chrisv10 (11424) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Unclear very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little earthy and pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, pine, little earthy, little citrus, little peppery, liquorice and bitter.
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of orange peel, toffee and licorice. Sweet citrus and licorice flavour with a touch of alcohol.
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is lovely, citrus, chocolate, light roasted, grapefruit. Medium to low carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has firm chestnut, hazelnuts, roasted, dark chocolate and a nice hoppiness. Grapefruit, pine, peach. Very firm bitterness in the finish.
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiv hopfiger Antrunk, zu gleichem Maße aber auch malzig mit deutlichen Schokoladennoten. Wenig fruchtig, die starke Malzigkeit wird durch den Hopfen ergänzt. Intensiv, gut! 11/13/12/11/10/12
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy dark dark brown, small smooth yellow head.
roasted malty aroma, dry.
flavor is roasted malts, quite dry, almost salty.
HenrikSoegaard (10821) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Herbal notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Black, inky with tan head. Corr heavy, charcoaled malts, deep, full, dry then a playfull hoppiness, tangy and bitter, lasting. A belting great beer, very enjoyable.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with brown highlights, a medium frothy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and coffee malt, earthy and pine hops, prunes and raisins. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, dark bitter/tart fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 10/10/12.
Opaque very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Fruits on the nose namely blackcurrants, licqourice, pine, hops and traces of toffee.
Pine forward in flavour, hops, licqourice, light mineral tones, touch of chocolate and a little booze.
Fuller end of medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish,
FatPhil (9622) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki) (6:5:7:4:14=3.6)
Nice roasty aroma. Mellow rich body. Smooth body, but carbonation a little higher than I like, swirls away though. Nice nuttiness. Not sure where this is aiming as it’s not a black IPA. I guess it’s a good hoppy stout though.Good balance between full stout roast and bitter hops. Aromatics not so extreme, barely fighting the other aspects, not a self-selling aroma at all. But still a nice beer.
Rerate: Keg (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Very similar to bottle, but a bit more aroma, both roast and pungent spicy hops. Taste matches that exactly. Covers 7.5% very well. Lovely hoppy stout. We did a comparison to Dark Arts, which we’d previously given 3.7, and while that one smelt better, this clearly tasted better. Overall, the preference was here.