burilom (11) - USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ALEhouse. Light brown head. Nice body. Can feel some chocolate in taste. Roasted and sligtly hoppy finish.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - 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. Itís a very drinkable stout with mild roosted malts, hints of coffee and dark chocolate and some hop bitterness. Good brew.
THVB (23) - 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 (6120) - TromsÝ, 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 (TromsÝ, 04.04.2013).
Alusmamuts (77) - 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. (Iím not a stout lover, so otherwise probably iíl give one star more)
dutchbeerpages (1072) - 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 (7494) - 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 (3641) - 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.
kermis (2460) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours black with a massive bubbly tan head. Aroma of fresh grassy and fruity hops, rich roast, light coffee and chocolate. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Medium bodied with high carbonation.
goozen (2311) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Black coloured brew with a lot of carbon, big foamy head and watch out an gushing warning. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, nice beer from Latvia...eh..the Netherlands.
Benzai (4329) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Opaque dark brown to black color, huge light brown, a bit creamy, slightly lacing head that lasts for a decent while. Smell malts, slightly hops, slightly some sourness. Taste is almost the same: malts, slightly hops, lightly sourish, also a hint of coffee and bitter. A bit fizzy carbonation, ok body. Overall a bit unbalanced imo.