pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: As blach as ink, big insoluble tanned head; sweet chocolatey nose, sweaty leather and dried fruits included; full bodied, nevertheless soft and silky; very solid dryish bitter flavour; long and longer drier roasty and fruity finish. Really a great beer.....
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
port and burnt malt on the nose, quite wide-bodied with a balanced carb. the taste is initially burned malt, plums and coffee and leaves only coffee.
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hon doftar fina, fast inte så starka toner av kaffe, lite syrligt, en aning grädde och en hint av lakrits. Hennes vätska är lagom tjock, beska-balansen är god och hon har en fin och len eftersmak. Jag tycker i det stora och hela att hon är en ganska stabil, fast rätt ordinär stout.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, halo of tan. Nose is hard to find...possibly roasty though, with nuts and chocolate. Body seems very thin and wet..doesn’t really hold the flavors well as they come across as diluted roasted malt...palate seems a bit unorganized, but really...this is way too thin and diluted to be considered good in any way
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, light chocolate, slight smoke, and slight hops. Poured extremely dark brown/black in color with a tiny, tan/brown head that lasted around the edges only. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, pine, hops, slight tar, slight chocolate, light coffee, and some wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, hops, light pine, light coffee, slight chocolate, and slight tar finish is medium bitter and dry.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, shared with Erwin. Pours out very dark brown, looks like pitch black at the glass. Very little, to little, head, that won’t hold neither it seems. A bit sad. Very good aroma of coffe, lightly chococlate and red fruits inside. Like this one for sure allready. Roasted, very good nespresso- chocolate taste, pretty well balanced biterness and roastiness. Don’t ask me why, but I likt this one more then the HR. Frederiksen, wich is pretty good also. But I think this one, for me, seems more balanced at tastes, only a bit sad the head costs some points. Gonna buy more if I can.
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Coal-black coloured hue with a brown medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and rich roasty malty aroma with notes of dark and milky chocolate, combined with fruity notes of dried berries, noble hops, as well as leather and liquorice-spice. Roasty bitter flavour with a present and well-rounded malty sweetness, full bodied with a very smooth carbonation. Balanced roast-malty and subtle fruity taste with notes of chocolate, burnt caramel, leather and liquorice; dry-ish and intensively roasty and hop bitter finish with light vinous notes and almost the ultimate length. Great. 22.VI.10
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one @ CBF 2010. Black colored brew. Roasted malts in the aroma. Flavor is malty, chocolate, roast, coffee. Ok.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
7 Rich dry unsweetened bitter chocolate aroma
4 almost black small tight head
8 Lovely rich burnt roast, bitter and chocolatey ob swallowing. Retronasals quite sharp, some hoppiness.
4 refreshing carbonation, crisp at first, but softens on the tongue with the sweet body. Finish continues the hops from the retronasals but they settle down into being quite bitter and dry and almost papery.
15 A really good sipper. We made this last almos an hour and every sip was great.
Sledutah (7027) - Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from La Cave à Bulles in Paris
Appearance: Pours a thick black with a tan head, some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate and coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, smokey (ash), grainy and coffee
This is a very nice stout. Smooth drinkability.