JorisPPattyn (7306) - Antwerpen, - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge brown-tan head, slowly receding over brown-black beer. Volatile, but remarkable fruity-light sweetish aroma as from billberries. After that, rather sweet-roasted flavour, as dark soft candi sugar, molasses, (scorched) syrup. Roasted peanuts. More classical flavours in the taste: roasted/burnt grains and malts, restricted amount of restsugars; roasted nuts. Overall rather sweet, little bitterness. Bit ashes retronasal, warming up, coffee. Feels probably better bodied than it really is; grist-like slickness. Sweeti-ish stout, decent.
PriorL (259) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
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 (9871) - 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 (7496) - 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 (4655) - 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 (18576) - 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.
yespr (25947) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish, light liqourice. Roasted malty, liqourice and breadish. Roasted malty and breadish, light yeasty.
Abio (1334) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in the glass, the head is just a smal light brown lace when you wait like a minute.The smell is decent. Good roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, mocca and some vanilla. At the taste the roastiness is in front and get followed by a good holding chocolate aftertaste, with the vanilla followin right after to combine decent. Not totally outbalanced and needs a small boost for me, but the aftertaste makes this one better. The bittersweetness (most sweet) at the taste is good. Better then expected.
suedehead288 (191) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012.10.24 - bottle 33cl - dark brown,nearly black. mocha coloured head - nose : roasted malts, coffee - mouth : roasted malts, sweet coffee
RichardW (1155) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich coffee and chocolate aroma, bittersweet on the tongue with a ripe fruit aftertaste. It almost has sour hints at times, quite plummy aswell. Pours jet black with a coffee coloured head, pretty effervescent on the tongue.