daknole (10350) - 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.
jesperhammer (3734) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
23-JUL-2013, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Black with dark brown, lasting head.
Roasted aroma with prunes and soy. Taste the same but better.
Sweet but with a touch of bitterness.
Full body and soft carbonation. Often Westbrook beers have been overcarbonated but this is wonderfull.
b79turner (243) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours jet plack with a large tan head. Very oily inky mouthfeel. A lot of peat, earthy, cocoa, pretty harsh really. More of an imperial stout than a porter, not bad.
Firefly54 (242) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black with a thick tan head. Disappears quick. Aroma is mainly chocolate, roasty, coffee. Taste starts smooth followed by a long long bitterness that hangs about. Iím struggling to pick out flavours as the bitterness is overpowering. Oily & medium bodied.
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of booze, sweet milk chocolate, ans roast malts. Taste much as the aroma with the chocolate, leading the way, a nice bitter end.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark brown, thin tan ring. Stale cardboard nose, faint oats and sugar with strawberry hints. Flavor is fresher, more sugar, chocolate, cardboard comes through in end. Too old, profile canít alleviate.
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, salted caramel, dark fruit, coffe grinds, earth and light burnt notes. The taste is rich roasted malt, coffee, toast, light spice, earth, cocoa, salted caramel and dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Rich, indulgent and full on flavour. Balance is spot on. Delectable.
yiannnos (1195) - , CYPRUS - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour. Roasted malt, dark fruits aroma. Sweet, dark chocolate and coffee taste.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow this was nice. Black with a small head. Chocolate and coffee were present but didnít take over, So easy to drink -you cant believe that its in double figures strength wise. One not to be missed,
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pibar, Lausanne, bottled 12/18/12
Pitch black color with no head, just a thin brown collar. Strong aroma of roasted malt, some tar, light phenol, very light banana. Thick body, just a bit oily; very good roasted malt flavor, clean, with plenty of dark chocolate, a bit salty, with some liquorice and tar, and delicate fruitiness; strong bitterness.
Powerful, extreme, very pleasant. Less resiny than an Imperial Stout, but very similar.