DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich dark black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of nice peat and dark chocolate. Flavor is also nice tobacco, dark chocolate, more peat and finishes a bit sweet with some coffee on the aftertaste. A steal at $7/bottle.
Benzai (8139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Bottle shared @ weekly tasting with Dutchdrebus, Thompson and Ansjelaah. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted malts, chocolate, dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla and licorice. Taste malts, initially moderately sweet, some chocolate, roastyness, some vanilla hints and a bit winey. Medium body, velvety, oily texture, medium carbonation.
Thompson (322) - - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small beige head... black colour... smell coffee yeasty.. taste full body liqorish...
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black with a medoum sized, not lasting brown head. Smells sweet, chocolate, roasty, alcohol. Tastes sweet, some liquorice, roasty, coffee. Full body, soft carbo.
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black and a brown head. Smells and tastes fruity, caramel, roasty, cherry, notes, chocolat and some alcohol.
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared, one year cellared, 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown color, with brownish tan head foam that gradually reduced to a ring & film, while leaving some clingy strands & spots of lacing. The nose was a smooth intro of yeasty fruit & phenols as banana & clove, then a mellow blend of roasted & dark fruit notes. Medium to full bodied, with moderate carbonation, the taste was similar notes with less yeast expression, earthy bitterness, well integrated alcohol presence, and pleasant creaminess to the mouthfeel. Not the usual, highly roasted, coffee & cocoa version of the style at this point, but showed impressive diversity, nonetheless.
zickbeer_ye (250) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet vanilla and cocoa aromas with some smokey cherry notes and slight caramel. Dark brown head and very dark brown almost black body. Some roasty cocoa and caramel with Minor cherry and slight birch flavors. Smooth on the palate.
Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of chocolate, black cherry, vanilla, some booze. Jet black, quickly fading head. Dried raisiny fruit flavors, warming alcohol notes, dry bitter chocolate. Full bodied, well carbonated.
HellesBunny666 (159) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense roasted malts notes, coffee. Cocoa nibs, caramel, chocolate. Toasty. Velvety. Thick body, boozy, warming.
Jimsal27 (235) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black with creamy tan head. Aroma is off from what you’d expect from a stout.minthinknits the yeast coming through. It’s also very evident in the taste. Not my favorite.