Koelschtrinker (9895) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herber, sehr weicher Malzbeginn mit kräftiger Röstigkeit. Auch im Mittelteil beeindrucken die wechen Malznoten, die einen feinen aber nicht zu übersehenden Hoppfenton beinhalten. Später wird das Bier fast etwas wässrig. Insgesamt ein rundes, sehr sehr weiches Bier. 12/11/12/11/8/12
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Oakquinox 2013. Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Some oak, lots of roasted malt, coffee, and a fair amount of ash. Some dark fruits, a lot of grass, and water. Bitter flavor of roasted malt and ash. Coffee, mild cocoa, charred oak, and grass. Pretty mediocre.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Reddish brown colorued. LIght brown head. Roast, light chocolate, light liqourice and fruits. Flavour of cocoa, light chocolate, roast, fruits and light coffee. Medium bodied. End on a roasty bitter chocolate note.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, light metallic notes, dark fruits and molasses. In mouth, a sweetish bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, not a lot of wood, rich and smooth. Tasted with Diogene, ProbstK and Mike H., April 10 2010.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Dark amber, almost black color, small brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa, vanilla, some licorice and with oak notes. Chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa, milk, cream, some licorice. Quite nice body and with a hoppy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22-oz bottle. Pours black with an average, dark brown head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (chocolate, toast), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke and wood. Medium bodied, sticky texture, borders on creamy finish, lively carbonation, and a bitter and chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. A very easy beer to drink although I expected a little more dark malt aroma out of this one. Still needs some work.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bombert poured a clear black with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel, nuts, roastiness, dark chocolate and hints of oak and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, chocolate, coffee and a hint of oak with a smooth roasty finish.
Decent stout but WAY over priced.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. The nose is of milk chocolate with hints of cola and vanilla. Full-bodied and creamy with restrained carbonation. Medium sweet, moderately burnt and bitter; the flavor offers up chocolate and charcoal with a whisper of vanilla. Chocolaty, bittersweet finish. This beer surprised me by not falling flat on its face while following up bottles of Southern Tier Imperial Choklat and Bells Bourbon Barrel Double Cream/Expedition Stout. Underrated, I think. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10. Thanks Mike!
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Crown Liquors. Almost a black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is nice enough. Roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, etc. Flavor is hoppier and toastier than I prefer my stouts. dont get me wrong, it is a pretty well done beer...just not my favorite type of stout. Finish is dry and a tad bitter.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at HDG. Black colour with a thick tan head. Fairly hoppy aroma. Resiny hops and roasty dark chocolate. Flavour is also quite hoppy. Thinnish body but with lots of roasted malt bitterness and plenty of dry-hopped character. Very herbal bitterness. An unusual beer, but it works pretty well.