Theydon_Bois (10363) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Dranken Geers, 06/04/13.
Pours light black, very dark mahogony brown in light with a good sized tan head.
Nose is roast malts, light chocolate, metallic notes, dark toffee.
Taste compriese roast malt, chocolate, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, carbonation is a little overcooked to begin with but flattens to an acceptable level, dry in the finish.
Drinkable stout but lacking any depth.
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, almost black. Big off-white head and tons of lacing. Hoppy aroma with caramel and malt. Taste is slightly hoppy with chocolate and caramel. A bit astringent and bitter. Not bad.
Geiserich (3497) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a small, creamy, brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, acid, cacao powder, caramel, light sweet. Flavor is sourly with notes of dark berries, mainly black currants. Also notes of malts, some roastiness, cacao powder. Light dry, light roast bitter finish. Good one.
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Deep dark black colour in the glass with a crackling head of coffee coloured foam. Roasted malt aroma is pleasant and quite strong. There is a long aftertaste of cold coffee in the mouth and a mildly bitter coffee flavour.
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of lactose, roasted malts and tobacco. Flavour of roasted malts, lactose, grass and burnt bread. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a malty, slightly dry finish. Past it’s prime.
olio (6685) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 31.03.2013.
Pours dark red color with a smal head. Aroma of faint coffee, some vegetable notes, malts and some fruits also. Flavor of malts, caramel, coffee and some ripe fruit notes. Bitter malty palate, a bit sourish even on finish.
laiti (6151) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 31.03.2013
Aroma is slightly sour with roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Feels like mixed dunkel & stout. Flavour is somewhat tart and sour with roastiness, cocoa, some coffee and dark chocolate. Roastiness and sourness do not mix here very well.
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LOTTO 31 03 13 -
Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma of dark roasty malts, hints of cocoa and spices. Taste is sweetish, malty with hints of grain, roastiness and cocoa. Finish is sweetish and smooth with some dry fruitness and grainy notes. Decent, slightly unbalanced brown ale.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with very rocky light tan coloured head. Minimal lacing. Cap shows a heavy film of yeast sediment that tastes and smells like milk chocolate. Aromas of dark chocolate, a little coffee and some roast grain. The chocolate is quite dominant though. Pretty good. Unfortunately the taste really lets this one down. It is thin and sour with a slightly astringent bitterness from the grain. Really lets it down. Thin mouthfeel.
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23/11/12 - 33cl bottle from Gradi Plato (Rome, IT) @ home - BB: 15/I/12 (2012-1302)
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty English, yeasty, chocolate, toast, nuts. MF: quite some carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee and mocha, dark chocolate, bit sourish, hops, dark toast from whole grain bread. Aftertaste: grains, roasted flavours, sourish touch, citric almost, dark chocolate, bitter ending.