Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vampire bottle thanks to mora2000...Nose is nice chocolate, some oxidation, spice, dryness...Taste is nice chocolate, bitterness , Some oxidation, spice , nice balance..
gendv138 (234) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft (2012) poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, booze. Tasting notes of caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, booze, roast, toffee. Full body with a semi-dry finish.
brian60625 (722) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
13 ounce snifter at Bad Apple in Chicago. Smells like whoppers candy malt balls. Deep, dark, syrupy black with brown residue sticking to the glass. Tastes just sweet enough, just boozy enough. It's one of the most balanced and approachable big stouts I've had in a while. It's a gentle giant, huge and still pretty easy to drink. Big bodied, thick, viscous, pungent in a good way.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle (thanks, daknole, for opening this). Sweet and pungent oxidized aroma of brandy, balsamic vinegar, rhubarb, and old chocolate. Pours deep brown with a swirl of a head. Oxidization has taken its toll, but the taste is still solid with sweet dates, dark cherries, musty old oak tannins, chocolate, and a touch of plastic. Slick mouthfeel. Nice, but definitely past its prime.
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a small taste at a beer share. Dark as could be, full bodied, fantastic smell. Great beer
Howlader (392) - - JAN 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On draught at Churchkey during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC. Great stout.
Johnsense (674) - - JAN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Black pour with a fast disappearing brown head. Complex aroma and taste here, at various points I’m picking up liquorice, cocoa, black coffee, dark chocolate, soy, dark fruits, raisin, toffee, roasted malt. Full body. Damn was this delicious!
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle (750 ml) thanks to Sgt. B / Brian (not on ratebeer). On January 24, 2014.
Clear black color with some dark red to brown in it, big fluffy light brown head. Sweet, vanilla, raisin scent. Sweet, raisin, malty taste. Grainy, sweet, chocolate aftertaste. Full rich mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#1000, thanks a lot to mrhangover for this one!! At Nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is super rich. Lots of caramel, chocolate, port, licorice, red fruits and roast. Pretty sweet and some bitterness. This beer is so full of flavour, insane. Could not have wished better for my 1000th rating. So freaking good.
BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark near black pour with a light brown head. Aroma has many layers, nutty roasted malts, dark sweet fruits, and some booze. Taste is big, and bold...dark fruits are the most predominant taste to me, the roasty and toffee flavors take a back seat. This beer is really good, and gets better as it warms up. 2013 hell demon bottle