Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Camdern BrewDog, thanks to Ken. Pours thick brown with a foamy, beige head. Chocolatey roasted malt aroma with some pine. Very sweet flavor, some booze, pine, light cocoa and earth. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, moderate roast linger, piney bitters, dark sugars, booze, huge sweetness, mild brownies, faint burnt wood. Big, big beer. Good stuff.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours almost black in color with two fingers of tan head that has great retention and lacing.
S: Smells like a classic hoppy Stone beer. Tons of grapefruit peel and pine with some intense herbal and woody hop notes. There is a fair amount of roast to it. A hint of fruit on the finish.
T: The roast flavor is a bit more powerful than I expected. There is a touch of chocolate followed by lots of grapefruit and a little bit of pineapple. Herbal and piney hops on the back end with a lot of bitterness.
M: The body is quite full with a medium carbonation with a lingering bitterness.
O: Not as good as Stone 11 or SoCal Hop Salute, but not bad. A bit boozy as it warms in the glass.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 03, 2011
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: heavy roasted aroma with lots of citrus, touch of sweet pine
Flavor: bitter dark chocolate flavor, well roasted, hops balance the dark malts with sweet peppery pine and a heaping helping of citrus, peppery spicyness, long bitter dark chocolate and roasted finish
Date: September 06, 2011
Source: tmac Kennesaw
draft follows the bottle very closely, citrus may be even bigger on draft,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Pinball (10856) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch dark, small yellow to light brown head.
mild roasted malty aroma. flavor is roasted malty, licorice, wood, very very nice,
rlgk (10853) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ekstedts tasting 2011-12-02. Black beer with a nice brown head. Hoppy aroma, licorice, roasted, some fruits, some pine needles notes. Hoppy licorice flavor, grassy, metallic, some hay, some fruits. Hoppy finish. Very nice and refreshing.
Koelschtrinker (10720) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Angenehmer Hopfenantrunk, blumig aber hier bereits trocken. Sehr würzig und grasig, ausgewogen, gelungen. Zum Ende Citrus, zu trocken, wenig schokoladig. /11/12/12//12
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer and hides the alcohol well.
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, roast, chocolate, medicin. Flavour of roast, herbs, grass, liqourice, Spice, light perfume. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a herbal bitterness.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown head with a thin brown head. In aroma, meaty chocolate with piney hops, iodin, meaty character, very nice. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with herbal piney hops, licorice and alcohol warmth, very nice. When did the ticker the beer.
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and pine. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.