chinchill (5066) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
12 oz bottle, purchased recently but some months past the BB date stamped on the neck. Beer shows very subtle effects pf being past prime (mainly aroma); appropriate compensation given in my ratings. The aroma features mild dark roasted grains and toffee. The flavor follows, being strong on refinement and balance, if a tad sweet, and mild in strength. DSG (14883) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown to black. Nice aroma with lots of chocolate. Sweetish flavor with some roastiness, a sugary note, quite a bit of chocolate and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied. Not bad. fcjack1 (273) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from world beers. Pours inky black with a dark tan head. Smells surprisingly boozy considering it’s 7.6%. Also chocolate. Not much alcohol in the taste. Lots of chocolate though and roasted malts. Pretty smooth. I like it. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a small tan head that disappears quickly. Nose is a little sour and has some dark fruit elements in there, and a little dark roasty malts underneath. Taste is also a little sour, with a bitter roasty finish. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
bottle as pictured from my box of mystery and intrigue. pours oil black, quick flash of a tan head. nose has bitter chocolates. taste add some black coffee and astringency. body is thin at times.
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Serving: from bottle (bottle looks identical to photo but label says Big City Brewing; not Razz)--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate apple, light raisin, whiskey and chocolate.
Appearance: average-sized, rocky, light-brown initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body.
Taste: moderately sour apple and raspberry initial flavor and moderately sour raisin and roasty finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: I haven’t had a stout that smelled or tasted anything like this before. It wasn’t bad, just a bit strange. blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Dark fruits, cane sugar, lightly roasted malts, and a hint of booze. A little thin of a mouthfeel. Not that bad. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Black body with a tan tight bubbled frothy head that stays awhile.
S - Chocolate, hazel nut coffee, sour dark fruit, sweet dark malts,
T - Dark fruit, tangy and slightly acidic raspberries, dark chocolate, notes of powdered dairy, has a muted smoked citrus tang, iron/minerals, hazel-nut flavored coffee, hops provide a bitter bite on the finish.
M - Moderate carbonation, medium bodied.
A descent export here. Nothing simple about this beer. Hops come through nice without taking away the other flavors. Exports are a fun style with odd characteristics. This would be really good in the winter. Although it’s even good in 99 degree weather.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2011 MattH (876) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark pour. Complex beer. First impression of the flavor was fruit punch. Flavor combines a few different sweet flavors chocolate, lactose, and fruit, with a little bit of coffee flavor as well. Aroma is the same amalgam of flavors as are present in the flavor of the beer. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malt and cocoa with a touch of lactose. Flavor is chocolate, light smoke and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.