PeterA (340) - - JUN 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I probably shouldn’t have had this in the middle of the summer in an un-airconditioned house. That being said, the aroma was complex and malty. The flavors were chocolate and mocha that left just a touch of bitterness behind. The mouthfeel was a bit astringent, which is really my one complaint about this beer, the alcohol was to present for my taste. But then again, I probably should have just aged it until there was snow on the ground.
Slubgob (196) - 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 (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 (3) - - 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 (922) - 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 (2340) - 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 (1905) - 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 (173) - 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 (577) - 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%