Beer4000 (4469) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. A clear dark brown body with a nice creamy beige head. Light, but pleasant in aroma, biscuit and mild roasted malt. Flavor has also some mild roasted malt, dry fruit, some liquorice and mild bitterness. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. A decent no nonsense, but not particular exiting beer either.
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske 0,5l fra ICA Stakkevollan. Drukket hjemme 8 Des 12. Veldig mørk rød. Egentlig sort. Pent, litt farget kremaktig skum som varer en stund og fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden kaffearoma. Smaken er litt kaffe & lakris - på grensen til fjøs. Litt tynn.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 L clear bottle, purchased @Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Pours a translucent dark mahogny brown, under a quickly fading greyish head. Low aroma level. Faint mocha and mild roast. Dryish and clean, mild chocolate-accented malt body. Gently hopped. Softly carbonated. Smooth in the mouth. Feels full for a such a low abv beer. Short finish. Not very exciting, but flawless and a very easy drinkable beverage.
LED40 (61) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle reviewed on xmas eve. As the name suggests its black in appearance with a thin off white head. Kind of burnt smoky aroma which is quite pleasant on winter’s night. The taste is dry, mildly hoppy with liquorice and chocolate notes mostly present. On the palate it isn’t too creamy unlike a number of other stouts and is actually quite thin. A decent sessionable beer.
mike_77 (3115) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of burnt toffee and charcoal. Flavour is nice, bittersweet and full of roasted malt with a hint of caramel. Has a light carbonation and a thin texture.
KnutAlbert (6078) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from an Oslo supermarket.
Cola color, fluffy beige head.
Rogasted grain aroma. Toast, grain, a hint of rye bread, dry hops in the background. Not pretentious, but nice.
Bansidhe (10) - Perth, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco
Aromas - Black coffee, charcoal, dark roasted malts, hint of dark chocolate/cocoa.
Taste - Not a lot of bitterness. Smooth but quite mild and watery. Light roasted flavour. Little bit of caramel.
Not a lot to this. Inoffensive but a bit dull.
SarkyNorthener (1937) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black beer large beige head. Coffee aroma a little sweet. Taste is of chocolate and coffee with roasted malts. Palate is too carbonated for my taste. An OK stout but there are a lot better out there.
Cunningham (4490) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Moderate sweet with a dry texture. Medium body. Chocolate and roasted malt flavour.
[On tap at Macintyres in Troon, Scotland]
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Not really black, but deep ruby-amber coloured with a small and persistent off-white foamy layer, not outspoken dtry fruity and roasty-toasty nose, mild but distinctive traces of cacao detectable; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; dryish bitter-malty to ashy finish. A good brew...