fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color; thick creamy head. Soft cheesy aroma. Sweet malty taste, very smooth, with a lot of caramel and some liquorice. Very good.
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black, admits no light. medium tan head, disappears quickly, leaves nice lacing. Aroma of cafe au lait with burnt edges. Taste begins with chocolate, then progresses to roasted coffee beans, then finally to burnt espresso. Very nice indeed. Laid down 6 bottles tonight, hopefully I can wait a year.
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thx to SecretSanta. A very dark brown beer, finger-thick tan to beige head on top. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee on the nose, more pronounced than for the Kalamazoo Stout. Roasted, coffee-ish flavor with some chocolate and notes of beef stock. Full-bodied, smooth and dry. Roasted finish. As the Kalamazoo Stout, a bit one-dimensional, but certainly very nice. 110930
harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Black beer lasting tan head. Creamy dark chocolate aroma, I mean a lot of chocolate it’s a bit like sniffing a bar of Bournville Cadburys chocolate to be honest but a bit creamier. More of the same in the mouth, but no heaviness, it’s quite light at heart. A little roastyness. It’s fine. Not really my thing, but at least no obvious lactose to put me off. Aroma is attractive. Everything else is good but just not my style of beer. Prefer something drier, hoppier, blonder and generally more like an ipa. But then that’s just me.
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are lactose sugar, roast malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate and hops. Nice.
MiP (14465) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 6.1%. Roasted aroma, sweet and salty liquorice. Black colour. Good stable brown head. The flavour is milder but fuller than the aroma. Good mild coffee note with only a little bitterness. Very creamy flavour and mouthfeel. Really good and well-balanced.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Taska Gau, Ponce, PR. Dark, almost opaque color, tiny beige head. Coffeish, bready aroma. Medium-bodied. Light coffee, even light tart note. Lingering dark chocolate. Not in Bell’s standards.
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. A super-solid beer. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Nose of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor was lightly sweet with considerable bitter, burnt malt character. Very rich, big-bodied and smooth. Some mild hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Awesome.
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 231013
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Black; rich roast in the nose. Slightly fatty body, light fruitiness (a function of the high gravity) - like cherries and grapes; long malty finish. Soft, smooth, slightly creamy and a little bit nutty. Kind of simple.