Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown maroon color, beige head. Aroma of bitterseet chocolate, dark coffee, vanilla. Taste is very roasty cocoa, coffee. Nice.
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Let me preface this by saying this is a bottle I've cellared since 08 so it's got about 5 years on it. I'll rerate when I can find a fresh bottle.
Pours a deathly black. No head or lacing. Fine smell of cocoa and bitter espresso. Mouthfeel is very thin and no carb. Age. Taste is very oxidized. Age. Little chocolate dark fruit and milk chocolate. Meh. Pretty lousy. Tastes like flat Coke.
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Killcore (22) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from De Hopduvel in Ghent. A pretty old bottle it seems.
Pours a completely opaque black, with a small, quite pale and detailed head.
Aroma: chocolate and caramel, with some subdued roasty and herbal notes.
Taste: Very smooth. Smooth milk chocolate, smooth cocoa, smooth coffee. Everything is quite sweet (but in moderation), and makes me think of a nice chocolate cheese cake. Finish, on the other hand, is somewhat unexpected - predominantely herbal, with bitterness reminiscent of sage and gum-tree. All in all - an intersting mix.
Overall: A very nice beer. A great companion for a stormy night in Rotterdam.
Maltser85 (146) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice two finger mocha colored head. The aroma is a bit faint. Maybe some oxidization...some soy sauce, slight grain, slight dark fruit, maybe a hint of coffee or chocolate. Some decent carbonation, muted flavors up front. Middle of the palate is some slight chocolate/bittersweet chocolate. Maybe some hop bitterness with carbonation on the back end. Chocolate comes back in in the finish with some slight alcohol warming. Medium Full body. Average
darlo76 (2) - USA - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From cask: very smooth, but the vanilla after taste hung in the mouth a little longer than I would have liked. Overall very drinkable with a light aroma and taste (for a stout).
ChiGuy68 (346) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured dark brown to black with a thin brown head and minimal lacing. Pungent chocolate malt aroma. Smooth roasted malt taste with a hit of coffee.
brystmar (1113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells a bit oxidized. Thin body; blackened malts and a bit roasty, yet doesn't grab me in any way. Little high in booze. Bad.
gerbewa (200) - - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout had a six pack from home with Vince. Good stout but forgettable. What else can I say, notes of coffee, dark roast and toffee.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is almost completely opaque black with mocha head. Aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Taste is toasty roasted many, sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee, some milk sweetness, raisins and light licorice, some cinnamon. Slightly slick body.
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a faint beige foam that tries to form a head, but fails. Aromas of malty espresso and sweet chocolate. Little to no carbonation, full bodied and delicious. Goes down very easy for such a high alcohol content.