Borresteijn (7342) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
66cl Bottle at AHBS. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet, milky, hard roasted malts, moccha, milk chocolate. Flavour is sweet, hard roasted malts, charcoal, light sour milk, coffee, moccha, chocolate, alcohol, roasted bitter finish. Fullbodied, fat mouthfeel. Great stout. bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - APR 30, 2012
Thanks to eeebigee!Menudo cervezón!gracias por tener esta oportunidad!muy buen blend.
de los mejores que he probado!! Scopey (15263) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Sample from bottle. It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, dark fruit, port/vinous notes, salted caramel, toffee and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, tar, varnish, dark fruit (particularly blueberry), liquorice, coffee, chocolate, hint of tanginess, charcoal, ash, brown sugar, toasted coconut and solid bitterness and warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Well balanced and flavoursome. iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2012
Black pour with thick,pillowy, tan head. Aromas of toffee, butterscotch, and notes of alcohol. Taste is sweet, slight burn, and mild bitterness on the back end. Full bodied, thick, oily, and dry finish. Overall, a tasty, but big, stout. Very complex, with tons of different flavors. Pine, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses...it all seems to be there. MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle shared blind by cptnspeed1, thanks Brad! Dark black pour with a chocolate head. Looks fantastic. Aromas of brown sugar, roast, and sweetness. Taste was the same with all components working well together. I liked this one a lot, but not sure if it is worth the price point.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk at the Danish Invasion tasting. Thank you very much! Deep black, just a touch of brown highlight, thin beige head. Lovely nose, slight piney hops, coffee grounds, hints of vanilla, ovaltine malts. Lovely smooth front, hint of dark chocolate, very slight vanilla, ovaltine, earthy hops. Surprisingly bitter finish, nice roastiness. Very mellow, very rounded. Lovely. cgarvieuk (25224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast malt ... light pine hop nose ... zezty roast malts ... big roast ... heavy malts ... quite a lot of pine ... juicy malts ... chocolate and molasis ... light bitterness ... nice if a little buttery madvike (3280) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1..thanks Brad! - Drank this one blind. Big black body with a huge foamy tan head. Nose is medium roast, molasses, and a slight nuttiness. A touch of sweetness, but this is mostly pretty dry. A bit of oak. Has a nice molasses and sweet corn syrup taste, with medium roast and a dark chocolate base. Sweet. Big thick body with a nice carbonation. I’m glad I tried this blind because i had no preconceptions on it. Good stuff.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a small dark tan head leaving sticky lacing clinging to the glass once the head dies down. Nose is an amazing balance of sweetness and mocha tones. Lots of booze and intensity mix well with notes of creme brulee, vanilla, coffee, dark cocoa and a touch of smoke. Nose is unbelievably appealing. The sweetness adds the slightest note of smooth vanilla ice cream and it works so well. The taste doesn’t have as much sweetness, instead focuses on heavy cocoa and coffee tones. Thick mocha like with a touch of vanilla and smoke. Finishes quite boozy which is to be expected at almost 14%. Very big and intense brew but with a good amount of drinkability for something so big. Full, heavy mouth feel which flows well from the sweetness and soft, prickly carbonation. I try not to buy into the hype over beers but I really think this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Should age beautifully phaleslu (10454) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! He’s been holding on to this for me. Pours a deep, opaque brown color with about a centimeter of dark tan head. There is a creaminess that initially pops out of the aroma, quickly followed by roasted malts, root beer, dark chocolate, toast, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malts, charred wood, brown sugar, molasses, earthy hops, dark chocolate, and pine. Medium-full bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The aroma didn’t wow me here, and I was prepared to be pretty disappointed, but the flavor was solid. I still like each of the parts better than the sum.