jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle). Black color. Medium size tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Aromas of strong roasted malt and light chocolate and alcohol. Roasted coffee and alcohol flavors. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to mar for the bottle. Dark brown head. Coffee, chocolate, light smoke and roasted malt. Flavor is full of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Dry and pretty good.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Voldby Marked, Voldby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is coffee and raisins.
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3
Pours black with thick beige head.
Aroma of yeast, cereal, some peat with notes of chocolate and caramel malts.
Flavor, peat, caramel malts and hints of chocolate, some dark fruits; prunes, light roast with some smoke elements and a light bitter hop finish.
Amazing stout with some light elements of actual scotch ale.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown-black with a fairly large, slowly dissipating tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, dirt, coffee, baker’s chocolate, and twigs. Tastes fairly caramelly, with dark chocolate, toffee, cappucino, dirt, wood, and earthy leafy hops. FInishes with sweet characteristics first (toffee, caramel, chocolate), followed by a mellow sweetened coffee and nutty fade. Medium bodied, slick, but thicker than the average stout. Not too creamy though. Still, I really enjoy this and the glass never gets boring or tiresome. Good.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours very dark brown, almost black with a thick, totally retained tan colored head. Aroma is light chocolate, roasted coffee and earth, all quite subtle. Flavors of coffee, milk chocolate and earth. Just a hint of hop spiciness as well. Pretty tasty beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The half a liter bottle poured out deep dark with amber edges and thin tan head. The aroma is, wow! with chocolate, mild caramel and just the right level of earthiness blending together. The taste is smooth and rich with toffee and chocolate moving toward fudge brownie. By midway earthiness joins in as well and it seems to tastes like rich and modestly sweet dark German bread to go along with rich dark fruity esters. Wow again, I love the way these notes come together with the added bonus of a creamy mouthfeel.
poisoneddwarf (1994) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 500 ml bottle. Black in color. Little head, but it remains throughout. Tastes like a good U.K. stout. Not on a par with Samuel Smiths, but it’s very satisfying.
rozsoma (572) - Győr, HUNGARY - AUG 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An other Belhaven! And a stout! Wow!
Has a delightful apperence: black hue with a creamy brown head, and fllat carbonation. I can feel that it is made with very light water (just like the other Belhavens) Aroma of roasted malts, toffee and chocolate. The dark thick body is a bit syrupy and gently hide the 7%(!) alcohol, that you only realize when you drink the beer. Flavour is firstly heavy sweet which turns to a moderate bitterness as you swallow the mouthful and fill the mouth a long time. What else could i say: thank you Belhaven.
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle at City Pub, Göteborg. Black with a brown head. Malty toffee aroma, roasted, chocolate, milk. Flavor brings chocolate, toffee notes and some hops. Chocolate finish with some btterness.