jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. The pour’s deep brown with a medium tan head that takes its sweet time to develop. The nose is definite Belgian yeast, ribbon candy sweetness. Some notes of earthy toffee and medium roast coffee. Hints of vinous chocolate-dipped red berry. The taste is definitely interesting - the belgian yeast gives a bubble gum sweetness that blends well with rich berry flavors. Chocolate cake, rich roasted malts. Mildly nutty, creamy finish. Luxurious mouthfeel. Fruity, pleasant. Nice, soft body. Really well executed and flavorful stuff. Overall, wow, this was much better than I thought it would be. By far the best Bristol beer I’ve had.
allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & jeevan. pours dark brown, thin tan head. Light liquorice aromas, tar. Taste is creamy, liquorice, more tar. Not bad.
AshtonMcCobb (3592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from allmyvinyl.
Appearance -opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - coffee and dark chocolate.
Taste - tar and liquorice.
Palate - medium bodied with a dry tarry texture and a long dry tarry finish.
nihtila (1392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, even a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweetish, roasted malts, cacao, chocolate, dark fruits,
MarkoNm (1127) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a rather small beige colored head. Mild roasty malts in the aroma, some mild notes of chocolate and very pleasant and easily picked up chocolate and vanilla aromas. Taste has some chocolate sweetness up front, followed by mild roastiness with some minimal bitterness from coffee in the end. Very creamy and thick, full body with some minimal alcohol taste in the very end. That’s my kind of stout.
Martinus (3523) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, quite sweet, alcohol. Coffee flavour, bitter, malts, caramel and cacao. Finish cacao, coffee and liquorice.
(from 50cL bottle @ ZZT XI. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, Oirschot crew!)
gopherfan99 (775) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with an off white head; aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, and a hint of chocolate; taste starts sweet with chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malt; finish light bitter with some coffee; pretty good but not quite the ultimate stout
DutchDrebus (4528) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT11. Coca cola colour with no real head. Smells earthy, liquorice, tar. Tastes liquorice, roasty, coffee, wiebertjes. Medium body, almost no carbo.
ansjelaah (1629) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Black color with a small head. Smells alcohol, drop, wiebertjes. Tastes sweet, alcohol, drop, potters.
Stuu666 (5652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is dry, chocolate, very sweet.
Countbeer (5043) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (50cl): Thanks GlasgowTAD: Served at 15 degrees Celsius in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized creamy beige head on top of a black beer.
Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate.
The flavour is a silky thick rich mix of typical flawless stout tones that makes this a perfect stout but also somewhat of an easy drinker. Damn tasty! Creamy! Smooth!
Aftertaste is roast, bitters, coffee, some chocolate, creamy. Delicious!
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and medium to fuller bodied. Nice!
Another no nonesense stout. Good stuff!