yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Right off the pour, the alcohol notes hit you out of the glass. Not tame at 9%, it smells like it should be 14%. It comes out jet black, letting you know it means business. However, the taste is rich and smooth, with the heavy malt presence trying to tell you it doesn’t even know what a hop is, and will kick your ass if you try to explain it.
olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Thanks tiong!
Pours black color with a small head. Aroma is very malty and roasty, lots of cocoa and dark chocolate too, maybe faint nuts also. Lots of cocoa on the flavor as well, roasted malts, subtle spiciness, hints of coffee. Rich and complex, very drinkable still. Excellent.
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of rich roastiness, nuts and strong cacao notes. Rich flavour of roastiness, sweet caramel, grassy bitterness, mild yeastiness, earth and spiciness. Almost full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly good drinkability for a 9% beer. Great.
laiti (6258) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ lusikka, no BBE info found.
Aroma is rather mellow with some cocoa and toffee typical to English ales. Flavour has toffee, licorice and some herbal tones - feels like a basic English stout. Nothing special here, I wonder why this is rated so high.
Westmeister (1910) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snowpacalypse ’15 beer #2. Dark dark brown. Nice dark chocolate, light dark fruits, some roast, coffee, fruity yeast. Pretty nice on this snowy eve.
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is deep and rich. A full blooded roasty character is balanced. Tastes like a russian traditional beer from our friends at duck rabbit.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with beige head. Roasty, toffee, malty, slight chocolate aromas. Roasty, cocoa, toffee, slight char, slight alcohol flavors.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Pale sour chocolate malt, funky odd sweetness. Lots of wort flavors. Didn’t live up to expectations for me.
GenDV138 (2442) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black. Aromas of malt, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, maple syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose is very roasty. Toasted grain and donuts. Chocolate. Honey and coffee. Quite complex. Rich malts. Cocoa. Medium body, soft carb.
kraddel (4172) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark , almost black . Smell is slightly coffee, some roasted grains . Taste is bit bitter , chocolate , roasted malts . Good carbo , rather thin mouthfeel . Some harsh booze ( not much though )