HogTownHarry (5913) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Bottle (500ml). At Smokeless Joe, shared with blankboy and tupalev. Poured deep deep red/purple brown with essentially no head at all. Aroma of prune juice, sour cherry, sweet chocolate candy and roast malt. Taste of tart berry fruit, burnt malt, licorice and coffee - this is *very* tart and bitter, moreso as it warms. Mouthfeel a tad on the watery side, very acidic, and flat. Overall itís a stout, yes, but the huge infusion of tart/sour fruit juice tends to overwhelm everything - interesting, but not a winner for me.
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee with notes of berries.
Roasted flavour of coffee and berries with bitter notes.
Too roasted for my liking.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Completely pitch black and opaque beer with a creamy, light brown head. Marked aroma of burned malt. Flavour full of the same burned malt - almost coffeeish. Too burned for my palate. I really donír detect the added brambleberries - only dryness and a pronounced bitter finish from the malts. 011005
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very roasted aroma, faint notes of some kind of berries. Jet black body, with a beautiful medium sized tan head. Very roasted flavor, cofee all over it, very dry and ends quite bitter. A lovely stout.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml sedimented bottle from Hogs Back. When opened this gushed out of the top. Pours almost black with a light brown, head. Aroma is chocolate malt and fruit with a touch of alcohol presence. Flavour is chocolately and slightly roasty with some fruit sharpness. Quite thin and boring, really.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, almost black in colour. Long lasting dark tan head. Big roast coffee aroma, with some chocolate notes. Flavour is chocolate with some fruity berry notes. Quite roast in the finish, with a coffee-like aftertaste. Medium bodied, Not bad.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2010 From A Bottle.Nice gothic shades in colour,small head.Dark fruit and chocolate aroma,big tarty fruitness with dark chocolate and liquorice,quite bitter in the end with some malt.A bloody good experience.
JonMoore (1661) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a slim tan head. Fruity, edging on sour, roasted malty aroma. Similar taste, with a fruity sourness superimposed on a roast malty, hoppy stout. The blackberries almost donít work, but it just manages to get away with it.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black - still purple color. Small creamy layer of a head on top. Blackberry nose - also clay and chocolate. Mocca long lasting bitter taste. Some fruityness comes through but leads to a weird finish.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Acidic sour nose, dark opaque brown color, low tan scumy head. Nice toasted, raosted malt up front, then a tobacco bitter. Unfortunate artificial and metallic aftertaste. Thinish, but with a creamy mouthfeel. OK, I guess.