THVB (23) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black with ruby shades and light brown head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, pineapple, darker roasted malts, some milky chocolate, dried corn and lactose. Taste is first hoppy and bitter. Then Pine and other tropical fruits, coffee, lactose, milk chocolate, abricot, darker fruits and caramel notes. Medium, quite sticky mouthfeel and rich carbonated. Tasty hoppy stout, but not my favorite interpretation of the style.
RichTheVillan (828) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with tan head, airy malt aroma, ok taste a bit underwhelming nothing jumps out you, slight vanilla, roast malts some coffee bit of lactose sweetness dry palette.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice musky chocolate with light milky notes and resinous hops. In mouth, a delicious powdery chocolate with musky resinous hops, coffee notes, still very solid.
Almogabar (3) - ZARAGOZA, SPAIN - APR 25, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Una stout un poco diferente de lo que estamos acostumbrados. Abundante espuma beige, aromas a lúpulos frescos, maltas dulces y cierta acidez en el paladar. Equilibrada. Notas a chocolate negro.
kermis (2460) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, a little floral, light grass, light soap, coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (3185) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared with Kermis.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Slight hoppiness and roasted flavours. Nice brew.
Westchesterco (236) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma chocolate a roasty smell with dried fruits. Appearance la dark redish brown color with a slight tan head. Taste that of the strong bitter chocolate flavor comes through with a long finish.
Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared from a bottle at the beach in North Carolina. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin off white head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavors of roasted grain, some floral hop and coffee notes and hints chocolate. Somewhat thin mouthfeel with low carbonation. A decent stout.
braatnes (2) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Førtito. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Taste about the same as aroma. Slight bitterness. Palate a little thin. Average.
Foffern (728) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a black colour with a light greyish brown medium head. Aroma of leather, roasted malt, wort, rye and roasted almonds. Lots of roasted malt in the flavour as well along with nuts, wort and some coffee. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. The aroma is nice and the beer is balanced. Maybe a little bit straightforward, but the bitterness is great.