pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from a trade a ways back....pours an almost black pour, closer to a dark brown with a thin wispy white head..... sour yeasty, roasted malt, red fruit, and chocolate aroma that seemed a bit off.... flavors recover a bit with chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, and a little booze. smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a tan head. Big malty body, caramel and chocolate with a mild roasty bitterness. Oats hints of vanilla and coco. Solid offering.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of overripe fruit. Medium body, roasted malt and overripe fruit. Malt bitter finish. 010209
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle I received from a kind person who I have forgotten their name. Black-brown, no head. It smells like candy malts and cocoa puffs cereal. The taste is oatmeal but the alcohol doesn’t work for me. I prefer oatmeal stouts to be more around 5-6% not 10. Oh well, this was still a good beer from a good brewery.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-26-2008 04:26:08
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, blindtasting #20. Pours dark brown with a small reddish glare with a diminished tan head. Mild roasted and dense malty aroma. Dry. Mild fruity and hard roasted malty flavoured. Bitter hoppy and hardroasted malty base flavoured. Lovely balanced finished.
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ,this poured a dark brown with a small tan head and had hints of roasted malts and a creamy finish yet a nice sweetness to it yet not to bitter overall not bad.CHEERS!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown color with a ruby tint and thin tan head. Chocolate nose hits first with some mild roasted malt underneath. Lighter notes of vanilla and sugar round it out. Some chalky notes in there. Chocolate and roasted malt. Nice sweetness with a touch of raisin. Medium bodied and creamy.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Miver. Brownish black [mostly black] pour with a little head. The aroma has a syrupy, molasses note, some burnt coffee and coal and barbeque. Big, nice mouthfeel, a bit vegetal tasting, not nearly as sweet as the nose. Despite the thick mouthfeel this at times feels like it lacks body, as odd as that sounds. Some carbonic acid and milkiness is present, for sure. A decent IS.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured dark brown in color with a thin light brown head. The nose was powerful with scents of fig, plum, chocolate and crème. In the mouth it was full-bodied, sweet and concentrated without being heavy. The flavors followed the nose before finishing both bitter and creamy. This is an interesting combination of sweet and lush along with dark and bitter.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks hopdog! Pours translucent very dark brown with ruby lights and a thick and lacy tan head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and chocolate. Silky full body, chewy, with light carbonation. Sweet taste of chocolate coffee and caramel, but not a big taste, and then whamo...a big and bitter chocolate pine finish. Overall, not a bad beer, but a little ’soft in the middle.’ The finish is more of a wakeup call than something that goes with the flow.