oops (38) - - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Once again. Really different when drinking from tap or from bottle. Rating goes for tap as it was better from tap compared to the bottle. Dark beer with nice brown head. Chocolate and maybe some hints of plums in aroma. Chocolate in the taste. Easy to drink. Good beer.
Koelschtrinker (8619) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sehr starke Karbonisierung. Dann angenehm und weich dunkel malzig, fast schokoladig, was aber durch die hohe Karbonisierung überdeckt. Röstiger, gleichzeitig spritzig, ab dem hinteren Mittelteil etwas hopfig. Gut. 13/10/8/11/9/11
Marduk (1329) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pitch black color. Small off-white/brown head, stays. Chocolate, plums, raisins in aroma. Mellow aroma. Faint smokiness, roasted malts, slightly sour and bit watery flavor. Lack of depth. Faint roasted malts in aftertaste.
MaartenRF10 (1197) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, brown head. A huge, very huge brown head. It took over ten minutes before I could finally take my first sip! So, highly carbonated. High, but still rather soft and really quite nice. It’s a very drinkable stout with mild roosted malts, hints of coffee and dark chocolate and some hop bitterness. Good brew.
THVB (25) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home (april 13, 2013) Black with a tan coloured massive head that stays forever. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a dark cherry. Taste of bitter coffee, milky chocolate , dark red fruits, a resin, licorice and burned caramel. Quite nice hoppy as wel, especially in the aftertaste. Also an unpleasant metallic note. Unfortunaly too much carbonation.
Rune (6368) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Elisabeth & Stefan for sharing a 330ml bottle bought at the brewhouse in Riga. Huge, very huge, and dense, rocky, beige head leaving spotty lacework on the glassware. Promising smell of coffee and grainy malts. Taste of dark chocolate, ash and dark fruits. Bittering malty ending. Rather intense foamy mouthfeel. Quite nice (Tromsø, 04.04.2013).
Alusmamuts (80) - LATVIA - MAR 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost black with rich light brown cap. Rich coffee notes in good rich stout taste. (I’m not a stout lover, so otherwise probably i’l give one star more)
dutchbeerpages (1140) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice black stout. Beautiful big uneven head on black beer. Sour notes and also coffee. The head, though the result of too much carb, is a thing of beauty. Bought at a store in Alkmaar.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (ALEhouse, Riga)
Pretty much black, with a huge tight tan head. Nice chocolatey aroma - soft and inviting. Slightly watery palate, decent carbonation. Crisp and refreshin, but the carbonation makes it too burpy. Mellow roast in the taste, with just a background hint of ashy burntness. Very easy drinker, no sign of 6% at all, but a bit fizzy.
Borresteijn (3681) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, big foamy light-beige head. Aroma of ash, tar, hard roasted malts, some plain chocolate. Flavour is Belgian chocolate, ash, hard roasted malts, tobacco, bitter coffee, tar, hoppy and hard roasted bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. Extremely high carbonation that detracts from the drinking experience.