Swaroga (946) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium and heavy head.
NOSE : freshly brewed coffee, toffee, dried fruits, nuts, clove.
SIP : medium body with oily texture. Low to medium carbonation. The beer is moderately sweet on the beginning. Roasted malts develops quite burned and dry feeling. It lasts till the end with a toffee, nut and fruit background. Quite spicy. It leaves earthy residue in the aftertaste.
OVERALL : quite dry with decent body. It’s not the best one I tried but somehow compensating with alcohol content that warms a bit.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to black pour with a brown head. The aroma has a good amount of milk chocolate as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is a mix of charred malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, light ash, toasted bread, and caramel. Flavor of roasted grain, cocoa, some burnt bread, caramel, fennel, and anise.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small tan head. Fruity aroma with roasted notes and distinct strawberry. Sweet fruity flavour with caramel and a hard roasted finish
mike_77 (2408) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt aroma. Flavour has mix of bitter roasted malt but also a fresh, sweet fruity feel (blackcurrant?). Finish is dry and bitter.
PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: pitch black beer, mocha unstable head.
Nose: wood, coffee, chocolate, florar, vanilla.
Taste: coffee, somewhat ’green’, though rather flat, little watery.
Was surprised that this was only 7% in alcohol!
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ZBF 2013.
Pours black-brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, light yeast, mild vinoius and hazelnuts. Low carbonation, light and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has blackberry, hazel, chocolate and vanilla. A bit weak in the finish with notes of chocolate and plum.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (HBF2013, Friday)
Rich roasty coffee aroma. Sweetish, but so burnt. Smooth in palate, nice carbonation. Full in the mouth. Roasty, a little dry but no astringency. Covers 7% well - almost watery. Tons of red berries in the retronasals. Lovely roast finish. Good one. Did get some soy later, but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment at all.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled@HBF 2013) Almost black with a smallish, beige head. Roasted nose with milk chocolate, sourness, touch of licorice. Quite roasty, even burned flavor with milky coffee sweetness and dark fruit. Medium to full body, soft CO2. A quite pleasant, sweetish and strongly roasty stout.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@HBF2013. Very deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is roast, liquorice, some vanilla, toast and a bit spicy notes. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, some wood, mild herbs and ripe fruits.