polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, peat, dough and licorice. Nice. Very dark brown that sits jet black in the glass with an average light tan head that mostly diminished and left great lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is medium/full bodied and watery soft. Overall a really nice stout. Great aroma and flavor that really shows off the chocolate and roasted malt profile. The hops are very well balanced and do not overpower the finish with bitterness. A very good stout that is right up there with Bells Kalamazoo stout. Just loved it.
esox (1189) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black Beer, creamy tan head. Roasted grainy, licoricy notes, a touch of caramelly biscuit aroma. Fruity fermentation aromas. Sturdy, almost creamy maltiness, ripe fruitiness, sweetly herbal hops, dry and resiny bitter finish with coffee and dark chocolate. Velvety, very soft texture, good carbonation. Very good stout.
Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500ml bottle on 17/12/2012 (Batch Number 420, BB 02/2015). Pours close to black with a smallish head. Has quite a big chocolate and caramel aroma. This stout is big on flavour with heaps of dark chocolate, licorice, some caramel, and roasted malt to burn. The sweetness up front is quickly overtaken by a quite wonderful, long, massive bittermess where both lashings of hops and burnt malt are evident. The palate is slightly creamy and the carbonation a touch higher than average. Fru Frederiksen is one formidable and quite impressive lady!
Joakgust (1117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50cl - Opaque dark brown beer with a beige brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of oat, milk, coffee, soy sauce and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of roasted grains, some alcohol and chocolate. Very good though a bit too young.
humlelala (1114) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50 cl bottle; Batch #268, BBD: June 2018) Pours black with solid, tan head, lace and retention. Quite a bit of yeast sediment. Aroma is dark, toasted malt with notes of licorice and a slight, but not unpleasant whiff of alcohol. Full-bodied, oily texture, softly carbonated with a lightly bitter finish. Taste is moderately dark bitter and smooth with some minor, acidic notes. Girlfriend says: "It was very dark, coffee and roasted. It was okay.."
StilleStorm (1083) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWF; Pours black with a fading bobble off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, dark chocolate and expresso. Medium to full bodied, thin to oily texture. Finish is lasting chocolate bitter.
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eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a brown head. Nice strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Light sweetness and light bitterness. Smooth light body with an easy drinking finish. Flat like a dry irish stout.
sir__v (1081) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle offered by a good friend. Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: rye malty nose with some wheat presence. Coffee. Taste: coffee taste good equilibrium, really drinkable with a medium creamy sensation. Aftertaste: coffee expression and malt.
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice light brown head. Aroma has coffee, hops, roast, very creamy, chocolate. Taste has a good amount of nice roast, coffee, some hops, hints of vanilla and sweet chocolate, worty sweetness, milk coffee creamer, slightly astringent finish.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle as a sweet bonus from foppa78. thanks, mat! pours a dark, cola-brown with a thin, bubbly, khaki head and a tight ring of lace. aroma is great, pretty unique, with strong, dark chocolate, roast, and charcoal with interestingly sweet, fruity notes of plum skins and berry backed by light coffee and topsoil. flavor is excellent as well with loads of smooth oatmeal, roast, and cocoa powder up front backed by cold coffee, earth, cigar ash, and licorice with the slightly tart notes of plum from the aroma showing up late in the sip. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a bitter, chalky, ashy finish. overall, a damn nice stout.