RhetoricalAns (891) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 mL bottle. Black pour thin dark tan head. Heavy heavy roast aroma, dark chocolate, espresso. Thick body, a real sipper. Alcohol comes through a bit. Doesn’t get much darker or heavier.
JK (5971) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Heavy roast. Thick, heavy palate. heavily roasted and a good palate, bit it would benefit from some complexity in the flsvor.
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dark oily pour with a smaller head. Roasty, slightly sweet. Oily texture. Good brew.
SinH4 (4051) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with inch thick beige head. Aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, fantastic. Taste is similar, but not thick enough for this beer. Bitter finish. Still good stuff.
DYCSoccer17 (3668) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle purchased in Vancouver. Aroma is a bit ashy, some anise and licorice. Not much else. Inky dark brown/black body with a small virtually non-existent tan head. Starts with lots of oaked woodiness. Super woody. Has some anise and ashiness in the middle. Finishes with a bit of astringency. Kind of harsh.
JefVerstraete (3106) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very bitter aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Subtle bourbon aftertaste with some hints of vanilla. Bitter with light sweet hints. Great!
olio (9751) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 cl bottle. Thanks Timo A!
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma has distinct bourbon in it, dark chocolate, even some dark ripe fruits, cocoa and caramel. Flavor is chocolaty, bourbon is present, vanilla sweetness, maybe some coffee too. Quite bitter palate, still very smooth. Excellent.
lusikka (7770) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle. Thanks a lot Timo A. Pours a pitch black colour with thick beige head. Aroma of rich sweet bourbon notes, smoked meat, dark chocolate and wood. Flavour of rich sweet roastiness, harsh licorice notes, dark chocolate, espresso, smoked meat and even peat notes. Strong wooden notes. Full bodied. Very thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Wow, so good balance.
lello4ever (845) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore marrone scuro quasi nero, schiuma sottile di un marroncino legno. Aroma dolce di malto, si apprezza subito al palato le note di caffè e malto tostato ben equilibrate. Consistenza piena, alcol in evidenza, bassa carbonazione, beverina. Una eccellente Stout con belle note date dell’invecchiamento in botte.
dfearnley (1942) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to stout glass
Coffee, bourbon, oak, cherry wood, smoke, and vanilla. Dark, opaque brown with a thin creamy, light brown head. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, wood, Worcestershire sauce, chocolate malt and a nice hoppiness at the end.