Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, tan head some lacing. Aroma is extremely roasted and full of chocolate and coffee. Flavour is the same with a nice bitterness to it. Unfortunately the body is a bit thin and it is very flat as well. This is so much the case that it influences the whole experience of the beer. With a better mouthfeel I would have loved it, now I don’t.
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl Bottle from De Molen. Pitch black, small beige brown head. Aroma of lovely hard roasted malts, lots of chocolate, light smoke/tar, a hint of liquorice. Flavour is sweet and bitter, hard roasted malts, chocolate, lots of hops, earthy liquorice in the bitter finish. Medium to fullbodied, soft and creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic stout, exactly how I like them.
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Poured black with quite large and light brown head. Aroma was mostly of liquorice and chocolate with some burnt notes. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, burtness, ash, hops, bitterness and coffee. Ashy and bitter aftertaste.
nimbleprop (7480) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at the DC Local tasting. Pours an opaque, slightly oily black with a creamy white head. Nice, toasty aroma, coffee, nuts, brown sugar. Flavor is also very nice, brown sugar, molasses, coffee, toast. A little thick in the mouth but drinkable. Very nice.
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Cola black body atop small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some floral, bittersweet chocolate, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, light chocolate syrup. Smooth medium body.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL bottle from DK.Pours black with tan frothy head. Nose of coffee, cinnamon, and grassy hops. Body is creamy and thick. Roasted malts, with very bitter finish which lingers.
Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Ølfestival, Esbjerg, Denmark 22-10-09. Pours dark brown. Soft creamy roasty flavour’s show initially. There is a bit of burnt toast on the nose some coffee and a mellow pleasant bitterness, good stuff. A6 A4 F8 P4 Ov14 3.6
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, roast. Black coloured beer with a lasting, beige head. The taste is bitter and sweet and has roast, coffee and chocolate mainly. Hops there as well. Good beer.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light liquorish. Flavour is sweet chocolate and roasted malt, coffee. Well balanced.
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fairly good stout. Hoppy for a stout. A little thin for all the flavors.