sharkydodson (500) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma of caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee and vanilla with some hints of spices... the taste of roasted malt, black chocolate, robust, toast with notes of dark fruits, port, vanilla and spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste... wonderful stout...
jspronck (132) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with tall dark head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee. In mouth, mostly chocolate and vanilla notes with a long and awesome sweet and bitter finish as if you were eating some very fine dark chocolate. Luxurious mouthfeel. Rich and strong. Loved it.
mjik83 (826) - - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl flesje bij Servaas, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 10%
Uitgeschonken in Jopen glas
Uiterlijk: zwart met klein cremelaagje
Aroma en smaak: pure chocolade, koffie, bitter, zoet in de nasmaak
Conclusie: lekkere stout, volle smaak
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Choos (660) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: ground coffee and cocoa and malt
App: pitch tan head
Flavour: big coffee and spiritous hit with balanced hop and cocoa
Palate: long cocoa and coffee finish
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Andy_ (887) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Black beer with little brown head. Aroma and flavor have coffee, liqueur, smoked wood and licorice. Palate is quite full and stinging bitter. Finish has strong bitterness. Aftertaste has rough coffee beans, salty licorice, smoke, syrupy sweetness and tar with coffeey acidicy. I was expecting a bit more, also the palate felt too thin for the flavors.
Estebanik (73) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nalewa sie z bardzo trwala jak na risa, ciemnobezowa piana. Mega czekoladowe w aromacie. Geste, wyklejajace. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi alkohol, niestety.
dogbomb (1006) - ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Jet brown! Head is a red brown like autumn, but fades rather quickly. Nose is rich - chocolate, cream, more chocolate, the faintest hint of whisky, vanilla, coffee. Taste is thick with an instant whoosh of chocolate liquier, chocolate powder and creamy whisky. Theres a little bit of chocolate heat in the nostrils, letting you know this isnít a beer to be messed with. Sip. Enjoy. Savour.
Grima (2173) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mi Orge Mi Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours deep black with a nice espresso head. Aroma is rich malty, roasty with a huge amount of chocolate and licorice. Taste is strong malty, slight hints of smoke, coffee and lots of sweet chocolate. Finish is long lasting malty-roasty, chocolatey sweet and, with some burnt notes.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
How often do you get to enjoy three of lifeís great pleasures at once? And Mrs H says I canít do more than one thing at a time... Look, Iím multi-tasking! Appearance: Itís a stout, so the colour is a given. Might be imagination or just bad light in here, but the head seemed to have a plummy tinge, like whipped grape juice. Aroma: dark chocolate, vanilla bean, milk - quite restrained for the style, even at room temp. Comes to life in the mouth, where it is thick and sludgy, sweet and bitter. Luxurious mouthfeel even for an imperial - almost milkshake-like. Sweet, treacley chocolate with some terrific espresso bitterness. Roasted malts dominate the finish. A rich treat in small quantities - two bottles of this would be too rich for my ascetic monk-like constitution. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 10/4/14)
JStax (3447) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer looks like sludge coming out of the bottle, like used motor oil. Thick head of dark brown foam. The aroma is burnt and ashy, with a dark sweetness lingering in the background. The taste has mostly coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Dry and bitter in the finish. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not bad, but too bitter for my tastes.