sokuzs1 (323) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: choclate, roasty, coffee, some fruity notes
Taste: roasty, light bitter, coffee, choclate
Decent beer, really good for an ordinary dry stout
Bosbouw (2230) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zearte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade, herfstfruit. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, chocolade, rijp fruit. Ites bittere afdronk, tikkeltje dun.
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4.5%ABV. Dry stout.
Poured out of the bottle a deep black brown with a thin tan head. 40ºSRM.
The nose off the cap was of an espresso roast. There were full-bodied smoky aromas coupled with good quality charcoal with a hint of mesquite. Nose also has some nice ume sourness with a very dry and almost dessicated fruity character to it. There is a slight smoky umami character to the nose like kasuobushi. Overarching all this a fruity sweetness like full ripe cherries.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and light. No syrupy cling. There is charcoal which is reminiscent of Wakayama charcoal with smoke and bitter that co-exist in an ephemeral balance without either asserting itself over the other. There is a nice ume, fruity or sour roundness to the palate that allows the roasty flavors of coffee, peat and tobacco to come through very nicely.
Finish is clean and abbreviated.
Overall, a very carefully crafted ale with none of the obviousness of a more continental brew. A very congenial and enjoyable brew.
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Arek (694) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland.
Prawie czarne piwo o puszystej, beżowej pianie oraz słodkawym, czekoladowym aromacie. W smaku wytrawne, lekko wodniste, trochę kwaskowe z nutami czekoladowymi i kwaskowymi oraz palonym, goryczkowym finiszem.
Zupastan (153) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Blackish beer with a big, beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma is moccha, coffee, vanilla, tobacco, soy sauce. Soft carbonation. Taste is dark chocolat, vanilla, roasted malts, figs, soy sauce, bit watery. Aftertaste is roasted malts, soy sauce, figs. Not a fan.
tarmok (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black liquid with tan thick head. Aroma of smoke and caramel. Taste of burnt caramel, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some roast and a little dark chocolate. Pours black with decent head. Bitter finish. Soft carbonation and creamy consistency. Tap at Churchkey.
belgis (330) - - SEP 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild almost no aroma when stays in a glass for a while burnt candy pops out. Thick foam but it is not long lasting. Strangely boozy for 5% aftertaste disappointed me no real taste there but also not watery.
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Koht. Poured black with a thin brown head. Milky sourness in aroma, roastedness, milk chocolate. Flavor has lactose sweetness, chocolate and chalk. Not a fan of these kind of beers.
Flanfl (362) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body, medium brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Similar flavors with some smoke. Light body and carbo. Medium dry roasted malt and chocolate notes. It's good but it would benefit of a bigger body and more complexity.
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