rouhlas (522) - GREECE - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at Hoppy pub Thessaloniki. Black color with nice creamy beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, some chocolate with the sourness of the wine barrel and fruits like berries or cherries. Sweet taste, chocolate and fruits, more bitter with coffee in the finish.
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at maxs, pours black with low head. Aroma is dark fruits and low roast. Taste is thick rich with nice sweet berries and a semi sweet finish
Tstamba (386) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on draft . Dark pour, very complex with dark roast coffee essence of berry and port well balanced, smooth, hardly notice the 13% ABV!!!
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coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark berry almost wine aroma with a black purple hue color and a tan creamy head. Fruit Chocolaty milky start with a dry metallic finish. It’s a good thing!
snoworsummer (2842) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max?s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours black with a fizzy off white head. Tastes sweet, slightly smokey, like raisins, roasted wood, booze, and sweet berries. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, yeast, raisins.
sonnycheeba (4037) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light chocolate, earthy notes, oak, faint vanilla, faint booze, and faint berry notes. Flavor is dry, rich chocolate and roast malts throughout with light ashy bitterness, cocoa, oak, and faint vanilla; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark black pour, brown head. Roasted malt, bittersweet cocoa, cherries, blueberries, lightly jammy and lightly ashy.
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, rich and rather boozy.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of berries, wood, liquorice. Taste has a vegetal note and is strangely thin on the finish. Good, but expected a lot more.
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft rich dark maltness. Berry action is a dripping tobbacco and a faded malt. Sticky. Tart. Tea bitterness. Softess smoke. Enriched berry. Clean on, weird juicy vibe. Rich, not terribly tangy on the finish but wholesome and unsweet.
Bottle, February Tasting, Cheers CAGarvie