MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a dense and massive brown foamy head. Slightly dust and quite sweet roasty malt aroma with a tinge of red berries, caramel and cacao. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderately roasted malty base with notes of caramel, chocolate, berry fruits and syrupy molasses; sweet and slightly burnt bitter finish with notes of alcohol. The stronger brother of McCallums Stout, also too sweet for my liking (14.VII.09).
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 6/14/2009 (Bottle):
Pours a dark dark reddish brownish color body. Big foamy tan colored head. Very lasting. Roasted coffee aroma. Some sweet chocolate notes too. Some dark fruitiness. Roasted flavor, light coffee too. Some chocolate notes. Slightly watery body. Pretty tasty, but a little alcoholy. Warming up, more subdued flavors, smoother, less alcohol.
JohnnyJ (4627) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and notes of berries and fruit. decent stout. Not really complex or flavorful, still enjoyable.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with the Woody’s crew. Pours an opaque black with large ring of tan head. Aroma brings out dark berries as it warms. Flavor is very roasty, toasted, caramel, chocolate, dark raspberries, and finishes with some bitter dark chocolate notes. Some coffee grounds are lingering around in the mix too. Medium chewy body with a creamy effervescence. Good warming sensation, but no alcohol heat.
Christian (11319) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma of chocolate with some vanilla and caramel and a touch of smoke. The flavour is sweet and roasted, chocolate with smoke and ash, but somewhat grainy and rather thin. It has the strength of a foreign extra stout, but the flavour of a 4% stout, and I prefer it the other way around.
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large choc/milkshake coloured head,very dark stout,aroma chocolate roasted cocoa hints light caramel/vanilla.Flavour smooth roasted chocolate very mellow on the palate some mild bitter to help vanilla liccorice,one of Belhavens best this,the finish smooth chocolate roasted,the light bitter that just sits on the palate and lasts.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours almost pitch black, slightly dark rubby body, very well roasted malt, non transparent, carbonation of the body is rather weak and hard to spot, head is initially big or even huge, very slowly decreasing to medium, nice and firm lacing, head is frothy, deep and essential, very compact, woody brownish in colour.
Aroma: Very intensive, strongly and deeply roasted, notes of toastyness, ash, coal, chockolate, earthy hops, leaves, Munich malt, dark malt, chockolate malt, notes of dark chockolate, toffee, coffee, dark bread, roasted malt, coffee beans, really inviting and somehow still refreshing.
Flavour: Perfectly roasted, ashy, smoky barley grains, coffee, dark chockolate, cacao, intensive, deep, focused, slightly salty, nice carbonation on palate giving the character to the beer, earthy - leavy hoppyness, nice alcoholic warmth coming together with all the nice flavour impression. Finish duration is long, rich and strong.
Palate: Body is medium to full, texture is dry, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel is bitter, gently alcoholic, very focused on chockolate - cacao - roasted oriented taste. Really decent stout.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly. Light roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark fruit and chocolate. Very nice caramel, chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Thin feel with medium-soft carbonation. Very flavorful, but not too over the top. Very good session beer.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brownish black with a big frothy cappuccino coloured head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, some vanilla and sweetened coffee. Flavour of caramel, roasted notes, chocolate and lactose. Smooth and soft. Very drinkable.
nearbeer (3899) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. Opaque with a creamy head that mostly lasts. Earthy caramel and coffee aroma. Front flavors of caramel and chocolate with some finishing touches of coffee, chalk, and light char. Medium-heavy body is dry and mostly smooth.