BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy brown head and light lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast malt with prunes, dates, and licorice with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa, licorice, vanilla, dades, raisins, soot, tar notes. Roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, dades, vanilla, soot, tar, some warming alcohol. Full bodied and with a nice roasted coffee finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black, color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, coffee, and some light vanilla. Tastes of coffee, roast, chocolate, some dark fruits, and some caramel. Tobacco and ash. Medium alcohol in the finish.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown pour with a brown head. Flavors of rich chocolate, some raisins, toasted malt, and finishes a bit dry, almost like there is some rye in it. These guys are good.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good stout, though not as thick as the thickest newer IS. Lacey and black thicker looking body. Smooth mouthfeel, with some bitterness in the finish. Chocolate and coffee well integrated. I would like more coffee, and more "Baltic" flavour. Very good drinkability.
Dougís bottle for his B day.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by GT2: pours an oily opaque with a clingy-lacing dark beige head. Has a rich sweet dark caramel malty nose with some dark fruity Noyes. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark chocolate with some dark fruits before a drier smoky and roasted finish. True to style, enjoyable and complex.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a dark brown
color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention.
Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts. The
taste is bitter roasted malts, grapes, vanilla,
stone fruits, bitter hops. Medium bodied.
GT2 (7009) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL from a trade on BA. Pours inkier black, thicker mocha foam. Nose is strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshake, some hefty tar and green olive. Taste is dry, dusty, some harsh acid. Dry, papery palate. Was disappointing.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of tobacco, ash, heavy roasted dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, vanilla and dark fruit. Medium body. Bitter roasted chocolate and tobacco leaf finish.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, dark rich brown pour with dense khaki foam, aroma of chocolate and nutshell, very dry bitter chocolate flavor with roast espresso bean, heavy finish