jookos (5246) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated to 21.01.2016.
bottle. Black. Roasty, slight ashy salty licorice woody nose. Med bodied, bitter, robust, nice. Roasty dry malty, but really nice. Flavourful, nice texture.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4350) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Sake Taniguchi. Brew by Numbers 08/01 Export Stout 8%
As I’ve got another dozen odd beers I’ve gotta start drinking them. Served in a stout glass.
This stout pours inky black with a thick beige head.
The aroma is savoury roastiness chocolate. I get almost cocoa puffs type of aroma.
Medium to full bodied with a lightly prickly carbonation.
This is a full flavored stout rebelling in dark milk chocolate and roasty malt notes with mild stone fruit character. Damn fine stuff.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Block size tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas hay wheat cocoa roast chocolate grass the flavours medium bitter salty note caramel oat wheat grassy hay cocoa chocolate lots of sweetness and balanced bitter taste smooth on the palate strong tasting the best notes at the finish grain malt sweetness lasting bitter a bit one way in taste though
koshack (1252) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat niezbyt intensywny. Potem się polepsza. Trochę kwaskowości, ciemne słody.
Po ogrzaniu wychodzą nuty palone i kawowe. Lekko likierowy aromat, wychodzi trochę alkohol. W miarę ogrzewania wychodzi trochę owoców w aromacie, śliwki i nuty wędzone. W smaku wytrawne. Jakaś dziwna nuta, dość ostra. Kojarzy się z jakimś smakiem pralin, trochę jak marcepan.
Pełne w odczuciu, zostawia lekko zaklejające uczucie w ustach.
Gęste, mocne, alkohol grzeje w przełyku.
Całkiem dobry stout.
vjohans (677) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
chocolate, earthy, coffee, nuts, woody, vanilla, alcohol, smoke, black, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, some off flavours that i cant understand that makes IT unbalanced.
scottm2588 (173) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. I opened this to be met with a burst of foam, poured it into the glass and effectively just has a glass of foam - infected. Let the foam settle and poured a glass that was black in colour with a medium large lasting tan head. It really doesn’t taste infected which is odd given the initial explosion but it is very heavily carbonated, so will rate it as best as I can and try to ignore the fizz. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, plum. Taste is big coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Enjoyed this despite the clear issues with the bottle/batch although it was hard to give it a true rating.
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Viking Line. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
hawthorne00 (3421) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head that fades to a half inch. Roasty, somewhat austere aroma with some cocoa, chicory, treacle and smoke. Smooth texture, lowish carbonation. Just enough sweetness to be full bodied. Lots of roast, some smoke. Mocha flavours well in the background as seasoning to the stoutiness. Just a little acrid with burnt and acidic notes joining with firm bitterness at the end. Good stuff.
mt_hall (186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a minimal mid-brown head. A boozy nose with red fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Thick in the mouth with powerful malt flavours and a long, very dry, smoky finish.
Moebbels (685) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pitch black clear body with a brown head that quickly settles down to a thin ring on the edge on the glass. Nose has roasty notes of coffee, chokolate, liquorice and smoke. Taste is sweet with a rather hefty bitter finish and roasty lingering aftertaste. Soft carbonation and fairly light mouthfeel the the ABV. Quite nice and drinkable with pleasant coffee roastiness.