imdownthepub (10625) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 330ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Black with tan head. Rich, sweet, unctuous beer, full on palate, chocolate with vanilla and pretty sweet. A little over the top for me but drinkable.
joe19612 (1924) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head, rich malt aroma, taste is sweet at first then some bitterness with a dry roasted finish.
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 11/2015. Pours dark brown in color with a mocha colored head. Vinous notes, marzipan boozyness, fresh car interior feeling and rum in aroma. Feels almost like beeing in a hospital too, feels too clinic in a way, which isn’t a good thing in this case. Vinous and quite sharp boozy notes in taste. Too boozy with light sweet overripe dark fruity notes in finish. Better later on however with some light smoky woodyness and bitter chocolateycoffee in aftertaste. More sweetish notes appears as well.
Much better towards the end actually
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Ales By Mail) - shared by vastactiv - thanks!
Black, tight tan head. Lovely rich roast, very burnt, aroma. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Very similar taste. Solid stout. Nothing fancy, but very nice burntish stout. Didn’t say 8.5%.
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy. Very mild dark malts, tangy and dry. Touch of spicy bubblegum ester. Touch of vanilla. Dry finish. Mmmm - frankly not fit to lick the boots of something like the Southern Tier beer of the same name. I mean where is the caramel? In it’s own right okay.
mjs (4780) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 9.11.2015, courtesy of VastActiv, 20130914) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, sweetness and wood. Palate was full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet, roasty and bitter. A quite sweet experience. Less sweetness would have resulted in a better brew.
VastActiv (3059) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l via alesbymail. Best Before: 09/11/2015. Colour is almost black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Bourbon, rum, sweetness, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft and gentle.
Idiosynkrasie (4081) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Almost black colour with huge, firm, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Chocolately dark malty aroma, spicy hints of liquorice, some treacle, some vanilla, a touch of rum. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of treacle, vanilla, sweet liquorice; minimal hints of alcohol in the finish, sticky palate. Very nice.
Hermod (3447) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. BB 09/11/2015. Black in color with a thick, lacing brown head. Aroma has licorice, vanilla, toffee notes with some chocolate pudding that becomes stronger as it warmens. Flavor has sweet coffee, licorice, vanilla, milk chocolate. Long roasted finish with vanilla and coffee. Medium bodied. Soo tasty. Silky smooth.
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a snifter: Thanks to MadMitch:
Medium sized ashy beige foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of roast, chalk, berries, clay, marzepin, dixie toilet, cream.
Flavours of cream, chocolate, hint of vanilla, roast, barley malts, some yeast, some raisin, some smooth spices, some bitters, some cacoa and caramel with toffee.
Aftertaste is roasty, marzepin, creamy, some bitters, toffee.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.