Inbreak (6408) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2017 kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry stout. Astringent, bitter stout. Adult alcohol forward stout. Some pine in there. Dark brown or burnt sienna with caramel color head. I prefer more coffee, this does not have it. It meets the style, maybe too perfectly. Possibly the perfect "stout" for style comparison.
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17.10.2017, 12 oz bottle @ home:Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Big brown bubbly-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, sour-ish roasted grain, sour coffee, toast, dark sugar, grass, alcohol, hops, minerals, licorice. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish roasted, bark, burnt toast, alcohol, sour-ish roasted grain, sour coffee, harsh hops, grass, hay, paper, hints of licorice. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh sour-ish roasted mouthfeel. Fair enough, not really my cup of tea.
From Aug 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle(Enjoy Mar 16 11) a pitch black with a medium sized head of foam that shrunkly quickly but left a solid layer with lacing.
The smell is all roasty at first and then really hoppy with alcohol notes present as well. Holding my nose to the glass for a bit longer, I notice there's some chocolate there too.
The taste comes at you from 3 directions: There's a very nice roasted malt-chocolate bite that hits me first followed by a hop bitterness that stops this brew from ever getting too sweet, nice.. and for me, there's just a touch of the alcohol noted in the smell but dang, it makes me think, this is 9.1%abv? How dog gone smooth for a RIS but it's not due to lack of flavour; 3 directions? Yeah but...they all come together and make for a most enjoyable sipping experience!
Bottom line: I need more of this stuff!!
Thanks to jwc215 for this sample! fernans (56) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 4, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 I've always enjoyed this Stout. pours ink black and caramel foam that things out. cocoa and Earthy aromas. No really noticabl
e boozy finish. Smooth on tongue. Just well done. BeerInHeaven (467) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2017
very dark brown pour with a thick creamy tan head. toasted malt, black coffee, and some floral citrus hop notes on the nose. Outstanding complex taste. Malty, some coffee, and then some hop bitter as well. Long warming finish and linger. Excellent! CH-303 (2338) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Light tan head.
Cakes (460) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Aroma: Roasted, some dark malt. Light chocolate.
Taste: Quite bitter, dark malt, roasted. Slight perfume. Surprising.
Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 355 ml, NOK 64.90
Info: 21/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????
12 oz glass from tap at Victory brew pub.
A very handsome beer. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and some hops. Taste has roasted malt, chocolate, A finished product. basaywhat (306) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of rich malt, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, and roast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. ShivanDragon (4501) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2017
Donker bruin tot zwart met lichte kaki kraag. Aroma van laurier, geroosterde en gebrande mout, chocolade, cacao, veel hop, smaken redelijk geroosterd bitter, redelijke laurier, scherp, hoppig, stevige laurier zoals in een bipa, mist wat complexiteit, wat dun vanmtextuur,?glad,? Iets te hoppig voor een stout mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Waiting for the Montreal semi-finals to start. Very dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, smoke and all kinds of similar stuff. Really bitter, roasty and dark, the way an imperial stout is supposed to be. Noting out of the ordinary going on here, jsut straight up roasted malts, and plenty of! I like! Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2017
Pours black as night with a solid creamy tan cap head, aromas of coffee, chocolate and spice, full bodied ale, loving it with the chocolate sweetness and the bitter coffee aftertaste, also getting vanilla and spice coming through.