Darwenus (444) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark, looks like a porter, with rust highlights. Thereís very little head, and a strong aroma I could pick up on before I lifted the glass. Lots of malt, some caramel, ginger, and strong anise. All of that comes through in the flavor, plus heavy, roasted malt, coffee, almonds, chocolate, and a big kick from the hops. Thereís plenty of heat from the 11% ABV, which is nice if you want something thatís gonna get a little rough with you. This is a damn fine beer.
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home a part of my birthday gift from Plovmand... Thanks my friend! :) It pours very dark brown with a medium tan head.....The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate.....The flavor is light smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate and some hops......
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome beer. Comes out mostly like an imperial stout. The aroma is chocolate, licorice, cereal grains, bread. The apperance is deep brown, off-white head. The flavor is like th aroma, chocolate, licorice, molasses, cereal grains. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Medium/thick in body. Very nice.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with garnet highlights when held against the light. Sticky beige head. Citrus hop nose with brown sugar sweetness and some cereal wheat hints. Nice hoppy taste with lots of pine, brown sugar, caramel corn, molasses and a long bitter grass finish. tastey beer.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everything in the kettle! Big bold brew with a lot of flavors. It has a lot of caramel, roasty, nutt flavors and a lot of hops hidden in that big palate. Itís aged about 9 months so itís pretty smooth. Finish is dry. Alcohol well hidden.
jcos (1350) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 shared with Ben and Dave.
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with white/red head.
Aroma: Aroma of nut and roast.
Taste: Light bitterness, nut, roasty.
Summary: I enjoyed this beer. I had a different double brown the previous night, and wish it tasted like this.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012
Location: Bottle shared w/ jcos, and dbarnold, 10/21/12
Aroma: Thereís a lot going on in this nose of this one, including chocolate, sweet malts, some fruit, spice, a bunch of different hops, etc, etc, etc
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a beige head
Flavor: The taste is also rather rich with lots of malt and hop flavors, balanced between sweet and bitter
Palate: This beer has a medium-plus body and a pretty solid mouthfeel
I was torn on this one. It is interesting and complex, and it works pretty well, but there may be a little too much going on, which left it feeling a touch muddled.
adamjackson (1747) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep dark black. 1 finger head. Fades to a light level of bubbles. Very weak nose. Mild bitterness and licorice. Taste is well...harsh. Loyd of smoke and oak. Honey and brown sugar. Hops and peppers. Meh.
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big black pour with a thick, lasting tan head.
Roast malt, cocoa, coffee, complex yet subtle aroma.
Interesting flavor here. No roast malt bitterness, some chocolate, a little coffee, sweet but not overly so. Different than a stout, not a barley wine.
I think they stumbled onto a good one.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stone total tap takeover at Parkway Tavern. The nose is pretty intense. Stewed fruit and some light barrel character. A little bit of soft vineous woodiness. A bit of soft peppery/vanilla flavour and some moderate cocoa. Assertive woody bitterness but has a nice light chewiness. Pretty nice.