MarkoNm (1900) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black color, topped with a medium sized brown cream head, fairly lasting. Aroma is very easy to pick up, some nice chocolate notes with coffee dominating over them, though not too intrusive. Taste is gently sweet, some chocolate notes up front, gentle coffee feel and some bitterness in the finish. Very gentle but lasting roasted coffee aftertaste. Creamy and smooth, full taste but has that light feel to it. Very lovely, superbly drinkable.
rekvium (161) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of heavy roasted malts, coffee (LOTS!), light licorice, light chocolate. Roasted malts and coffee dominates the aroma in a very pleasant way. Taste is heavy on coffee, loooots of roasted malts, quite bitter, light cocoa and chocolate, light licorice. I get notes of vanilla, which I don’t normally do in a non barrel aged stout. Super balanced, despite the heavy bitterness and the roasted malts.
jbuskirk (935) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I can now vouch for the fact that this Beer Geek release really does go quite well with breakfast. Breakfast pour black with about two fingers of cocoa-colored head. Aroma has a lovely ground coffee character. Flavor has bittersweet baker’s chocolate, roasted grains, and fresh, bold coffee. Feel is smooth and rich. This truly is a beer deserving of the day’s most important meal. All the better if you’re needing some hair of the dog treatment. (I’m not saying I needed it.)
Kosmokrator (684) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nera, densa e mediamente schiumosa. Un concentrato di malto e caffè, meno cioccolatoso dell’atteso sinceramente. Una buona stout senza dubbio, che racchiude tutte le caratteristiche tipiche dello stile ma che aggiunge ben poco di nuovo (degno di nota l’equilibrio complessivo). Per i gusti del sottoscritto, buona e nulla più.
tfontana (307) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Redstone’s Liquors, Stoneham, MA. Aroma is chocolatey and coffee, roasted malts. Appearance is opaque black with persistent light brown ring of head with mild lacing. Taste is moderate sweet chocolate with moderate coffee bitterness that dominates second half. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and dry bitter coffee finish. Overall, very good but dominated a bit more by bitter than I like and a little thin.
sonotono (190) - torino, ITALY - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nero impenetrabile, poca schiuma marrona scuro.
Odore tostato, caffè, cioccolato, nocciola, luppolo floreale ed erbaceo.
Oleosa, corposa, pastosa, poco frizzante, molto amara, tostata, cioccolato, caffè, emergono anche i luppoli seppure in secondo piano. Prevalgono i sapori tostati/caffè, i luppoli si ritagliano uno spazio in odore e sapore.
pogge (4) - DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jeg smagte den igår på Mikkeller i Stefansgade som fadøl. Awesome! Det er flydende kage!
SensejPL (22) - Bia³ystok, POLAND - NOV 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Intensive coffee aroma, almost black, nice creamy head. Roasty taste, bitter finish
ArtificialCyst (153) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Elysium. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, some sweet hoppy notes: fruity, resin, herbal. Great composition, very intensive. Appearance: Color is black, head is low but nice looking: beige, dense and durable. Taste: A great composition of coffee, chocolate and roasty notes connected with hoppy sweet notes in the background, bitterness is mostly coffee-like, very dry. Palate: Finish is dry, body is medium, carbonation is low.
klm1 (630) - - OCT 29, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black color, haze/opaque, with big, stable creamy light brown head. Visually low carbonation.
Aroma with strong note of roasted malts, with roasted coffee like character. Hop aroma is low, with hints of pine.
Flavor is very high roasted malt, which takes on coffee, roasted coffee beans, tobacco, bittersweet chocolate.
Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness moderate medium. Hop flavors takes on pine, dark fruits, reisins.
Finish is slightly bitter/dry. Body is medium, texture is because of oat silky smooth, carbonation is low.