jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with big, flotsam, brown head, fine legs / Muted nose of dry hops, toasted grain, chocolate / Rich, full body, dry and toasty, hoppy with superb balance and bitter but smooth finish / Dusty flavors of cocoa, roast coffee, caramel, pine, citrus, plum, licorice, rye spice / Truly one of the best stouts I’ve had, but I like hoppy stouts.
Arve_Christian (4988) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, october 2013. Black color, brownish foam. Roasted aromas, hops, malt and dried fruits : medium high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness- good balance . Very enjoyable
jackl (7466) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is chocolate chip cookie. Burnt wood. Smooth toffee and dark chocolate. The taste is actually pretty hoppy. Nicely earthy, plenty of dark roasted malts, dry finish. Toffee-dipped chocolate cookie. Full body, rich. Quite good.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with hint of red. Unique aroma of musty rye and roasted grains, the rye mixing interestingly with the hops. The flavor is rich and interesting. Dark roast with bittersweet chocolate and coffee tones but with an earthy peppery rye that makes the grain bill angled quite a bit towards the rye. The hops are in there but they settle into the richness of the grain, adding some spice and nice herbal balance. The sweetness of the malt overcomes and the carbonation is soft and easy. Started out strange, got really good by the end.
UDBeernut (2856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours deep opaque black,tan head that leaves spotty lacing. chocolate andmlots of rye in the nose. taste has a rye base layer that is earthy, chocolate, pitted fruits. solid body.
alliance100 (1122) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - pours a dark brown . Herbal hop aromas . Some roast with a good hop strike and some citrus bitterness from the rye . Interesting beer .
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Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and rye notes. The flavor is similar with some heavy chocolate, rye and roasted malt notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (14240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, light rye and light smoke. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, rye, and bitter chocolate with a smooth dry lingering bitter chocolate finish.
Stuu666 (12228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sweet chocolate nose, dry bitter chocolate roast taste, bitter coffee.
allmyvinyl (10180) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste has a good roasty bitterness and chocolate sweetness, something nutty too. Finishes caramel sweet, but good.