Westkyoto77 (553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Drank this out of season, on a 34 degree day, but still came through for me. Pitch black, even dark tan cream. Boozy nose of liquorice, dark chocolate nibs, nail polish. Velvety finish. Quite a hard hitter with flavours of coffee, dark fruits, and bourbon. Delish.
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I think this bottle was infected. Tastes like green apple jolly ranchers and coffee. Kind of gross.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a complex stout! Aroma a chocolate, coffee, plum predominate. Pour is beautiful to style, Taste is complex...nicely bittered, rich malt profile, rye is evident, Belgian yeast adds something unique. This was great!
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a fluffy, thick light brown head, espresso coloured around the edge of the glass. Nice look!
Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, some smoke/tar, slight alcohol and a slight sour fruity note.
Taste was sweeter than expected. Roasted malt, dry chocolate, espresso, honey, raisins, cherries, citrus and bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is smooth, carbonation is soft and low. Medium to full bodied.
After taste is smooth and a bit bitter.
flemdawg (540) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate barley molasses dark fruits (plums and dates) in the aroma. Super black body with a tan head of small tight bubbles that lasts the whole way down the glass and leaves nice spiderweb lacing. Dates, rye bread, chocolate molasses and plums in the flavor. Very delicious.
Marstonlad (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. A color of dark brown, nearly black, with a big brownish head. Aroma displays rich sweet maltiness: chocolate, caramel, dark plummy fruitiness with roasty notes. Taste is at first sweet and roasty, later some - but not much as in some imperial stouts - balancing bitterness. Caramel, plum and chocolaty cocoa feature in the rich taste. Drying finish with bitter notes. Thick, full body with a low carbonation. Nice dessert stout: rich and balanced. Perhaps hops could bite a bit deeper but still very enjoyable to drink.
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, cocoa and grain into a pretty strong aroma.
Appearance- This beer is pitch black with a thick brown head.
Taste- Reminds of a thick coffee (without the coffee flavor) I didn’t care for the first two sips; however it grew on me with each sip.
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with mild carbonation. This beer has a creamy texture and the finish has an obvious alcohol kick.
Overall- A real good stout. Highly recommended.
mauritsio (534) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko lippulaiva. Black with brown xl head. Dark berries. Roasted with alcohol notes. Lasting bitterness. Some sweetness.
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Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was very noticeable as soon as I popped the top. Was even stronger during por. Taste was a bit heavy on the smoke. Still undecided on this one. I might have to rate this one again later.
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with dark brown head and good retention. Aroma is anise, baker’s chocolate, Belgian yeast spice, bleu cheese, figs, plum, roast. Taste is aggressively roasted coffee, bubblegum banana buried deep within, tons of Belgian spice but comes across as waaay to roasty. Body is light, creamy, highly carbonated, complex roasted fruity bitter finish. Overall, not really my thing. This seemed a bit unbalanced.