HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy brown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull coffee and rum notes. Long heavy7 bitter coffee flavor. Powerfull finish. Rum cask very present (alas) Not my favorite combination in a stout. Doesnt work for me.
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black, nice lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, bitter, milky, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, tar, smoked. Coffee flavor, licorice, cocoa, tar, vanilla, roasted, smoked notes, hoppy, dry woody notes. Coffee finish, roasted and almost sourish.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee and barnyard. Flavour was packed with coffee, mocca and roasted malt. Coffee bomb.
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ UDRB, Oirschot. Coffe, ash, cream and dark chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Rhummy and alcoholic.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense creamy brown head. Roast, sweetness, spice, liqourice, coffee and caramel in the aroma. Flavour of coffee, roast, brown sugar, caramel, liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Roasty and coffee dense bitterness in the end.
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, honey, light vanilla, light rum and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, light coffee, light honey and light rum with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, prune, peppers, nutmeg, and earth. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, smoke, raisin, peppers, nutmeg, leather, and earth. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess, and a dry and biting finish.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours midnight black with a mid-sized, light brown head. Fantastic retention. The nose offers charred wood and acrid espresso grounds with whispers of cayenne and chili peppers. Full-bodied and slick with medium carbonation. The flavor suggests mild acidity, heavily roasted black and chocolate malt sweetness and carbonaceous bitterness. Burnt, bitter, lightly tangy finish. Thanks go out to darkguardian for sharing this one with the Delray Beach gang!
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.
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour, brown head. Aroma is full of sweet chocolate, booze, coffee, roast, vanilla, toasted marshmallow. Flavor is sweet, rum certainly comes through on the tongue, with some chocolate and caramel. Creamy as hell!