illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Deep woody brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is terribly metallic -- copper to be exact -- with hardly any beer character. Flavor is a big improvement: brown sugar and fermented red fruits, charred bread and burnt caramel. Dry finish. Not really that good.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Black beer with a small biege head. Vanilla, licorice, sweet, chocolate, plumsand raisins aroma. Simliar flavour but a bit to much alcohol flavour...
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, roasted, cocoa, milky, mint, milk chocolate, licorice, candy, raisins, figs, yeasty notes, some plum. Malty flavor, roasted, yeasty, plums and figs, some raisins, chocolate, sourish, vinous, chocolate, licorice, some candy. Decent body and with a malty vinous finish that also brings chocolate, mint and yeast.
grunx (367) - - JUL 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma envolvent que no cansa mai. Notes de regalèsia molt elegants en boca. Gran.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Super gusher...never seen beer so eager to escape it’s confines. At least the head is full and foamy. Soft spicy chocolate malt on the nose. A bit of a sour tang too. Good, thick body. Metallic tang, chocolate, cocoa and a little cherry tart . Slightly phenolic. Not much to recommend here, except the body.
Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - JUN 19, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Full on gusher....salvaged just a taste and it was metallic. Nose was wet galvanized nails. Very bummed as I was really looking forward to it. Lame sauce.
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick deep umber black color with a full creamy head that laces down the glass quickly. Aromas are dark fruit, roasted malts and whiffs of funky sweet yeast. On the palate this is pretty interesting... lots of bubble lead this zippy stout through a barrage of flavors starting with rich bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts but moving into a sour tart mid palate full of sour cherry ripe plums and tart grapes that linger with the roasted chocolate notes nicely on te finish.
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is loaded with roasty malt, dough. Color is black and very hazy with a full tan head that dismisses quickly. Taste is quite sweet with the presence of dried fruit. Very carbonated, lively, with medium body and oily texture. Finish is smooth and long. Just an average stout for me, I prefer a bigger body and creamy texture with much less carbonation.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Let me preface this by saying I think I got a bad bottle. It poured very fizzy and even had a coke like vanishing head. It continued bubble for several minutes. Aroma is creamy with strong vanilla and toffee. Flavor reminded me of a flat coke float with a hand full of toasted malts.
gizmo_ber (189) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m disappointed after picking up the last bottle on the shelf. For the price and the fact it’s Belgium, I was expecting to be blown away. The smell and the pour are great for the anticipation, but the taste is bitter and this does not drink as smoothly as I want my stouts. On top of that, I can’t get much flavor either.