Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black color and a small beige head. Flavor is malty and fruity with notes of dark berries, roasted malt and cacao.
gunnar (4355) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours very dark brown with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of burnt malt and liquorice. Taste is light sweet and roasty,dark fruits, lingering fruity, almost no traces of the liquorice, except in the utter finish, wouldn´t mind more bitter liquorice for balance.Smooth mouthfeel.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9th February 2013
Opaque black beer with a purple tint! Good pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Dry dark malt. A little smoke, Trace of blackcurrant and as much apple, if not more! Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. A well executed blackcurrant and licorice stout would be a beer I would love to try. This ain’t it! Apologetic flavours.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. BB 14/11/2013. Courtesy of VastActiv. Thanks!
Black colour with a small tan head.
Toasted malt and liquorice in the aroma.
Roasted malt, some molasses, berries and mild hops in the flavour.
I didn’t catch the blackcurrants.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, courtesy of VastActive, 20130713) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, sweetness and chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, chocolate, roasted malts, hint of berries and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was ashy, sweet and bitterness. Not a bad brew but not impressive either.
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l (via alesbymail). BBE 14/11/2013. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Salts, hints of berries, licorice and roasted malts.
BoBoChamp (4724) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl (from the 12 Stouts series), new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with blackcurrants, liquorice and lactose, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sweet Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly fruity/malty, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
Hermod (2590) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, BB 14/11/13. Almost black in color, brown head. Blackcurrant quite strong with roasted malt in aroma. Flavor adds licorice, otherwise very similar to aroma. Light to medium bodied. Dry finish with loads os blackcurrant. Nice stout, easy.
Idiosynkrasie (2780) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dry, minimally roasty dark malty aroma, a touch of liquorice, subtle hints of dark berries and tobacco. Taste is initially dry dark malty, subtle sweet fruity undertones with hints of blue and other dark berries, a tart touch flashes up, later the sweetness fades away and leaves room for dry, minimally salty and minimally roasty dark malty flavours.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of is rather weak with some roastiness and blackcurrant. Flavour is rather interesting; strong tart blackcurrant, grass, chocolate, salty licorice and hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, slightly tart and berryish finish. Blackcurrant seems to work quite nicely in this beer.