sonnycheeba (5839) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with just a trace of thin, fizzy tan. Aroma is bourbon, oak, roasted malts, plums, raisins, vanilla, floral hops, and light chocolate. Flavor is sweet and roast malts forward with supporting bourbon, oak, dark fruit esters, and light floral hops; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to Bruce. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is chocolate, gateaux, dark fruit, vanilla, toasted coconut, bourbon and sweet coffee. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toast, bourbon, light warming alcohol, mild acidity, some bitterness, earth and baking chocolate with a bitter, ashy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Very smooth, well-balanced and surprisingly drinkable. Good stuff.
Marheb (5633) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pas mal excité de finalement gouté à cet assemblage qui fait saliver. Arome et corpulence à la hauteur des attentes, le corps de la double cream et l’arome de la bcbs. Au niveau des saveurs c’est très chocolaté, vanillé mais je manque la complexité unique de la expedition stout, très bien arrondie par le vieillissement...me rappelle la peruvian morning de Central waters.
radarsock (1183) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 FL OZ bottle shared with Shawn at his Somerville flat. Thanks, man. Picked from the "goofball cellar". I can’t be certain, but I believe it was a 2012. Hmmm... this may be indeed overhyped.Perhaps this was a bogus year, as often are: it could have been a bad bottle; infected, maybe? Regardless, it just wasn’t very good. Considerably too malty, roasted, and ashy. Booze was very prominent, perhaps too much so. Couldn’t finish. I couldn’t wait to try the next beer.
Hammy78 (968) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at the source. Appearance is opaque black, light brown head. Nose of vanilla, roasted malts, some coffee and sweet chocolate. Tasted sweet and smooth with a touch of bitter. Fantastic stuff, wish I could’ve grabbed some to go.
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: black beer, with small beige head.
Nose: very nice balance between vanilla and chocolate, some alcohol noticeable.
Taste: bourbon all around! roasted malts, chocolate, nice amount of alcohol.
SpartanStout (20) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
By far one of my favorite beers of 2013. Not super impressed fresh out of the tap, but once this beer got to about 10 degrees below room temperature it really opened up and exploded with an unbelievable flavor.
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark black. Small dark brown head with some retention. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, smokey, roasty, woody, dark fruit - all of which blend together beautifully. Full body. Magical finish that grows in chocolatey-ness. Such development; bourbon forward then roasty then chocolate. Everything flows together so well.
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is toasty, sweet alcohol, dark dried fruit. As you swallow the beer, its as if a sweet choolately silk sweet is moving down your throat. Chocolate, roasted malt, sweet fruit and slight slight alcohol.
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Thanks to Bruce for this whale. Opaque dark brown beer, short lived tan head. Palate is slightly viscous and smooth with fine minerally carbonation. Rich dark chocolate and a little aniseed. Super light coffee, but this beer really is about the dark chocolate. Finishes smooth. Pretty good, light on it’s toes.