gramity (1460) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. 2008 vintage. Black beer has thin, creamy beige head. Deep and dark aroma, lots of roasted barley, rich graininess and biscuity barley, dark caramel, licorice, some coffee and milk chocolate. A whiff of alcohol. Hop aroma is quite restricted being slightly herbal. Heavy malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness, milk chocolate notes with light acidity. Finishes complex with heavy roastedness with only slightly salty licorice, some fermented/ripe berries, sweet caramel and heavy/slightly resiny bitterness. Later it is almost woody dry and dark chocolate/coffee aromas emerge with a hint of alcoholic warmth. Extremely full bodied, almost syrupy, velvety smooth texture. Very enjoyable.
Erasmus_ro (1484) - 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 (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 (921) - 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 (2336) - 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 (1903) - 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 (162) - 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 (574) - 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 (2388) - 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.