rouhlas (560) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Alexis. Dark brown to black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate - milk and dark chocolate, coffee, light fruity notes. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma with some light smoky notes. Light to medium oily body with average carbonation.
erickok (4057) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body and small head. Coffee, toast, nuts, cake. Strong bitterness, but still strangely good pairing with sweet desert. (Stylish 75cl bottle shared by and with Nico in Rennes)
TimE (3783) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Big coffee malty nose with some dark fruit. Light body, a bit of port character. Nice stuff.
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown colour. Nice aroma. Taste is of mocha coffee and lactose, quite a nice beer
GenkiGonzo (505) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Seiyu. Poursalmost black with a small tan head. Very malty with chocolate and coffee, but just a hint of vinegar. Flavour is better-balanced, good chocolate finish. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Amazeballs for 150 yen!
hohops (460) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with a big beige head which gradually settles. Aroma- loads of coffee and brown sugar, malty, caramel undertones, milk chocolate. Taste- coffee, brown sugar, roast malt, milky chocolate, smoky, caramel hints, sugary finish. Very good.
sharkydodson (478) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma of caramel and coffee with hints of vanilla and chocolate... the taste is caramel and chocolate with shades of coffee, brown sugar and dark fruits...sweet coffee aftertaste...
bartlebier (2381) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful 355ml bottle, bb07/2015, from Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse. Fizzy dark maroon pour, radiating sugar cane, old molasses like in a homemade pulled pork sauce, rather than espresso, maybe the caramel sugared dregs left at the bottom of a cup. Taste is full-on diluted Kahlua coffee liqueur, thin-bodied amaretto (hazelnut), on a surprisingly light palate.
sdg (102) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color, hazy; tan head - roasty aroma, strong coffee, chocolate, a bit smoky - taste is medium sweet and slightly bitter - medium to full body, rather creamy texture, rather soft carbonation - long finish with chocolate and coffee notes, slightly bitter.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Seiyu online. I decided to give my new stout glass from Spiegelau a go as well as trying it in a snifter. In both glasses it pours a cola brown become black in the glass. They both had a thick beige head but the stout glass displayed improved head retention.
Snifter: The aroma gives a soft roasty coffee with cake like malt notes. The body is med-thin, a touch too watery for me but the flavor is of a semi-sweet slightly creamy coffee. 3.6
Stout Glass: A much more powerful aroma with the coffee having a sharper edge to it, a bit roasty and possibly more of a nutty breadiness. I feel the body comes off as fuller and the flavors are more balanced and harmonious: bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, a hint of creaminess, the finish has a bit more of a sharp bite to it. 3.8
This beer is very satisfying in both glasses but the stout glass really brings it to another level. Surprisingly I like the aroma in the snifter better but the taste/mouthfeel better in the stout glass. If you love stouts and dark beers get one of these glasses~!