Thechasm442 (775) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally drinking my bottle, now 4 and a half years old. Served in a tulip. The beer pours an oil slick black with a still thick mocha head that leaves great lacing as it shrinks to cover the top. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, soy sauce, wood, bourbon, and anise. Flavor is loaded with bitter chocolate, cocoa, coffee, bourbon, oak, black licorice, soy sauce, and vanilla. Thick, lingering, and still boozy. Outstanding blend of stouts. World class.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes (9/5/15) from a trade with HighWine -- cheers! The pedigree of beers that went into this beer are pretty insane, and so it’s no surprise this blend is pretty unreal as well. Big, chewy roasted malt flavor and a smooth and full mouthfeel all come together well. Some oxidization at this point, but still pretty minimal. Plus, between the wax and the name, this is just an undeniably cool bottle.
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly a 6 year old beer at this point. Pours a deep black brown. No head. Aromas of chocolate, fudge, dark fruits. Sweet with slight oxidation. Thick mouthfeel. Pretty good for its age.
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade.
Pours heavy black with a tan head.
Sweet with lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.
I think the individual beers are all better.
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Balanced and smooth stout with notes of vanilla and milk chocolate. The right ammount of alcohol in the aftertaste.
Malin_aiisa (825) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark, a bit red, brown head.
Aroma coffee vanilla, oak.
Taste sweet, a bit bitter, coffee. Sour and tart feel.
Had higher expectations.
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30.09.2015, 0,65l bottle (first batch) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very balance and nice oxidized, salty licorice, dark malts, coffee, dark malts, caramel, grass, dark fruits, dark sugar, chocolate, hops. Taste is slightly sour-ish and rich, licorice, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits, grass, hops, caramel, grass, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice, oxidized very well.
ej (1246) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. bottle from 2011. pours a black body with a Dark tanned head. loads of liquorice on the nose, roast malts, bitter chocolate and hints of asphalt. Taste is sweet and toasty. liquorice, bitter chocolate, bitter hop flavor as well. Good balance. This is an awesome beer. full bodied with Just above avg co2 levels.
ClubGonzo (5420) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is caramel, peanuts, chocolate, licorice, cream, port wine and hints of coffee liqueur and pecan nuts. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, cocoa and hints of salty licorice, tar, nougat, nuts and dark sugars. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely complex blend of several epic stouts, and it shows. Wow. Sooo good.
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is light. It fills the glass with a medium black with some ruby poking around the edges. The dark tan head sits thickly on top with a nice lace left behind. The aroma is a big chocolate malt bomb, with a touch of roast. There is an excellent complexity with lighter dark fruit notes and a bit of hop that would be from the Beer Geek Brunch. There is just a hint of alcohol on the back end. The flavor is better than it smells. There is an excellent roastiness to carry the chocolate malts and the dark fruits bring back a bit of sweetness. The alcohol really smashes you in the face, er, mouth, on the back end. The mouth feel is thick and viscous, beautifully carbonated, with a lingeringly bitter, really bitter aftertaste. This is very well done
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