bax (1286) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 06/02-2015) medium brown head, black color, roasted aroma, smooth taste. BB date Jan 2016.
lebermilz (94) - GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Veery malty, seems nearly a Malzbier. Way too sweet and malty for me. At least the alcohol is quite well integrated. I prefer dry stouts. This one is definetely not for me.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet and roasted flavours. Chocolate and caramel flavours are rich, but it doesn’t feel heavy. I don’t get much from the hops.
EddieG1 (15) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour with thin tan foam. Very smooth, almost too smooth with only moderate development. Mostly chocolate, some coffee, raisin in finish.
cokolwiek11 (94) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma- mainly coffe, some chocolate, minimal roasted bread.
Beer is black with less than 1 finger almost brown head.
Taste like a nice classic stout, mainly coffe. Its nice and smooth.
Palate- I’d say full body, thick, soft carbonation.
Overall- well I asked guy in a shop for a good classic stout and I got one. Nice and stylish. 7/10
Lizardking3 (191) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a fat tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts. Taste is bitter chocolates and some raisins. It doesn’t have that super velvety mouth feel that I like on my stouts, but it is tasty and very drinkable.
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Kernel tap room, London, thanks to Ben. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted, with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits and espresso. Taste is medium sweet and lightly roasty with notes of wood, ashes, light booze, chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty
tillmac62 (406) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as a starless night. World Class head volume, outstanding lacing and retention. Light nose of roast and chocolate over a slight mineral note. Heavy light body with just a hint of smooth texture. Above average carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and finish. The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, a bit complex and very well balanced. It begins with chocolate sweetness which is a blend of bittersweet dark and milk characteristics. The middle has a very subtle bitterness from roast and hops over a distinct classic mineral note (think chocolate soda). The finish is a slow fade of rich sweet chocolate with hints of vanilla. This is an excellent choice to introduce someone to stouts.
Marduk (3868) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, bit metallic notes in aroma. Sweet, mild roast, mild hops in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Dry papery spicy hops in aftertaste. Quite decent.
brianza_ale (185) - ITALY - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl in pint. Pours a nice, abundant beige/grey head, dense and bubbly; deep black colour. Smells straightaway very chocolatey, toffee, roasted, slighlty smokey. Taste goes on a folowing level: again very chcolate/cocoa, very nice malty, roasted, hints of vanilla, not too much harsh coffee soy notes which often ruin evreything. The sweetness is outstanding, and the bitter notes just there to balance it. Right medium carbonation, medium bodied, silky texture, great drinkability, you wouldn’t tell that’s 7%vol. Tried this 3 times during this year, and it’s not a coincidence: it’s a great and solid brew. Highly reccomended, even if you don’t like stouts