UDBeernut (1269) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours jet black with a tan head. Milk chocolate, caramel, coffee dominate the senses. Slight floral elements appear on the finish. Mouth is well balanced and the body is big and burly.
beerbaaron (701) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#700 Rated December 2013
2010 Vintage - 3+ years old
Black. Small, chunky brown head, lasting with lace. Complex roasty and interesting. Touch of dark fruitiness, dark cherry, little raisin, caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate All sorts of excellent roasty character. Pronounced but balanced sweetness. Dense but Smoooooth. Low bitterness. Hops have diminished. Full body. Sludgy in a good way. Thick, slick, soft, sticky. Subtle alcohol warmth in the finish. A great example of a gracefully aged beer.
2011 vintage - 2+ years old
Not quite as dense now. Less raisiny. Still quite powerful. Some slight bitterness shows up. Not quite as thick and sludgy.
2012 vintage - 1+ year old
A bit more bitterness but still low. A touch of piney hops hidden in there perhaps. Less thickness but certainly still full. Sweeter and a little stickier.
Joe_M (13) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is slightly better than an average imp stout, but it is ridiculously over priced. There are an infinite number of stouts I’d buy before I give this one another go...
rejtable (1071) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a beauty! Pours coffee with a hint of ruby, some light tan head. Nose was bourbon and vanilla. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, espresso and roasted grain. Tastes were big sweet and big bitter. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Awesome!
Lubiere (9088) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 2010 version. A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, an Intense bitter chocolate malt with licorice, molasses, alcohol, intense and challenging. In mouth, a bitter sweet chocolate with peated, molasses, light acidity, coffee, a bit tired. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013. A big thanks to Piscator for picking one up for me!!!
Garlic_of_Doom (308) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle from Justin, thanks a lot!
Overall sweet aroma, raisins, cherries, chocolate, syrup/molasses, port wine notes.
Black with a small dark brown head, no retention.
Sweet taste with dark chocolate, port wine notes, raisin, sweet liqourice, sugar, vanilla. A bit too sweet imo.
Sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation. Not that thick.
Bitter dry aftertaste.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, hint of liquorice. Syrupy, oily mouthfeel, sweet and fruity on the palate. Taste is chocolate, dates, plums, bourbon, hint of leather. Nice!
MrFecesious (657) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share taster. Whoa. Pretty dark LOL blood red edges. Aroma of licorice, raisin, chocolate. Taste is a great blend of sweet and bitter. Perfect carbonation.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to my brother for sharing this. Pours an inky Black with medium mocha head. Aroma is of semi sweet chocolate, light alcohol, a bit of raisin and light hop notes. Taste is...
radagast83 (3798) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle - "Hell Demon." Well, I finally had it. It took forever, but one of my co-workers brought it into town from back in MN where he’s currently living, so thank you very much sir! Poured a dark black color, not as much viscosity as I expected. Cola edges on the glass. Carbonation is alright - tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is nice dark chocolates, some light coffee notes - toffee, dark, dried fruits. Flavor had notes of cherry pits, toffee, dark chocolates. Medium mouthfeel. Despite it being 9.whatever percent, the beer is actually quite drinkable and doesn’t feel loaded with residual sugars or booze. Very enjoyable, well made.
tdoyledesign (113) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged botte from ’10. Pours as dark as night with a medium brown head about a finger’s thick. Smells of a huge amount of malt with some coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of caramel or something toasted. Taste is bold, and FULL of flavor. Coffee, dark chocolate, finished with a smokey malt flavor. Palate just dances with all kinds of flavors. The palate changes in intensity as it warms. Truly one of the best!