KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 12oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing.
The aroma was of roasted cereal malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, molasses and a dark french roast coffee.
The taste was mildly malty sweet with a hint of coffee and a touch of molasses in the beginning and finished with a bold roasty sweet flavor and had a mildly bitter chocolate-coffee overtone. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a lightly bitter roasty taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was very close to full in body with a smooth creamy texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a very roasty and satisfyingly bold brew that possessed a good smooth drinkability. This is a beer that is definitely worth having more than just one...
WillemG (93) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5cl bottle at home. Appearance is black, clear, brown head that does not really last. Aroma is dark fruit, toast, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Palate: medium to full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish. Overall a very smooth and well-made stout, especially regarding the low ABV.
greenmanalishi (506) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark with a light tan head. Flavours are quite subtle compared to some stouts of this strength. Toffee malty, roasty milk flavours but overall quite mellow and a bit thin.
VDuquerroux (724) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A shining black beer with light brown hues on top ; medium beige head ; medium retention. Roasty and toasty malt, coffee, ashes (?). Light sweet, light to medium dry bitter, refreshing. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, toasty coffee dry finish. Overall, a really good beer, fantastic aroma ; nice bitterness and palate.
SamTheBarrel (678) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can (barcode 009125001701) poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a thick creamy brown head with good retention. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, coffee and muscovado. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, muscovado, roasted malts, caramel and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. A great smooth well balanced stout.
Savagesteeler (84) - Warszaw, POLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat bardzo przyjemny, lekko czekoladowo rumowy, palony. Piwo czarne, z beżową piana. W smaku troche gorzej, dominuje palona goryczkowosc, lekkie nuty kwaskowatosci, gorzka czekolada gdzieś tam w tle, ale słaba. Ogólem za mocno wysycone, przez co srednio pijalne.
rdb84 (367) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oil dark, brown head. A: rye, overripe prunes, brown sugar, faint hairspray note. Oily sensation, good balance. T: sweet, chocolaty, oily. Starts with chocolate, faint rye note, very faint fruity note, mostly cherry. Develops towards a relatively fruity bitterness with strong wood note. Aftertaste is sweet and dry, peanut butter, rye. Smooth, tasty, well balanced: Great for this low abv.
tightslice (499) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Vesta in Redwood City, CA. Light cocoa, roasted malts. Perhaps I’ve been hanging with some pretty rich Stouts / Dark Stuff lately but this seemed underwhelming and mellow.
sjorsvdg (182) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kleur zwart met lichte crèmekleurige laag schuim. Aroma van havermout en gist. Smaak idem dito. Subtiele smaak, weinig bitter en zoet, maar juist zacht. Lichte gebrande smaak.
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The small head stays for some time. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, malt, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, malt, some oats. Finish is roast bitter with touch of alcohol. Overall: very good.
Zlotta (448) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355 l bottle from local Albert Heijn, best before 15/3/2016. Clear, very dark, almost opaque, brownish red to black with a medium large, creamy, quickly diminishing, brown head. Sweetish-malty aroma of raisins, nuts, toffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. Sweetish-malty taste of milk chocolate, nuts, vanilla and some coffee, followed by a short, slightly bitter, roasty finish. Medium to full body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very tasty, rather full-bodied for such a low abv. Not too deep of course but very harmonic and nicely balanced. Like it!