k0mpsa (1179) - Järvenpää, - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Black color with light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and little alcohol. Nice taste of coffee, little bitterness, chocolate, full body, licorice.
doradobotella (112) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apariencia: De color negro y coronada por una capa de espuma marrón claro.
Aroma: Sutil y complejo, puede recordar al de un café expreso con ciertos matices de tiramisú.
Sabor: Intenso y equilibrado, de nuevo el café con notas a cacao y algún, muy sutil, matiz a bizcocho.
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate and liquorice, taste is similar, sweet, fruity.
Chungalunga (14) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, beige head, leaves some lacing. On the nose: chocolate, chocolate milk, licorice, cinnamon, fudge, caramel, vanilla, some coffee, bit fruity, nice. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, red berries with a slight sourish tang, nice. Sweet aftertaste, full body.
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle into snifter, best before 1/2016. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toasted oats, dark bread, light char, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of roasted malts, oats, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toasted oats, dark bread, light char, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toasted oats, dark bread, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of roasted malts, oats, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome export stout style! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of roasted malts, oats, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
jamestulloch (1451) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jake’s Place. Black body with a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and dirt. Flavour of milk chocolate, Marmite, earth, black cherry and blueberry. Full body with a smooth, creamy texture. Light fizz. This is a soft, delicious beer that hides the 7.0% ABV very well. I think this would be lovely on cask. One of Black Isle’s finest.
Vaiz (3396) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin off-white to tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, caramel and slightly spicy. Flavor is quite sweet licorice with fruits. Slightly thin, but well balanced and well drinkable. Low carbonation.
Grima (2101) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with flat off-white head. Smell has rich roasted malts chocolate and lots of burnt coffee. Starts with lots of roasted malts, slight sweet, chocolatey. The middle part has much strong burnt coffee notes. Goes into a coffee’ish finish with sweet roasted malts and some toffee.
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Strong smell of chocolate and malt, a little bit bitter, strong smell of roasted malt. The small pale beige creamy head disappears fast, the body is black. A nice bitter taste, malty, dark chocolate, coffee. The body is medium strong, creamy and a little bit dry with a rather lively carbonation.
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Very dark brown color, medium sized tan to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some roast, bitter. Yeah I know, quite obvious, but that’s it. A decent stout, but I’m not thrilled.
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, coffee, chocolate. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, some iron and some liquorice. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.