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 (3808) - 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.
larsniclas (5700) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GBF09
Almost black with a medium, beige head.
A lot ocf chocolate in the aroma.
Slightly vinous with raisin and prune.
Cornfield (5512) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Binny’s in Willowbrook, IL: It poured an intense dark brown body, nearly black, with a creamy tan head and some slippery lace. The aroma was lightly roasted dark malt, bittersweet chocolate, dark dried fruit, and a splash of coffee. The flavor had the addition of soft nuts, charred wood, and a touch of alcohol. Very nicely blended together and smooth to drink, this is a stout that this hophead can see repeating. Nice.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with light brown head. Aroma is of roaasted malt, chocolate, sweetness,. Nice taste- roasted malt, sweetness, light chocolate. The drink ens with a great roasted mouth feel. Very tasty beer- nice lacing on the glass.
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in a standard no-nik pint glass: Pour deep brown with a lovely creamy tan head and fairly good lace, amazing what you can do without a nitro widget? The aroma has notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut, molasses, faint dusty yeast, prune and coffee esters. The taste is moderately malt forward with sweet chocolate overtones and toasty bread. A nice coffee and slightly salty note adds balance and complexity. Finished with a hint of woody smoke, very laid back hop bitterness and dark fruit acidity. The mouth feel appears thinner than you expected from the pour but it actually adds to the drinkability of the beer. All in all I found this to be a pleasant surprise, an easy drinking yet complex enough stout.
bluevegie (3058) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a well lasting tan head. Despite other reviews I get more coffee than the chocolate, smooth in the taste, balanced with decent hop presence, and notice the alcohol late in the peace.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. City Pub. Gothenburg Beer Festival. Dark brown colour with a pale brown head. Aroma: Roastiness, sweet malt, coffee, cocoa. Taste: Rosted malt, coffee, saltiness, cocoa, lightly burned. Almost light bodied. Easy drinking.
ekstedt (5568) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample (10 cl) at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2009. Dark reddish brown, medium beige head. Dark chocolate aroma with some light peaty smoked notes. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. Well balanced, dry finish.