Joakgust (1310) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl - Opaque black beer with no head. Aroma is malty with sour, vinous notes of licorice, vanilla, raisins and wood. Flavor is sourish fruity with notes of overripe fruit, vanilla, licorice and yet again wine like substances, perhaps oak. Very enjoyable, tastes like it would be stronger alcohol wise.
mar (5142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Deep brown almost black with a khaki head. Nose is dried fruits, caramel and chocolate. Nice thickness with a rich roasted chocolate flavor and some slight coffee.
travita (4739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bman. The smell is malts, alchol, dark fruits, wood, and nuts. The look is red brown in color with a tan colored head. The taste is fruits, wood, caramel, sweet, and chocolate.
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. I got the very bottom of this bottle. Murky brown pour. Smells very bready. Sweet malts with some coffee notes. Very very sharp taste. Upfront coffee that is so sweet it hurts. Would like to try again with a better sample.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with daknole. Pours with a fading tan head over a clear, deep brown body. Aroma of oak, raisins, chocolate, and coffee (rich espresso). Taste is raisins, dirt, chocolate, coffee, plums, slightly vinous, and nutty. Light bubbles and a creamy mouthfeel.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, deep brown color with no head, chalky chocolate fruity aroma, flavor has some smoke, raisins, cocoa, nice body and finish
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Keith! Poured medium-viscosity reddish-brown with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sour oak and coffee notes accented by a little dark fruit and char.. warm and inviting, but it still seemed to be missing something. The flavor found oaky tartness throughout.. light-moderately roasted coffee and black patent maltage at the core.. just a light earthy bitterness with some vanilla and more oak on the edges.. finished slick and quick with surprisingly little substance. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. the barrel itself wasn’t huge here, but the underlying beer couldn’t quite stand up to it.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Big charcoal, oak, marshmallow, nutty, dark chocolate nose. Very distinctive. A bit thin body with charcoal, cherries and dark chocolate, but it is a bit sour. Lingering charcoal cherry finish. Nose promised more than delivered.
caesar (6364) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of candy sugar, brown malt, roasted, some dried fruit. Bit dryish taste, chocolat, coffee. Nice.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from fata2683. Thanks my friend! Pours a dark brown with barely any head. Roasted malt, coffee, and a light note of red wine. Flavor is subtle but delicate and quite nice. Coffee, light tartness, light hints of raisins, and again some red wine notes. If you are looking for an imperial stout or big huge chocolate bomb, this isn’t it. But if you want an undestated and delicous take on the style...this is it.