olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from craft beer co clapham.very dark black pour with brown head. Aroma is coffee, booze, xmas pudding, plums and liquorice. Really nice taste. Lots of coffee, dark fruits, roasted malts and alcohol. Nice and warming. Full bodied.
MissPxx (634) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep malty kick ass kind of aroma. Deepest black appearance. Very syrupy taste. This one will knock you on your posterior.
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BrewTom (366) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very strong roasted flavour with plenty of dark chocolate malts leading an overpowering taste.
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VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. ABV 10.0%. Bottled on 29.05.2012. Best before: 29.05.16. Colour is almost black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate and roasted malts. Very simple but soft.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6984-20141219] 330mL bottle. Fragrant nutty chocolate grains aroma. Black cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Bitter roasted chocolate sauce and rich grains flavour. Full body. Delicious but it’s very bold. (9/3/8/4/16) 4.0+
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
Overheard: "You never know what will come out of a barrel."
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Roasted, coffee, liquorice and chocolate in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex, well balanced with a long bitter dry finish. Overall, a fantastic beer.
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great stout with a nose and taste full of coffee and chocolate, a nice surprise as I’m not a big fan of stouts usually...
KansaiBeerLvrs (2612) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Malto Misto. an inky black pour with a rusty tan head and a savoury umami dark chocolate nose. The taste is sublimely complex dark malty goodness - chocolate, marshmallow?, roasted chocolate covered coffee beans, This was excellent.
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to sarky northner/secret Santa. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffe dark fruits taste same lots of coffe liquorice good roasted dark malts long hoppy bitters. Nice oily body. Very good.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-12-19. Very dark brown body with a tiny brown head fades. 3+ Aroma is moderately alcoholic, sweet dark malt, hints at molasses. 7+ Flavour is similar, with a sweet malty core, dryish roast in the finish grows into the aftertaste. Light molasses touches. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, very soft carbonation. Pretty solid. Enjoyable. Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow.