sonnycheeba (5147) - 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.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Day2 of the 2012 Advent Calendar. Pours a medium beige head atop a black body. Nose of sherry, red licorice and cocoa powder. Very sharp, sour front with a grainy yeast mid-palate. Not sweet and totally different aroma from flavour. Hides the 7.2% ABV exceptionally well. Good.
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Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you! Pours cloudy very dark brown with ruby shades and airy but rocky and stable off-white head. Dark, fruity aroma with notes of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Sweetish, fruity and slightly vinous flavour, with notes of malt, chocolate and liquorice. Roasty and slightly vinous finish. Good, although it tastes more like a Barley Wine than a Foreign Stout.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle. Dark reddish brown. Aromas of orange and chocolate with hint of cola. Smoothly roasty flavor with coffee and chocolate, faint orange. Smooth palate. Nice orange-chocolate feeling, could have a dash more orange.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of dark ripe fruit, plum, malt, raisin, and brown sugar. Poured dark brown/mahogany in color with a tiny to small, tan/beige, loose, head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, yeast, light roasting, light lactose, slight vanilla, and some cream. Medium body. Average, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, lactose, yeast, finish is lightly dry.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Day 2 CBAC. Very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma has a sour tinge, light spice and dark malt. Flavour is very similar. Malt body is strong up front, a sour tinge and some finishing spice. Spice has a bit of heat.
Arve_Christian (4844) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON bottle from Drinks of the world, Zurich a couple of months back. Dark brown almost black color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; roasty, coffee and malty. Medium/full body & complexity. Some sweetness, good bitterness balances well. Enjoyable
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear reddish color with some bubbly notes. Clay aroma, caramel with heavy malts. Flavor is sharp grains, tart and harshness. Some sweet notes fill it out.
rondphoto (4102) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear very dark brown, head cover, and streaks of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt, light spices and butter rum entering midway through the palate. Slight bittering at the finish, not quite enough to balance. Fair, not really good.
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle 10/29/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-58° in English Pint-Pours black with ruby tints. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and spices. Taste of the same with a bit of a sweetness. This medium bodied brew was a bit different but not bad.