boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Has a vanilla and toasted malt smell. Taste is similar with a bit of coffee in there. Little boozy but pretty nice
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Big coffee aroma. Beige head. Black very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.
travita (3837) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown to black in color decent off light tan head. The smell is heavy coffee, malts, roast, dark chocolate, and some wood. The taste is coffee, roast, malts, and chocolate.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, woody, and smoke. Tastes of coffee, dark fruits, rum, roast, and some smoke.
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent charred barrel aroma. Pure black with nice tan head. Excellent chocolatey, smokey-char-wood flavor.
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkest of pours neat tan head aroma vanilla tobacco strong sweet malt mild rum influence flavours dry coffee cigarette taste raisin prune mild honey sweetness fizz and dry give a good aftertaste with malt splendour classy stout
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chris O’s ’Raise the Roof" tasting. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Smoke,caramel, coffee and chocolate flavours. Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla in the flavour. Excellent.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pitch black pour with a massive, thick brown head. The nose is loaded with tobacco and coffee. Rich and fairly vanillaish. There is also a lot of dried raisin, rum and intensely rich and roasty. There is lots of cocoa and a very long lingering bitterness. A little bit of heavy chewiness. Cold coffee and rich roastiness. Earthy and intense.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma is big and smoky, with beefy notes of tobacco and well aged dark rum. Big and bold but not sweet, at least in the nose. The flavor hits up front with a touch of unfermented malt sugars, with a molasses-like rum body, and a roasty, chalky finish.
jkwalking05 (3625) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackin color with a decent tan head. Aroma is heavy in coffee with some molasses. Taste is rich in coffee, roasted malts, and molasses.