bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Malt aroma. Toffee and light dark fruit flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and light dark fruit lingers with light yeast.
bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small brown head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa, a bit fruity and vinous. Flavor is the same, some sweetness and fruitiness counter balanced by medium roasty bitterness. Not a lot of barrel going on here. Medium body, almost a bit watery. Somewhat hot due ABv. Nice beer.
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Super thick dark pour. Very roasty with noticeable blackberry sweetness. Really nice!
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours very dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of well-integrated blackberry, oak, roast chocolate, roast coffee and vanilla. Medium body. Touch overcarbonated.
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured pitch black and oily, almost no head. nose of blackberries and sweetness was clear. taste was pretty earthy and muddy like fresh picked blackberries. great chocolate taste and earthy taste. sweetness of the port meshes very well. I had this a few times last night.
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Ebenezerís. Pitch black tar color with thin soapy tan head. Nose is great, thick berries notes, port wine with the roasted malts in the background. The flavor is fantastic! The chocolate roasty flavor is up front followed by the black berry, traces of coffee and ending with some dark fruits. The 13 % is masked so well itís scary. The body is thick but still remains highly drinkable in the "chug" capacity. You can for sure sip it but I had to be careful to to gulp it. This stout is beautiful.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting at Jamesí place. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized dense tan head that vanishes but reappears with some gentle agitation. Big roast and cocoa on the nose leading into a bit of berries that linger. Medium-bodied, a bit of smoky roast, cocoa, chewy fudge with a bit of berries. More sweet chocolate with a nice bitter bite, light berries hidden throughout. Rather nice, the berries are always present but never prominent, subtly hiding in the background. Tasty.
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a creamy light brown lacing. Faint berry notes with coffee and chocolate. Thick creamy body
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Klaas for sharing this beast of a 75cl bottle. It pours with a dark void of a body that supports briefly a mocha colored head. The aroma sends up dark roasted malts, burnt malts, some chocolate, spicy black licorice and slivers of sweet dark fruity esters that may contain some blackberry notes too. Cool. The taste is similar where highly roasted malts abound and are smoothed flat by some malts and molasses and smooth faint sweet dark fruity ester notes. This is really roasty with added notes of dark chocolate and a lighter chocolate candy bar mixed with a bit of toffee. In the background I do get a slightly tart berry fruitiness that helps round out the experience. Terrific sipper. Thanks again for the share.
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Darkguardian. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Dark roasted malts, delicious caramel, and berry notes. Vanilla and woody undercurrents. Fantastic mouthfeel. Complex with an above average body.