Nero55 (947) - Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2018 Scipio (1275) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a full, frothy tan head. Aroma is mostly vanilla, along with some cocoa and chocolate. The taste is very pleasing. It smoky and chocolaty with some earthy malts and vanilla. What makes this one different and somewhat surprising is the grapefruit citrus impressions that are here as well. This is very noticeable in the aftertaste, which is a delicious blend of the grapefruit, smoke, and chocolate. Full bodied with a thick, oily texture. This is very good and I really enjoyed this. I don’t find this very Christmasy, but that really doesn’t matter. Its an excellent stout without any negatives that I can find.
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Dark brown black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body, chocolate, coffee, light smoke, and a slight alcohol finish. DialSquare (5188) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Draft from Daily Growler UA: black pour, medium beige head. aroma of roasted chickadee malts. tastes are dark chocolate, citrus peel, little milky sour, caramel, earthy, bit charred. background warmth, but covers well. quite nice. barrelagedluv (80) - Pittsburg, California, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Pours thick n oily into a British imperial pint glass with a beige foamy lather. Scent is potent and malty, notes of cacao and vanilla. Taste is toasted and syrupy, notes of expresso and lactose. Backend is long on creamy richness, Nutella comes to mind. A Stout to be recond with, cheers Port Brewing! BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2017
19th December 2017. Ordered as part of a Flight in Crush & Brew, Temecula. Really pleased to see this, another beer I have wanted to try it for some time (it shared stage with Alesmith's Horny Devil, Lost Abbey's Lost & Found and a beer from Ritual called Hellion). Black bodied, tanned head. Chocolate esters within the malty aroma, taste also dominated by the roasted malts and again dark chocolate was the main player. Liked it. ebone1988 (2237) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, bready, warming, vanilla, slight booze, very nice. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured thickish. Taste is roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, bready, vanilla, coffee, like a less intense or toned down version of Founders Imperial Stout. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, bitter licorice roasty aftertaste. Overall, this one is super solid.
emdejes (96) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2017
50 cl bottle - I expected much more of this. After five years of age, this beer did not evolve in something incredible tasty. Would not try this again. A little plain. yoxik75 (461) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu notatki.
Piana obfita, opada zdobi szkło, resztka jej pozostaje do końca. Kolor Czarny. Aromat palone słody, czekolada, słodki owocowy, nuty dymne, chmielowe klasyczne. Smak wysoka palonośc, kwaskowo od palonych słodów, równie intensywna gorzka czekolada, suszone owoce, pełnia, słodycz nie przytłaczająca, wraz z wysoką goryczką idzie na finiszu ostrość, chropowatość, lekko alkohol w likierową nutę. Piwo gładkie w strukturze, smaki grają, po ogrzaniu smaki się otwierają i dostajemy konkretnego RISa brakuje tu jedynie beczki dębiny i wanilii, wersja OAK czeka. Bardzo Dobre. oobawa (1865) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Sweet, decadent RIS, massive swaths of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and anise percolating over a surprisingly firm hop bill, leading to a dry, roasty finish. Pours a viscous black with a thick brown head and good lacing. Nose is straight mocha. Thick texture holds a manageable but present boozy warmth. Nice beer. Beerowulf (136) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Aroma of chocolate. Heavy coffee taste and light carbonation. Chocolate aftertaste lingers beautifully. A little more hop notes after it warms. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2017
At Max Place, pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, tangerine, flavor of chocolate, coffee, tangerine, medium to full bodied