mansquito (2504) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
By my girlfriend from France: Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted, slightly burnt, malts, dark fruitiness, molasses, and chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet. Moderately bitter. Burnt and hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol is well-covered. Pretty good.
Deu (395) - IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 On tap at le sur mesure in Nantes. Black colour with a very big white head. Light carbonation. Heavy body. Start very fruity end very bitter. Nice. N
Bozo_skeleton (146) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une noire bien amere !
Opaque avec un beau col de fines bulles brunes. Des aromes de mocha, de grillé et de chocolat. On note egalement des touches de houblon floral. L’attaque est relativement douce mais l’amertume viens progressivement pour aller vers un final sec. L’amertume rest longtemps et ce n’est pas pour me deplaire...
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Diminishing dark cream-brown head over fully opaque deep brown-beer. Sweet molasses & chocolate nose, dark meat&mushroom sauce. Later lighter impression with dark green leaves, discreet. Bitter, dry flavour with lots of sweeter malts and again molasses in the background. Quite roasted, yet mild for such a stout, sorry, smout. Medium bodied, quite slick if short of viscous. Feels quite carbonated. All in all, easily drinkable in its kind - its strength just doesn’t show.
Leighton (6958) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Bruce and Colin at Kerelshof, Cassel. Pours murky, dark brown with a tight, creamy tan head. Dark malt nose with nips of Belgian yeast. Big sweet flavor with some rich and sugary chocolate, a bit of meat, dark fruits, burnt candi sugar. Full bodied, creamy, with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish with further dark malt character, very light roast, some chocolate, suggestions of burnt rubber, low bitterness. Very decent beer.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Kerelshoff II split with Leighton and Bruce, 22/03/13.
Mid black with a thick tan head that retains well.
Nose carries dark fruit notes, toffee, sugars, spice.
Taste comprises dark fruits, plummy tones, toffee, dates, rich berry fruit, yeasty notes and a touch peppery.
Full end of medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish which carries a touch of booze.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dark brown body with big tan head. Rich yet very refined chocolate, tofee and brown sugar together with earthy hops and even some smoke. Interesting flavour, with light sourness, roasted malts and a humous hops it makes a great balanced and refined brew. Dry yet caramel-like aftertaste. Bubbly and never sticky body. Much better than I expected. Don’t drink too cold. (33cl bottle from Bière Révolution)
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap at la fine mousse, paris. very dark brown with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt malts, some burnt or awkward dark chocolate, molasses, ashtray, caramel, booze, resin. average to soft carbonation, medium body - sweet too, almost cloying, coffee and resin finish. completely unbalanced.
IluvatarMilan (190) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A novelty: a thick black, stoutish beer where hardly a flavour can be discovered in the nose. Only after some minutes a weak sense of burnt malts develops. The taste does not suffer a similar fate: thick chocolate an cream flavours create a tad unbalanced and sweet body. Nevertheless, it’s quite enjoyable. Robust and ample bitterness in aftertaste.
ciaranc (365) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a fabulous big lasting foamy coffee coloured head. Dark malt, plum nose. Plums, dates and brown sugar in the flavour with some wood and port notes. Soft carbonation, big bodied and a robust mouthfeel. Finish is all sweetness, with more dark fruits and molasses. Very sweet, even accounting for the style.