viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice imperial stout, more towards the sweet +puddingy than the dry side.
Martinus (3174) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Sweet flavour, roasted malts, bitter, hops, cacao, quite pronounced hops, liquorice. Finish roasted malts, lingering cacao, lingering bitter. My 2000th rating. Nice brew!! Hoping to taste more from this brewery in the future.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. Thanks for sharing, Boudicca & chriso!)
DanielBrown (3963) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours with a beautiful brown head. Smooth: glides over the tongue sack. Very dry in terms of its dryness. Warming on the finish and I suppose there is the sweetness of milk chocolate present, at that point. I grant you. Yes it is good.
jd543 (412) - SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a decent sized brown head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet with a long duration, slightly sour & bitter finish. Texture is very thick, smooth, full body, light carbonation. This is a very, very good beer.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2013, thx to Countbeer!, complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly smoked/fruity, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
teorn88 (3270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. It pours a deep black body with a roasty foamy head. Nose is licorice, dark fruits, coca and espresso. Taste is toffee, espresso, dark chocolate and licorice. Nice vanilla notes in the finish. Texture is very smooth and oily. Very good RIS.
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black beer with a nice tanned head. Coffe, vanilla, dark chocolate and dark dried fruits aroma. Coffee, vanilla, dark dried fruits and dark chocolate flavour. Love in a bottle :-)
DutchDrebus (4340) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Pitch black, opaque colour with a medium sized brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, liquorice, chocolate and earthy. Tastes Coffee, roasty, chocolate, bitter and sweet. Full body, lasting taste, low carbo and silky.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, coffee, licorice, toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of brown sugar and coffee, with a hint of lactose, dark chocolate and grain. flavour is mostly the same, lots of dark chocolate and caramel, with a hint of alcohol in the slightly minerally finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.