Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark bread, caramel,chocolate,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Hoppy aroma. White head. Dark coloured and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A hint of bitterness and dryness in the finish.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black colour with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted malts and hops.
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-07-31. Black body, small foamy beige head. Aroma is alcoholic, muted dark malt. 6+ Flavour is milder than expected, dark malt, light roasty accents. 6+ Average palate. Enjoyable but surprisingly mild actually. Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010
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Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Csakajosor.hu. Poured pitch black with a huge, beige head. Lots of roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, raisins, and hops in the aroma. Medium dense and carbonation. Slightly sweet finish that ends with a hoppy aftertaste. Excellent beer!
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love when I trade overseas for a bottle and then 8 months later it shows up at the local bottle shop. Of course if I hadn’t traded for it it never would have made it here for others to enjoy. A subtle roasty and slightly sweet stout. I could put away a couple of these in one sitting. Distinct and delicious roast coffee aroma. There is a lot more roastiness in the flavor though with some melted milk chocolate adn a slightly sweet finish. Faint and subtle bitter sweet finish to round everything out.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a tan head. Toffee and light roast aroma with light chocolate. caramel/toffee flavor with light roast and light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with light hops and light chocolate.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks to Jeppe, drank at my mums sometime over Christmas.
Pretty much opaque black brown with a good beige head. Amazing aroma, full of big earthy black malt with loads of coffee and chocolate. Similar flavour but it was very slightly soapy and a little on the thin side. Being such a huge fan of Mr. Fred I was hoping for more. Still a damn good beer no doubt but... the boys beat the girls...
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty chocolate aroma and taste. Decent and smooth for a high alcohol content.
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500. Pours jet black with a dense, creamy, persistent brown head. Glorious looking beer and totally out of season for a "hot" Seattle summer day...but who cares about seasonality when a beer is this nice? Dense, foamy sheets of lace coming down the sides of the glass. Big chocolate and soy nose, showing a wee bit of coffee as well. Sticky thick body. Tons of grain in this one, low carb. Chocolate, soy, coffee, vanilla, and a bit of dark fruit on the mid palate, with a long sticky sugary coffee finish. Kind of a tweener; neither sessionable nor a demanding sit-down sipper. Has a ton of body, relatively high alcohol, and, while it rewards you with a great deal of complexity, the fact that it’s on the fence makes it a bit hard to pin down--is it sort of great, or merely really good? Leaning toward really good, myself.