RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; deep black pour with velvety brown head, sweet roasted malt aroma, sweet to taste brown sugar a bit of bready malts, oil thick mouthfeel, earthy with a hint of vanilla, solid impy stout.
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Happy Fatherís Day.
Bottle courtesy of Brad. Served in Westbrook glassware, also courtesy of Brad.
The beer is black with an inch of beige head. The aroma brings chocolate, molasses, dark fruit. Beautiful balance and delicious flavor. Alcohol is evident but gracefully masked. Rich and full bodied. Abundant chocolate, both dark and milk. Palate coating and viscous. Delicious.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bomber. Really nice nose. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, smoke, coffee, Twizzlers, molasses. Dark black opaque with thin tan head. Oily body with medium carbonation and warming. Starts and stays sweet with roasted barley, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Alcohol. Big bitter finish with lots of roasted and toasted notes. Big sweet after with smoke and tang.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid porter; chocolate, and coffee flavors dominate with a dry, slightly bitter cocoa finish.
Ernesto987 (4813) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great roasty and coffee flavors, great sweet body and rich and thick. Really dig it
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with friends at Sybarite Pig. Super dark pour with a soft foamy head. Dark chocolate aroma mixed with a tiny bit of rolled oats. Really delicious and easy to drink.
Borup (8523) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, spice and nuts.
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is liquorice, vanilla, some wood as well as mild toasted and earthy notes. Flavou ris roasted malts, wood, vanilla, mild alcohol as well as some fruity hops. Balanced, though the alcohol leaves a slight burn in the aftertaste.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from GBX. pours a thick, syrupy, brown that sits black in the glass capped by a dense mocha head that leaves oily stains of lace. aroma is excellent with heavy dark chocolate, fudge brownies, roasted malts, and moist earth backed by intriguing and subtle notes of black cherry, blueberry, trail mix, and bitter espresso. flavor is outstanding with rich, dark roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate cake, and light peat smoke up front backed by red wine, blueberry skins, and sweet molasses. palate is full bodied and rich but the lager yeast keeps it from being syrupy and adds a fluffy texture to the mouthfeel. overall, another winner from the Westbrook guys.
Reynolds314 (2915) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great beer. This brewery is doing things. Pours jet black with lasting creamy brown head. Aroma is cocoa, burnt toast, some herbal hoppiness, and light currants. Really great creamy thick and rich mouthfeel. Hugely drinkable for 10% because it isnt overly sweet. Awesome/.