VertBaconStrips (2223) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ultra dark red/brown with a big bubbly light tan head that lasts. Strong nose of a bunch of things that don’t work well together for me. Meat pie, choco, roast, Chinese spices, cardamom. I think it’s that background choco tough and the meaty quality that irks my senses. When its much warmer the choco is a good counterbalance. Taste is, well, different. Tastes the same as the aroma with a sharp tang that has some thinness. Not a fan.
Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium-brown with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted chocolate and black malts with plenty of cardamom, vanilla, and some herbs around.. fresh, greener hoppy accents.. welcoming. The flavor found well-toasted chocolate, vanilla, and molasses notes at the core.. cardamom, cinnamon, and lightly sour malty notes around.. finished with warm spices over molasses and a touch of maple. Medium-bodied with a spotty flow through the palate.. more tart/sour toward the back-end.. OK feel and flow.. decent beer.
oh6gdx (23612) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks K.S.!). Deep murky brown colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is ashy, chocolaty with some roasted malts and mild herbal and wooden notes. Flavour is sweetish grainy maltyness with some slight spices, roast, mild earth and some slight berries. Also some slight alcohol to be noted.
TEJA (1812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at omhper, thanks.
Coarse light brown head. Dark brown-red color. Dry roasted malty aroma with strange beef broth. Black malty taste with chocolate taste.
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Binny’s. Has the appearance and aroma of a stout much lighter than any "Imperial" I’ve seen. It’s a lovely medium dark brown with a fine lace. The aroma is earthy, oakey with a slight sharp alcohol tang. Perhaps some fermented berry. The mouth is milkier than the color tells. Old wood in the flavor again with alcohol bite and a little natural whiskey background. It’s ok, but I probably won’t buy it again at the price
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma more like a porter, chocolate roast and stewed earthiness. Looks like a dark brown ale. Starchy malt flavor with some strange spicy after notes that linger like pepper after a meal. Not too thick either. I guess I’d call this a winter warmer, but not a stout.
sonnycheeba (4481) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with average, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, vanilla, cookie malt, and light floral hops. Flavor is mostly spice and vegetable, average malt, and not much else; semi-sweet finish. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is peppery alcohol, figs, prunes, mince meat pie, toast and nutty malt, and herbal hops. Flavor is prunes, figs, raisins, toasted malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and warmth, and low carbonation.
olio (8196) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110507.
Pours murky brown color with minimal head. Aroma of vegetables, mild chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor of malts, chocolate and sour vegetables.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium spice and dry chocolate flavor with a medium soft sweet finish of moderate duration. Very soft brew.