DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is chocolate with a hint of coffee, ebony, red at the sides, small toffee head. Taste is bitter chocolate, some fine malt, reminds me of chocolate chip cookies. Very nicely balanced, medium bodied, pleasantly sweet. Great!
aracauna (3404) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of licorice in both the aroma and flavor here but there’s a slight funk in the aroma that I can’t quite place.
Borresteijn (6079) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark brown to black colour, almost no head, only after a vigorous pour. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and massive amounts of liquorice root, giving it an earthy and dusty dry finish, but also a nice sweetness. Medium to fullbodied, syrupy mouthfeel.
tlind2 (1520) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Blackish-brown color, low brown head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma with a hint of tobacco. Very dry, bitter flavor with espresso and smoked wood. Full body, light carbonation. Pretty good -- it definitely stands out from the crowd.
Molenbrouwer (5) - Bodegraven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bier&Co, Beautiful big peated aroma, small lace dry, but big flavor. good iodine palate. my compliments. very different them my own brew B,Z&T
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkonning. Pitch dark black, with a pencil thin white head. Nose of roasted malt and molasses. Taste of vanilla, chocolate and dark roast. Also toffee, coffee and the usual stout suspects. A real delight. Only minor criticism is the very smokey finish, but I imagine some like that. Hats off to this excellent Scottish brewer.
TrefwoordPunk (873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small tan head and an aroma of mocca, dark chocolate and grain. The taste starts out nice, vanilla, chocolate, malts, something roasted and strong coffee. But after that a more fresh taste comes kicking in and the taste gets fishy. Yuck, I hate that. Starts out nice but I don’t like this beer.
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Nice and surprising to have had this one in Bon Accord, probably the first IS I encountered there! Hopefully there will be more coming along. Black colour, creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, sweet tarts and coffee. Flavour of bitter coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Slightly bitter finish.
mikkopen (1013) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Deep, dark brown colour, thin light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and a whiff of dark fruits. Strongly roasted, a little burnt flavour with coffee and plenty of chocolate. Dry, ashy bitter finish. Smooth, oily, full-bodied, low carbonation. A very enjoyable stout.
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a khaki colored head. Kelpie tobacco aroma with dusty black malts. Smooth medium body. Great flavors of dry, roasty malts with kelp, coffee, and cocoa. Starts dry and finishes lightly sweet. Nice stout.