Garrold (4625) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. PSBH, Manchester. Black, with a thick, bubbly, lasting beige head, complete with a glossy top. Woody, boozy, dark chocolate, treacle, espresso ice cream. Pretty much how you’d imagine. Taste is treacle sweet. Turn ashy dry, then roasty bitter. Not as big a mouthfeel as the aroma and taste might hint at. Bit of heat. Finishes long, roasty, treacly bitter. Big and boozy, but slightly hard work. Still got a 4 though. How does that work?....
McNeillR (2264) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch brown, glint of paper bag brown on the edge and a thick ring and viscous film. Nose is whisky milk, creamy ramped steps of firm booziness and can-do beastly malt. Initial taste is silky, brilliant flights of burnt marshmallow and cheap but worn leather. It’s hard to look past the mouthfeel. Shaken silk and ink wells of melted malt. Not biting, not boozy, not fiery. The barrel ageing is an earthy lowland sweetness, smack down of brassy bitterness at the linger but the finish before hand is almost too much. Stuttering liquorice covered by a gasping milk choc, dusty and wholesomely bitterness. All eliminated by a concentrated rolling whisky sweetness. I can’t think of any way to improve this beer but make more of it. Please.
Bottle, 10.5%, wait til you see my original rating, bottle, Brewdog Online
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at What’s Brewing. A dark brown beer, close to black, with a finger-thick dark tan head on top. The aroma is chocolate-ish and roasted, with some alcohol notes. Rather vinous. It’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, warming. Sweet, almost sugary flavor with dark chocolate, roasted malts and some vinous alcohol notes. Even though it’s tasting sweet, it feels surprisingly dry in the finish. An intense and tasteful beer, that’s for sure. 141031
zebra (1901) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330-ml bottle from wlvliquors. roasty stout, creamy milk, peaty boozy scotch barrels, couldn’t ask for more.
ERB92 (674) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, leather and roasted malts in the aroma. Black with a brown head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Slightly sticky texture and a long finish. Overall a really nice Imperial Stout, rich flavour and nice warming alcohol in the back.
Cam_Dynamite (119) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another cracker from to øl. Pours dark black with a tan head that lingers nicely. Aroma is chocolate and cocoa. Taste is milk chocolate, malts, subtle coffee. Finishes with a bit of smoke, whisky and some beautiful espresso bitterness. An absolute favourite
Bobhund (128) - - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska köpt på Systembolaget. Lite mjölkig i konsistensen som väntat, imponerande lite alkohol som bryter igenom smaken. Bra, men köper inte igen.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Dark brown, tan. Malts, roasted, chocolate. Sweet, bitter, long, with more chocolate and a hint of whisky.
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BrewDog Online. It pours jet black with a decent dark tan head. The nose is rich roast, bitter-sweet, chocolate cake, mild whisky, blueberry cobbler, warming, medicinal notes and liquorice. The taste is bitter, rich roast, milk chocolate, gateaux, warming whisky, medicinal, cocoa, earth, treacle, liquorice, jammy berry, spicy notes and charred wood with a smooth, warming finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Good deal of whisky character to it. A big punchy mofo of a beer. Good stuff.
teddybeer (3577) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black color with a brown head that quickly diminishes. Aroma has notes of ripe red fruit, roasty notes, vanilla notes and slightly licorice. Strong coffee taste with notes of black chocolate, licorice, some molasses, slightly sweet and slightly whisky notes. The final is smooth on palate, creamy slightly bittery but turns to light sweet at the end in the aftertaste, roasty notes and slightly whisky notes in the aftertaste as well. Really, really awesome.