Patjeadam (111) - - JAN 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first smell forebodes a strong alcohol and some sweets. But then the first taste, and it is so full of flavour and remarkably smooth. There are hints of jasmine and cranberries, but it is a very well combined marriage of rich taste. It is a party in your mouth and a very beautiful stout! On my favourites list now!
---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)
Ulysse (358) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brownish head. Spirit whiff in the nose. First sip really strong. First alcohol and jasmine. Second sip lots of cranberries.
florent.janssens (242) - - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belle mousse brune. Odeur de torréfaction. Goût de torréfaction pas trop imposant, juste ce qu’il faut. alcool.très présent mais pas trop fort. Bien balancé
ruigo (1648) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice and oak in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full oily body. Taste is bitter with some notes of Port or Whisky. Overall, a very good beer.
VDuquerroux (773) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling black beer witha small beige head ; poor retention. Roasty coffee aroma, sugar, alcohol, dry fruits, wood, light herbal, walnut. Medium to heavy sweet warming ; light to medium bitter. Full body, oily texture, flat, warming lasting finish. Overall, powerful but not elegant ; nice aroma ; warming atmosphere ; difficult to breathe ; expensive...
brnandersen (2618) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle from Systembolaget, 16.5 version, poured in to a Snifter. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich, dark malts, wooden notes, tart berries, herbal hops, quite some bitterness, booze, oak, liqourice, chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter-roasted. Full body with a thick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry, roasted bitter with berries, oak and booze. Quite some liqourice. Big, fat and boozy. Almost vulgar. Still great.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Il_baro (2) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly complex beer. Due to the great equilbrium the alcohol (18.2%) is well hidden, allowing all the great and variegated flavours to happily invade your mouth. The beer is pitch dark and oily with low carbonation and a nut colored foam. In my opinion it’s a great ’conversation’ beer to be shared with friends after dinner.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
stout thank you adam chandler for the bootle! strong boozy mead port. sweet prune milk chocolate. grape drank and syzuryp on that lingering finish. boozy chocolately cough syrup. potent. great brew
HULK777 (503) - - SEP 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vanilla, dry cocoa, and milk mixed with Emser aroma. Taste is intense; very fruity. Lingonberry, vanilla, cocoa. Sweet, sour, spicy. Very sprawling, full with flavours that do not fully match.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lele (264) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
ASPETTO: nera impenetrabile, schiuma nocciola chiaro, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: evidenti e forti sentori di cioccolato, caffè, liquoroso (whisky e ciliegie sotto spirito) e vaniglia. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca sprigiona gustosissime note di whisky e porto. Subito dopo vengono abbondanti note di cioccolato, caffè e vaniglia. Il liquoroso però è sempre presente ed invade la bocca. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo decisamente strutturato. L’alcool è ben nascosto (sempre tenuto conto che fa 18,2º). CONCLUSIONI: una birra direi "mistica", saporitissima e complessa. Non scade mai durante la bevuta, ma dona sempre appaganti soddisfazioni. Consigliatissima.
martjoobolut (1794) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. I really liked this one, it had almost berry wine like qualities.