Mad_Ferret (976) - - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 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.
Johnstledger8 (672) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 Bottle. Pitch black with a mostly fading light brown bubbly to foamy head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasty, coffee, biscuit, dark fruits. Taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, loads of roasted and bitter notes, nuts and dark fruits on the finish. Dense, sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
ALIBALI (432) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ganz große amerikanische Braukunst. Komplex und doch easy to drink. Alle klassischen Imperial Stout Einflüsse vorhanden, Schoko, Röst, Vanille treffen auf tolle Hopfenbittere. Nur die etwas besondere Note fehlt ein wenig. 0,3/6-7€ vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color. Chocolate bar, chocolate cake, roasted malt, raisins, soy aromas. Chocolate tasting, raisins, roasted taste. Sweet, but very balanced. Medium bitter finish, dry and roasted. Awesome.
PintjeFritz (118) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a very nice brown short head, good balance, malty but not too much, dark chocolate, alcohol, full body but not too massy, long finish,
(I have 0.65l bottle with bottled on 03/23/16)
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Safeway in Burlingame, CA. Aroma is licorice, coffee, burnt black fruit. Taste is sweet and smoky coffee and dark chocolate with fruits. Gets a bit ashy in there which I like. A thickety-thick boy.
Garrold (4018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. 2016 release. Wine Rack, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield. Not far off black. Ring of lasting, light brown head. Nose has dark, woody roast malts. Liquorice root. Coffee grinds. Some treacle. Some bitter chocolate. Hint of vanilla. Taste has lip coating, treacle sweetness, and plenty of roasted malt, woody, liquorice bitterness. Smooth, full mouthfeel. Bit too much fizz. Very drinkable, mind. Touch of dryness near the end, with a lingering, woody bitterness. Nice one. Needs a year or two under it’s belt, I reckon.
Gerbeer (3026) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. 2016 vintage. Pours black with moderate tan head of big bubbles. Aromas of chocolate cake icing, rich cafe au lait, sweet vanilla, and creamy roasted malts with notes of peppery alcohol. Flavors of licorice, dark brownies, dry roasted malts, and more peppery alcohol. Dry and a bit alcoholic but super stuff. Worth cellaring if I could find a case!
M15ter (34) - - JUN 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, opaque, minimal tan head.
Chocolate, chalk, vanilla, buttery aromas.
Sweet and slightly bitter.
Chocolate, licorice, wood, pepper flavors.
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wyldeturkey101 (29) - - JUN 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m trying this beer on a recommendation that has never led me wrong once again proving to be a good source. A strong aroma, a tan colour with a taste tgat bursts with flavour.
Gespuccian (114) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is full of dark fruits, roast, booze. Jet black pour with light lacing. Taste is huge - full of dark roast, some bitter coffee, prune maybe. Palate is full, heavy but smooth, some lingering booze. Delicious.
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