gunnfryd (9402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is dry, coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate. Medium body. Nice beer.
Rasmus40 (8926) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Clear very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is dusty, malty, roasted malt and a little chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 310813
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at RBSG, thanks to TimE (I think). Dark brown cody with some caramel light at the edge of the liquid. Juicy gummy flavor, with some cannibus and milk flavors. Lacking any stout characteristics. Very watery, oily and slick. Dirty and gritty in the finish. Not a good beer.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
360 ml bottle ordered to Systembolaget in Mölndal early April, sampled on May 2, 2013.
Black color, nice chocolate brown colored head. Sweet, malty, roasted barley scent. Sweet, malty, black currant leaves, roasted barley taste. Medium low bitterness. Roasted barley aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light brown, medium tan top. Woody, slightly smoky aroma that is supported loosely by malt base. Smoked malt, refreshing palate, and woody character with neat bitter to it. Not bad.
Ernest (5929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with a note of wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Interesting aroma with...wild yeast? Nah, couldn’t be. A bit thin, but a nice balance. I must admit I rather liked this.
Benzai (5881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Very dark brown to black color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, slightly roasty and average bitterness. Dry finish. Average body and carbonation.
larsga (5829) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish beige head. Nearly opaque black body shows a bright red
spot when held up against the sun. Roasty chocolatey aroma with
mealy grainy earthy notes. Sweetish roasty earthy chocolate taste
with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish
roasty earthy chocolate aftertaste with honey notes. Really
nice. Highly drinkable, harmonic, and clean, with a strong
flavour. (0.36l bottle, Systembolaget Nordstan, Göteborg.)
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Popeyes in Tokyo. Dark purple to black with a modest head; really strangely watery texture, next to no carbonation; light but unconvincing peat and cocoa powder. Dull finish
KyotoLefty (5596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Pitch black with a very tall, fine, tan head. Creamy roasted aroma with lots of chocolate, a touch of coffee, nuts, and a touch of sweetness. Quite dry flavor, but very creamy, well burnt, chocolate, more coffee, still a touch of sweetness, and more hops than usual for the style. Very well balanced. Dry, burnt, and sweet, but not too much of any. Dry, hoppy finish. Long-lasting bitterness coming from both. Very interesting and pleasant, characterful dry stout. I really like that tinge of chocolaty sweetness behind a generally dry flavor.