JDBaker11058 (2026) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
appearance: dark brown, hint of lighter edges; short tan fizzy head quickly fading. aroma: bitter dark chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, hint of espresso and ash tray. taste: bitter baking chocolate, peat fire, molasses, soy sauce, brown bread. finish: hint of whiskey heat, maybe a touch of vanilla; palate seems a little too prickly and light. notes: In a world of ever-crazier, constantly-one-upping, barrel-aged stouts (not necessarily a good thing), this one didn’t do much to stand out. Palate was too light, flavors just a touch too savory for the style. Aged two years, gift from Sarah for Beersmas.
kingstoni (2015) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as Xbeeriment #44. Black color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, nuts and notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium bitter finish. Oily feel.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of anis, peat, coffee and chocolate. Pours black with a medium foam. Tastes nice and roasty. Roasted malt, some dark nuts, and a slight mocha finish. Nice and dark.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate brown, almost black, with a one inch off-white head that recedes to a decent collar and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is very peaty and smoky, like Scotch, but not nearly as overpowering as some of the Scotch-aged beers I’ve had. There are plenty of roasted malts and a fair amount of citrus hops.
The taste has an initial sweetness from the malts mixed with the peat notes. There is some cocoa powder and black malts in the background though the finish is a duel between the oranges of the hops and the smoke from the malts.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation - dry and smoky in the finish.
This is an excellent stout with the peated malts really adding some complexity. I’ve normally been very disappointed with "Scotch-tasting" stouts but it’s pretty subtle here. Highly recommended.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, and chocolate – with a slightly bitter finish.
zdk (1903) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at #44 shared at the 5000 tasting - a little grassy, chocolately and boozey with a touch of cream. Raisins and a hint of detergent on the nose.
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells soy and smoky. Tastes smoky malty, abit watery, with a similar finish.
Foffern (1764) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: dark chocolate, roasty coffee, hint of smoke
Appearance: Dark brown to black, hazy. Small beige head, disapears fast.
Taste: More of the roasty malt with a coffe touch. Dark chocolate.
Palate: Heavy body, feels very thick and creamy (In the beginning I felt I could drink this with a spoon), low carbo. Long medium-heavy bitter in the end.
Overall: A very tasteful and heavy stout. On the edge of becomming too bitter in the end, could be just little bit more balanced, but overall a beer that tastes as good as when you open the bottle as after an hour in the glass.
Linnet (1760) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: smokey, licorice, coffee, burnt pork, alcohol, ashy.
Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: medium bite, mid-sweet, salty, smokey, licorice, smokiness well integrated.
P: medium body, average carbonation, warming, bitter, and salty finish.
kathouse (1752) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Beer pours black with a tiny white foam. Citrusy hop aroma provides a dank musty aroma when combined with the peat malt. Flavor provides a sharp hop bite. Black malt bitterness and excessive hop is an undesirable combination. Finish is acrid and pungent. Like the person its named for. Oops, is that too much?