout and Deschutes Imperial Porter, this is by far the least interesting.
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Cloon. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Good roast in those, milk chocolate, ash. Medium sweet flavour with jammy dark fruits, berries, cocoa, roast. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Nice balance in the finish, more luscious chocolate, moderate roast, raisins. Good stuff.
rlgk (18322) - 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.
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 250516
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Würzig malziger Antrunk mit gelungenen nussigen Schokoladennoten und hellem Getreide (Hafer), dabei nie alkoholisch. Rund un voll, harmonisch, wenig trocken. Schokoladiger Langer Abgang mit subtilder Getreidenote. Sehr gut! 12/13/12/13//13
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Black, thin tan head. Lots of bitter choc, some nutmeg. Still some American hops on end. It’s quite strong on the alcohol, bit of vanilla, bit too unsubtle. Hot alcohol and some whiskyish nature to it.
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Level 42, picked up in the US, 20/10/16.
Black with a well appointed tan cap.
Nose is charr, chocolate biscuit, spice, toffee, light dark fruit rinse.
Taste comprises chocolate, spice, charr, toffee, brown bread, milk chocolate.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Easy drinking impy but no Ww.
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and hops. Nice oily palate and full bodied.
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 22oz. A next to black beer looking clear, with a small tan head on top. Hoppy dustyness, chocolate, cocoa and bitter chocolate in the aroma. The flavor followes the same pattern, with chocolate bitterness and some alcohol added. Full-bodied and warm on the palate. The finish is lasting, with chocolate the most evident flavor, but there’s also a little coffee touch. Yet another nice Stone. Would be interesting with more evident hops. Maybe. (080811)