EdKing (2626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Opaque very dark brown, thin tan head. Nose is yeasty Marmite (yeast extract), old wood barrel, dark chocolate. Taste is very full flavoured. Yeasty, Marmite, salty, bitter dark chocolate, black expresso coffee. Lots of black coffee bitterness with saltiness. VsXsV (4523) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium, firm tan head. Nice lacing and head retention. Aroma of coffee, red berries, maple syrup, bitter chocolate, bread, toast, toffee and light ash. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of coffee, maple syrup, toast and sweet alcohol. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice. SirLimpsalot (4375) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
@basunen: doften är lite klen men oj vilken smak. Härlig tjock vätska full av kaffe och choklad. Otrolig len och fin balans. Silkeslen. Såååå god.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ktwse (5244) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Pours deep black with low dark, reddish tan head. Aroma of molasses, muscovado, chocolate, roasted malts, lightly earthy. Taste is initially light sweet followed by a balanced bitterness. Finish is lingering coffee bitter. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Tap at Provisions Market in Orange, CA. Ink pour with wicked red foam. Big staining on the glass. Nose is mega fresh spruce and spicy forest needle. Almost like this was Gin barrel aged. Fresh juniper. Taste is mega rich, silky, spicy with dry body. Some Gin heat flashes. Surprisingly good. Dry, dusty palate. Melted dark chocolate up front, very bitter, with a incredibly dusty, dry finish. Not papery thankfully. My RIS loving wife gave it the thumbs up.
alexsdad06 (10586) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate, maple, caramel, coffee, wood, some alcohol. The flavor has chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, maple, coffee with some spice. Syrupy, with some booze over top of everything else. ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 thick full bodied stout, great nose and mouthfeel but maybe a bit over hoped. the final lingering bitterness kind of kills all other aspects. this beer will probably be great in a year or two. Tmoney99 (14764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle shared by dudeabide. Poured a hazy black color with a moderate frothy brown head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, coffee, dark sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex dark sweet flavor with a moderate to heavy smooth dark sweet finish. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a solid beer. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty thick chocolate, licorice and maple aroma. Roasted malty chocolate weak smoky caramel and maple flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky caramel and licorice finish. phaleslu (10461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide. Looks great; pours a deep, opaque midnight brown color with a small brown head. The aroma is unbelievably alcoholic- hot and bitter in the nose, with bitter dark chocolate, charred wood, and some brownies. Flavor is very bitter dark chocolate, burnt wood, maple, and toasted brown sugar. Full-bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a bitter, extremely roasty mouthfeel. The intensity masks any subtlety of the maple and cherry wood smoke. They went overboard on this one.