Capa (3322) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Black in color. Has a great blend of Molasses, roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, and some dark fruits. Finish is dry- didn’t expect that. Very creamy body. Awesome stuff. planky84 (3298) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer market stall/ Pours jet black with a tan head which soon dissipates. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffee, slightly vinous, caramel. Full bodied. Alcohol warming, throat caressing mouthfeel. Finishes dry, sweet and slightly smoky. Nice. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle from Mes. Full, molasses, charcoal and roast aroma. Big, chewy chocolate, salty, marshmallow flavor. Light bitterness, very dry and chalky. Great dryness and balance for a 10%+ IS, something that has proven to be exceptionally rare over here in the US. Good to see someone can still nail it. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle 2009 shared by Andy (puzzl). Thanks! Pours a near opaque black with a khaki/light brown film of head. The aroma is tarry chewy black malts with mild licorice notes and chocolate wafer. Very creamy body-silky and smooth. Mild peppery alcohol accompanies a rich dry black malt flavor with a licorice note and some mild roast. The finish is tarry and salty. Some burnt fruit (plum) notes as it warms. A very nice Imperial Stout. I love this brewery because they can do this, as well as make exceptional session stuff as well. sm89walt (2069) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Cask - The Bull, Horton Kirby. 10 months age, this pours a very dark brown, almost to the point of being black with a medium sized, frothy tan head, with great longevity though no lacing but an oily glass coating. Mostly sweet on the nose with toasted malts, vanilla and lots of milk chocolate. Warm and boozy, liquorice, roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee flavours. Quite diverse and intense, whacks the palate about. Thick, oily, soft and full bodied, coating on the tongue with a lasting dry, boozy roastiness. Om nom nom.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2009
2007 Vintage. Pours a deep brown black with a brown head that dissipates to a wisp. Boozy aroma, with notes of red wine and roast. Full bodied with average to soft carbonation. Flavor if full of roast, anise, and prunes. Boozy and cardboard (oxidation) on the finish. Not that great, unless you like cardboard aged nyquil. Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle @ GBBF’09. Pours pitch black with a huge yet not that lasting brown head. The sweet roasted, milk chocolaty nose is a bit spoiled by a subtle veg note. The flavour is spicy chocolate, sweet caramel a bit boozy. Dry end. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
11.2-oz. Thanks, Maria! Pours black with a loose and bubbly light tan head. Huge salty soy chocolatey and roasty nose. Very pruney as well. Creamy medium body. Some carb present, but very restrained. Coffee, prunes, roast, soy sauce, and salt on the mid-palate. Long salty finish. Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle from the 2007 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of licorice, sugar, roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Flavour of sweet malt, hops, licorice, roasted malt and tobacco. Super smooth and warming. Christian (13679) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and vineous alcohol. Sweet, roasted flavour, with a drying burned finish.