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...
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with quickly dissapearing beige head. Dark fruits, chocolate, light bodied, refreshing. Some roasted malts.
davidezdonz (33) - , HONG KONG - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12 fl oz bottle with unfortunately no bottled or best by date, poured into a snifter glass. It pours a deep black colour with one finger light caramel head that disappears fairly quickly leaving some spotty lacing. There are aromas of chocolate, toffee, raisin, some light coffee and a strong smell of something that I just could not describe. Admittedly I needed some inspiration to figure this out and then I saw steamed milk… wow, that is exactly the perfect description. Tastes of sweet dark fruits followed by chocolate, roasted malts and a slight smokey finish. Medium to full bodied, smooth and creamy, light carbonation and dry finish. Overall this is a pretty good stout that’s not too sweet. I enjoy this style and although this may not be the best, its still something I would buy and drink to add some variety.
arn8897 (122) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown beer with a tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste of the same A little hop bite at the end. Medium mouth feel. Overall nice beer.
JorisPPattyn (8331) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, dense, beige head over deep dark brown beer. Brown bread with chocolate or chocolate spread; leather, wood. Oatmeal very obvious in the taste. Woodshavings, quite dry, slight sweetness in the background. Chocolate retronasal. Quite thick, velvety MF. Not unlike porridge, but feels better carbonated than it looks. Decent.
Bozo_skeleton (685) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bien noire et opaque, petit collet brun fuyant qui laisse juste une pellicule de mousse.
Tres porté sur les aromes de moka, de caramel et de fruits noirs.
Bien ronde, presque liquoreuse alors qu’elle ne titre qu’a 5.8, envellope bien le palais pour une finale longue et chocolaté.
xlts (75) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown-to-black, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, not much of roastiness or coffee. In taste it’s similar, and with a strong porter-ish feel to it - sweet, velvety, reisiny. Low bitterness, sweet aftertaste. Easy drinking, but a bit dull.
bedzinianin06 (92) - - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wysycenie średnie, goryczka niska. Ciemnobrązowe. Obfita piana, średnie pęcherze. Beżowa, utrzymująca się w postaci pierścienia. Plus za fają etykietę. W aromacie dominują nuty owocowe m.in. śliwka. Odrobinę palone, kawowe, słodkie. Średnio pełne. W smaku palone, zbożowe. Dobrze pijalne.
huineman (300) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with reddish shades. Almost no head.
Aroma is caramel, chocolate.
Light body, thin texture. Aftertaste is low and just a little bitter. Disappointing.
16erBlech (202) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle at Brandauers Bierbögen/Wien19. Very intense stout, complex, full-bodied. Fine one.
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Metalchopz (2559) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a real dark brown colour with hardly any highlights. Big creamy-froth beige head with great retention and full lacing. Roasted malt aromas with nutty notes, caramel, maple syrup, dark fruits and the oats to round things up. Seems a bit light for the body, a little watery. The taste reflects on this, being a little milder than the nose. The roasted malts are smooth with the oats, hints of molasses and dark fruits. Not a bad brew for those who prefer their stouts thinner and with not as much punch.