Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Oregon Garden Brewfest. Thick rich chocolatey stout. Thick brown head. Dark brown opaque in color. This is an excellent Stout.
Douberd (2947) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Alameda Black Bear XX Stout) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7%
Black coloured body, huge dark brown head, I had actually to wait till it had collapsed a bit to continue with pouring, took me a while. Very thick foam too, long lasting. Medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of hops, fruits, chocolate, light vanilla, some roasted malts.
Very nice taste, again hoppy and fruity touches that complement the present chicolate very well. Light citrus and orange cake.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Very tasty beer.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of butterscotch, chocolate milk and coffee roast. Flavours of coffee, smoke, licorice and dark chocolate. Quite a smooth number. Well carbonated. Dry, sweet action. Nice.
rosenbergh (7860) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Bottled on 07/17/14. 7%. Bomber tasting at Timo A.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Coffee, mild sourness and roasted malt in the aroma.
Roasted malt and coffee in the flavour. Thin.
otornber (34) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Foreign Stout. Doesn’t quite match to Guinness’s excellent Special Export. The rhye perhaps makes this a bit too rough to the palate and gives the taste a slightly distasteful roughness. The aroma is very complex and varied with tart and dark dried fruits, toasted malts and peat. Taste is along the same lines. Palate is somewhat light, a bit rough with the rhye, but mostly nice and smooth. Good brew.
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Cheers veliemboys. Pours a black colour with a small white head. Aroma of strong ashtray notes and maybe some chocolate. Flavour of harsh chocolate maltiness, ash, grassy bitterness and coffee. Light bodied and almost watery mouthfeel. Nice lingering bitter finish. Good.
olio (7017) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours jet black color with a small head. Lots of coffee and cocoa here, burnt malts, some chocolate and faint hops. Sweet flavor, caramel and syrup, dark malts and cocoa, maybe some coffee too. Nice robust coffee stout if you will.
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle (7%) @ olio, bottled 17.07.2014
Aroma has ash, tobacco and some salty licorice. Flavour has ash, salty licorice and some tobacco. Feels somewhat watery and thin for this ABV. Good but does not reach the top; just too watery.
tiong (4326) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, rye, licorice, dark chocolate, cocoa and ash. Taste is smooth, roasty and dark chocolatey with loads of cocoa, licorice and ash. Finish is roasty, slightly bitter and sweetish with hints of dark chocolate and cocoa. Okay.
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber split with a friend. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Very roasty on the nose, but not astringent. Very light bodied and a bit watery, Easy drinking and very enjoyable.
mike_77 (3627) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with dark, coffee-esque creamy head. Aroma is quite earthy at first with some chocolatey tones coming through later. Texture is very smooth and creamy. There’s a peaty, earthy flavour to it also lots of bitter roasted malts. Some coffee in the finish.