Radek Kliber (7165) - 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 (3186) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 (12756) - 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 (366) - 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.
PhillyCraft (5925) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Allen, pours a light bodied purple with thin tan head. Aromas and taste are hoppy, smokey, and filled with chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, and salty shells. Wish it was a little fuller but it was refreshing and drinkable this light.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Dunt. Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dominated by dark roasted coffee and malt with some chocolate too, no oyster aroma. Flavor is dry black malt, bitter coffee and a light salty brine in the finish. Medium body with a dry mouth feel. This is a good beer but hoped the brine and oyster would come through a bit more.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Savnac: Poured a clearish black red with thin tan head. Aroma seemed mainly roasted malt. Taste was more roasted malts with salty seashell bitterness.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with thick lasting head and mild aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor is mild to moderate roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Light complexity. Finishes with a mild lingering bitterness. Not bad, not distinctive.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear coffee in color with a smaller tan head. The aroma is light oyster brine on light roasted malts. The flavor of a roasted malt stout with light bitter hops at the end, quite smooth on a perfect body for the style.