ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: roasty, some coffee, molasses, lots of dark chocolate. Pours black with a half inch of tan head, good retention and lacing. Flavor is mellow roast and coffee, dark chocolate abounds, toasty, some salt / brine character. Bitterness is low-medium, there is a touch of sweetness in the finish. Medium-full body, fairly dry finish, medium carbonation.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Paul at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and a bit of minerals on the nose, cocoa and roast, a touch of smoke. Sweet malty, roasty, minerals. Malty, sweet, more roast and a bit of salinity. Long creamy roast with a good bit of sweet char and caramel.
napdynmite (48) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoky chocolate. Syrupy with some dark cherry notes. Slight mocha flavor. Sweet malt flavors. I would drink this again in a heartbeat.
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a creamy tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice light coffee and roasted malt note with a hint of creaminess. Flavor begins with roasted malts and mellows in to a creamy slightly sweet chocolate note.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Aroma is a mix of chocolate and rocks (I know what I mean in my head). Notes of chocolate and molasses with a slight burn. Syrupy body with slightly dry finish.
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Radekfest 2012 – bottle 750 ml
Aroma dark molasses, cocoa, dark character, mild smoke, chocolate cake. Rich. 7+
Appearance dark brown going into black. Creamy beige crown. Rings on glass.
Flavor and Palate : Fairly full bodied for lighter stout. Slight hint of coffee, dark cake , chocolate. Roast ,peppery behind. Solid offering.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry chocolate and a touch dark fruit in the nose. Taste is dry with chocolate light molasses, brown sugar and very light soy. Rather drinkable.
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours deep brown to black with a medium, tan head. Rocky head retention. Nose is dark cherry, sweet milk chocolate, small saltwater brine. Taste is dry, tangy, mildly salty. Bitter dark chocolate. Quick finish. Easy palate. Dry and clean. Nice raw chocolate bitterness. Palate is crisp, clean, on style.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of molasses, honey, macadamia nuts, chocolate, brine, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, brine, roasted malt, nuts, salt, and coffee.
naivepegasus (328) - USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby black with a bit less than a finger of dark beige head. Strong roasted malts in the nose, some burnt toast. Interesting mouthfeel- slightly sticky, some chocolate and a bit of a syrupy sweetness. Very interesting.