Mad_Ferret (661) - - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle @ home, 5/4-14.
App: Oily black with a nice thick and creamy mocka brown head that lace.
Aroma: Coffee, caramel, chocolate, sweet licorice, leather and bitter herbs. Some fruity hints too.
Taste: Sweet and roasted with sweet licorice, coffee and cocolate, but also a nice caramel softness with a pinch of grapefruit. Ends herby/burnt bitter with a rather thick leathery saltiness that gets a bit cloying when it warms up.
Palate: Big, soft mouthfeel with soft and slight mushy carbonation and oily texture.
Overall: A very good stout with a nice caramel softness to it. The saltiness disturbs me a bit though.
Sun2u (2) - - 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 (919) - 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 (2334) - 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 (1900) - 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.
FunkyF (159) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Kraftig tung doft av choklad, kaffe, bränt socker och portvin. Smak av choklad och kaffe med mjölk. Lite lätt i smaken jämfört med doften.
e303 (122) - - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to beer tulip. Dark black pour with decent, non lasting head. The aroma on this is dark. Dark roast, dark fruits, dark malt, dark chocolate, just dark everything. The taste is similar with an okay profile. Mostly roasty and dark. The finish is thick and oily. Not my favorite RIS but a good example. 2014 release.
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davidtjm (573) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pour is black, aroma is caramel, toffee, alcohol. Taste is roast malts toffee, alcohol, sweetness, finish is sweet toffee, full-bodied, carbonation is soft. Good stuff, you would never guess the 11%
SarkyNorthener (2383) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg@brewdog, birmingham. Black beer with medium head. Aroma of coffee, dark malts and licorice. Taste is coffee, dark fruits, licorice and treacle. Medoum bodied and sticky. Excellent.
spujr (23) - - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much on the nose for me but I’m drinking it a little cold. Appearance and taste too style and good but the overall palate a bit to tannic for my taste. Nice caramel over tones. I don’t taste the OH from this which is also good.