DSG (5730) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black with a light brown head. Roasted grains aroma, slightly acidic. Sweet-acidic roasty flavor with a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Nice to have a beer with the same name as me, glad it’s pretty good.
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle purchased fifteen months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($10.89). This must be the first edition as it is labeled at 10.4%. Pours a true pitch black with a full three fingers of fluffy tan-grey head that has good retention. Aroma of stale, peaty, and somewhat burnt malts along with notes of roasted nuts, smoked meat, and some chocolate. Flavor has lots of astringent burnt malts, charred wood, liquid smoke, ashtray, dark dark chocolate (more like straight bitter cacao bean), and burnt black coffee. Finishes with more bitter-burnt-astringent flavors on the tongue. The burnt flavors become too much (even at this sub-imperial level of stout), and this could actually use some more sweetness. I suppose the "citrusy hop notes" mellowed out because of my aging this bottle. (188, 695)
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something’s a little weird about this one, kinda cigarette ashy and not nearly as "smoked malt" as I’d like. Also, not very much of a stout, kinda sour and not rich or remotely sweet.
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle @ 3 Små Rum. Pours oily black with a very small dark brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with vanilla, chocolate, prunes, wood, glue, toasted malts, lemon zest and overripe grapes. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, coffee, overripe tropical fruits, milk chocolate, solvents and hints of smoke. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny sour and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly sour and bitter with roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Weird glue- and solvent-like smell and taste sadly ruins the beer.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid black with a decent beige head that leaves behind some good lacing. Aroma is olives, spice, smoke. Taste is olives, vinegar. Slightly sour on the palate. Not great.
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown with thin frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked jerky and cocoa. Flavor is toasted cocoa nibs, nuts, and earthy peat and a hint of bitter citrus hops. Body is light yet creamy with mild carbonation.
kathouse (992) - Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Beer pours black with a tiny white foam. Citrusy hop aroma provides a dank musty aroma when combined with the peat malt. Flavor provides a sharp hop bite. Black malt bitterness and excessive hop is an undesirable combination. Finish is acrid and pungent. Like the person its named for. Oops, is that too much?
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/24/11 xbeeriment smoked stout from nbutler.
Dark with an orange brown head.
A is choco,ashy,roast,wood,licorice
F has a nice sour bitterness and char.super earthy spicy hops dry the finish out
No sign of the 10%! Thinnish mf for the abv....nice
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours black with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds rubber, chocolate, glue and caramel. Some green hops in the background. The flavour is medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of tar, coffee, dark chocolate and green hops (citrus and resin). The mouthfeel is light astringent (tea-like) with a light carbonation. Acidic and bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too green.
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with no head. Some understated roast aroma. Above average mouthfeel, smoke, but a moldy finish that just doesn’t do it for me. Could only drink so much of this.