tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15/IX/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-Zwanzeday tasting at home - BB: 7/II/15, bottled: 7/II/13 (2013-871)Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the bottle!
Very dark brown to black beer, aery beige to brown head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very intense mocha and coffee aroma’s, dark caramel, earthy, roasted, a bit smoky, charcoal, soy sauce. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted and burnt flavours, little sour, coffee, soy sauce, bit salty, maybe umami, pretty bitter and roasted. Aftertaste: bitter hops, little fruity, dry woody touch, dark caramel, coffee, red berries, bit sweet, dark chocolate.
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from the brewery, 24/09/13.
Pours mid black with a good sized tan head that retains well.
Nose is roast malts, dark fruit twang, oaky, light whisky notes, soap was pretty evident to me initiially but muted somewhat as I drank.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, lactic notes, molasses, light mineral bite, subtle whisky notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, super drinkable.
Great BA stout, the soapy nose prevents it from being a great in my book but the look, taste and feel are top draw. The whisky is kept well in check and never dominates.
KyotoLefty (5904) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Very big nose, umami, some soy, chocolate, creamy and rich, very meaty. Black with a low, bubbly tan head. Salty, roasty falvor, soy, berries, chocolate. Rather tangy and woody, fruity. Rather light, soft body, light carbonation. Prickly, hoppy finish with some orange. Soy moves on to hops. Good.
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma of licorice, coffee and peat. Taste is quite rich peaty chocolate with some coffee, tiramisu. Flat oily texture lets it down. Nice flavour, well barreled
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a pitch black colour with a small brownish head. Aroma is quite mild but balanced and complex with notes of chocolate, wood, vanilla and coffee beans. Not much in way of whisky really. Taste is more intense, quite sweet with some smoky bitterness. Once again, notes of chocolate vanilla and wood prevail. Not much whisky really. Mouthfeel is quite thick with soft carbonation. Overall, good but could use more intense flavours and more whisky being a BA stout.
Cunningham (4024) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Sinful dark black color with a creamy big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, oak and coffee.
Palate: Thick oily body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Mild fruity. Some oak.
Overall impression: Tasty and powerful stout.
Personal stats: Bottle from The Brewery.
tkrjukoff (3897) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2013. Pours deep dark mahogany with no head. Aroma is ashy roasted malty coffee chocolate a bit vanilla. Flavor is as aroma, acidy bitter.
Osprey87 (1178) - London via, WALES - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Urrrr I’m not sure where I should put this on Ratebeer as it was named pretty vaguely at the LCBF as ’Whiskey Aged Stout 7.7%’. 1/2 pint. Black, big tan head. Smells of crayon, roasted barley. Body is medium to heavy. Taste - whiskey is mild - it imparts some vanilla and cream without becoming the main event. Slightly sour. Some coffee and liquorice. Lovely balance. I’m impressed.
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At CBC 2013. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt, with some fruity notes and citrus. Sweet licorice and roasted flavour
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at the brewery and drunk at home. Black beer with thin beige head. Choc aroma with some spirit like element. Choc sponge cake aroma, then more choc in mouth with a definite but subdued whisky edge. The Whisky is rather pleasant. It’s rather good. Pleasant. The whisky is definitely there. Gives a bit more structure. Perhaps a touch more malt would give it fullness. It’s kinda fun. But just a touch thin to support all this flavour. Good chocolate though.