Osprey87 (1578) - WALES - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Black, big foamy beige head. Looks very good in the tulip. Leaves polkadot lacing. Smell is mostly musty coffee beans. Body is medium to light - it looks a lot thicker than it feels. Carbonation is medium for the style, smooth and slightly foamy. Taste - mainly bitter coffee beans and 100% cocoa, slight caramel though it’s not particularly sweet. Slightly sharp and metallic which detracts from what is otherwise a pretty impressive beer.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, grains and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, alcohol and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. It pours a next to black body, with a dark beige head of moderate size. The aroma has lots of licorice, as well as chocolate, coffee and a roasted touch. It’s a bit thin on the palate, dry, with a very soft carbonation. Roasted, coffeeish flavor with chocolate and licorice. Salty too. Salty licorice in the finish. A rather boring one, with some nice elements. 131231
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hint of smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
eisnoton (17) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @The Local Pub. Strong coffee aroma, espresso and brown sugar in the taste. Very very good stuff.
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive coffee, some dark chocolate and roasted malts.
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark to black with a little foam head that goes away and leaves no mark at all. Smell of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and hints of cognac and oats. Same taste with a little sign of alcohol and notes of hops. Full body.
kazin (183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Notes from backlog. chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, the usual. A nice but unsurprising stout.
Benzai (8009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [thanks to jmgreenuk] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, coffee, dark and roasted malts. Taste roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, nicely bitter. Roast and bitter in the finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely beer.
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome looking bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small beige coloured head. Smells roasty, chocolate, some liquorice, some tar, slightly red fruits, sweetish. Tastes roasty, toasty, coal, tar, dark chocolate, a hint of liquorice. Lovely taste. Lasts for quite a while. Full body, soft carbo, thick texture.