madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
28th December 2012daleharshman (1080) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Opaque dark black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little silky. Mild fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, a little coffee and roast. Mellow prune like fruits underneath. Creamy finish with some mildly bitter roast aftertaste.
12 ounce bottle from the 2012 Beer Camp 12-pack purchased a year ago at the Escondido BevMo (that’s a lot of 12’s). Pours black with a finger and a half of brown foam. Aroma of tarry dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, roasted nuts, and perhaps some oats. Flavor of smooth dark cocoa, roasted grainy malts, oat cereal, nutty coffee, and a bit of dark fruit. Fairly rich but with only a hint of sweetness. Nice and soft on the palate with a complete hidden 9% ABV. A nice easy drinking impy-oaty stout that has aged well. (353, 809) Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Poured into 12oz snifter. Jet black with thick tan creamy head. Nose of chocolate and malt. Taste is of chocolate, rasin and malt with a bit of a hop bite at the end.. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
12 FL. OZ. bottle from Shebrooke LC via Ryan (thanks!), served quite cool in a tulip glass. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent deep mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of rich molasses, light grape bubblegum, dark chocolate and black coffee, hints of licorice, deep-roasted malts, lovely.
Palate: Medium+ body, reasonably lively effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of molasses and grape bubblegum, chocolate abounds with less black coffee, rich and quite nice; sweet with good bitterness and a long, alcoholic, deep-roasted malt finish.
Where was “beer camp” when I was younger? Stupid art camp...
On tap at Beermuda. Roasted malt, molasses, light chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Sweet nose. Dark black opaque with foamy tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet and malty with lots of molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Light bitter finish with sweet lingering after.
Dommod2011 (728) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
I want ABL to go on band camp. Preferably somewhere dry, chucking it down outside it is. How cool would that be Thomas? Theydon_Bois (21423) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at home, from Cotteridge Wines, 20/07/13.
Mid black with a tan head that dissipates to a thin pond like covering atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, porridge with diary milk, light booze, dark fruits.
Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, porridge with shavings of chocolate, light booze, dark toffee fudge.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation with a little prickle, light booze coated finish.
Decent offering, the booze is pretty well managed for a 9%er, not a huge amount of depth but an easy drinker! SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle Beer Camp variety pack from BevMo: Appeared as a dark and dense brown color topped with a firm layer of patchy foam. Aroma is pleasant with a smell of roasted dark malt along with a light whiff of chocolate syrup. The flavor is well balanced between a delicate sweetness stemming from the usage of oatmeal and other assorted dark roasted malts that delivers a robust flavor along side a squeeze of chocolate syrup. For sure the stand out during this years’ Beer Camp selection. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Ooh, pours very dark to blackish with a shy head. Aromas of malted brownies, coffee, and sweet meat. Rich and full throttle on the nectar with creamy texture. Generous in character, sweet cocoa with exceptional bitterness that shows through to the finish through all this gobble-d-goop. Awesome beer. Maltser85 (363) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
This is from the 2012 Band camp series. Pours pitch black. Very viscous, poured a half finger of a light khaki head. The aroma started with a bit of molasses smell, bittersweet chocolate, bitter coffee, maybe a hint of a non descript dark fruit. The taste starts with bitter chocolate and bitter coffee, rolls through the mouth with hints of sweet chocolate and slight molasses and possible date or fig. The finish is pretty bitter, coffee mostly. Very tasty. The mouthfeel is very velvety. The beer coats your mouth. There may be a hint of alcohol but not much. This is excellent. It was brewed in July and am drinking it in January of 2013. Very tasty, could age a bit longer to mellow some of the bitterness.