wlajwl (2905) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark malt and a bit of chocolate in the aroma with a very dark brown appearance. The flavor is chocolate/cocoa and very malty. Extremely good in flavor, this is among the best stouts out there.
davidm (1777) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500ml from Purvis. Great stout, nicely hopped. Aromas of roast, caramel, chocolate, and liquorice. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is almost creamy, with a medium body. Dark brown, with a frothy head.
BelgBeerGeek (1263) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
head: thick, creamy, coffee creame , off white
colour: dark brown
smell: a very rich choclaty sweet smell, with lovely and very well combined notes of hops , yeast and roasted malts, , i very very much like this smell !!
taste: start is very very bitter cold coffee , ashes , second comes in the subttle taste of hops , slight saltyness , some tingling mouthfeel found in high alcohol spirits seconded by a very dry mouthfeel , second is coriander, herbs and spices ( basilicum freshness for example ) , some minty freshness ,and then end is yeasty in taste and dry aftertaste is hops and lots of roasted malts ... WOW !!!!
maybe some people will find this rating rediculous but i like types of stout like this and one of my favs is beergeek breakfast 2007 vintage and this comes extremly close to that !!!
Cybercat (2453) - Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is rich, smoky, oily and a little woody with a firm overtone of molasses and a hint of chocolate. It pours a deep opaque sable, like any good stout, with a fairly thick dark tan head, and leaves substantial lacing. Flavor is smoky with tones of molasses, unsweet chocolate and charred wood. Texture is fairly smooth with a nice fizz, leaving a smoky and subtly tingly finish.
Dazz3 (1251) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/10 i mörket. Luktar väldigt "maltigt" men ändå friskt. Väldigt frisk för att vara en stout, rund och fin bitter mörk smak.
humlelala (691) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(50 cl bottle @ Café 8-tallet) Pours black with rich toffee head that laces the glass heavily. The aroma is pleasantly floral on a dark background of sweet, toasted malts. Full-bodied, creamy on the palate with medium carbonation and a long, astringent finish. The taste is pleasantly bittersweet with burnt and hoppy notes. Girlfriend says: "Delicately smoked."
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a 1.5 finger frothy beige head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves small spots of lacing behind.
Sweet chocolate malt aroma with hints of caramel, roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and surprisingly, earthy piny hops.
Chewy medium body with a silky, slightly viscous chocolate malt flavor. Only faintly roasted with more of a creamy feel. Hints if caramel, toffee and faint toast. The maltiness is very nicely balanced by a bitter earthy hop presence that lingers throughout into a ery dry finish. Complex, flavorful and pretty quaffable. I’d rexommend this to anyone who is a fan of hoppy stouts.
heemer77 (5011) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colored body with a light tan head. The nose is light milk chocolate with some coffee roast. There is also some light hints of plum. The taste is lightly roasted with some coffee and cola flavors. There is also some raw soybean and milk chocolate in the finish. The body is lightly carbonated and that fits perfectly for this style. Oh man, this is very tasty and delicious with it’s roast character. My only complaint is that it is a little pricey.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good beer. Poured aggressively to get a medium sized thick foamy creamy fine tan head and a little lace. Color is an opaque dark brown with mahoganey highlights. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, roasty, malty, fresh baked black bread, licqourice. Flavor’s the same with a little added salt and a hint of wet cardboard. Body is creamy and soft. Finish is the flavor plus has a floral component which adds a lot of intrigue. Finish length is medium. Very drinkable. Session.
Geiserich (2561) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very complex and fine. Notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, wood barrels and a hint of smoke. Dark brown, nearly black color, foamy brownish head. Flavor is full of roasted malt, notes of coffee, wood barrels and hops. Very dry bitter, roasty end. Perfect.