Nicke80 (227) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with big brown head. Roasted coffee and cocoa aroma with loads of coffee and cocoa and vanilla taste. Bitter sweet aftertaste with loads of coffee and cocoa.
Lowenbrau (2416) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl bottle from BottleDog, London. 12-09-2014.
Pours black with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Coffe, roasty, liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste follows the nose. Smooth, viscous mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, burnt caramel, wood flavours. Balanced and enjoybale, but some more body would be appreciated.
Mears (37) - - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good imperial stout. Love the taste. Glad I snagged a few bottles.
Slubgob (205) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 release. Bomber into pint glass. Opaque, bordering on black. Chocolate, popcorn(?! maybe that’s the anise, but toasted?), dark roast coffee, a bit of dark topsoil. Thick and heavy in the mouth, rich malt, coffee and cocoa. Oily lingering finish, just enough bitterness to celanse the pallete and leave a lingering dark chocolate sense. A fantastic stout.
Erasmus_ro (1636) - Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark black and oily with a small, dark mocha-colored head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, roast, light soy sauce. Taste is roasted, chocolate, coffee, strong liquorice, light soy sauce. Dark maltiness, some fruity hoppiness. Full, fairly strong carbonation.
Sun2u (4) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark smooth Stout. Has a very nice aftertaste. Good Texter over the tongue.
Leini (1100) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low tan head. Roasted notes, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee and burnt sugar. Finishes a bit dry.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at BrewDog Clapham Junction, Battersea. Pours black, thin tan. Aroma of coffee, molasses, aniseed, leather and dark malt. Full, smooth mouthfeel. Burnt malt flavours, with treacle, espresso and spice. Finish is ash, tar, burnt sugar, burnt coffee beans and port. Smashing.
stevoj (2553) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bittercreek Alehouse Dark Days 2014 pouring this 2011 vintage. Not much can be added here, a truly superlative beer. Dark with a tinge of ruby, smooth and velvety, plenty of gentle warmth.
markas101 (1959) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Craft Beer Market, Calgary, AB, Canada. Jet black, thick dark beige head. Spruce resin and prune aroma. Great texture, some chocolate then a mint hop hit with a long dark chocolate and resin finish. Great.