Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Black with a tan head. A coffee aroma. Thatbis tasted, too. Chocolate is a second flavor. I taste no sea food and just a hint of salt. Hops come in very late with citrus bitterness.
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 21, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Dark brown pour with head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and oysters or seafood. Taste was consistent and smooth, but a little thin.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some pleasant coffee scents with a little salty scents as well. Nice black color with a tan head, has a decent coffee taste with a little salt like character.
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jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of dry cocoa, roast chocolate malt, dry roasted coffee, brine and some minerals. Finishes dry and roasty. Medium body.
ekoerper (589) - 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 (6584) - 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 (59) - 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 (6633) - 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 (1481) - 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 (6470) - 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.