Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. This is a deep brown looking one with a small sidesticking and islandy brown head. Cocoa dark nose here. Some oboy or nesquick powder with hints of both vanilla and chocolate. Not a super extreme hit-you-in-the-face nose but it’s most definitely present and nice. Some grains also. It has a way to alcohol-raw taste for my taste buds, and it still feels a bit thin in the mouth. Dry roasted malts, some more dry cocoa powder. No trace of the faint oboy sweetness in the aroma. Ends really mouthdrying this. Decent stuff. 02.05.2014
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small mocha head. Aroma is intensely roasty, with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, espresso, wood. As it warms up, a boiled vegetable notes pervades the aroma. Taste is rich bold and quite sweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffe beans, burnt sugar, roasted wood and hits of black berries. Finishes mild tart and mild bitter with notes of roasted grains an black currants. Medium to full body with good carbonation. Overall, a great perusal stout considering the ABV. It looses a point on that strange vegetable note in the aroma though.
aloneartist (5) - - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark beer with mid brown head. In aroma: mid malty, dark chocolate, caramel. Moderately sweet flavor with heavy tint of roasted, burnt and dark bitter chocolate tastes. Hoppy and slightly alcoholic finish.
jookos (3162) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a mocca head. Chocolate (dark), some vanilla, ashy roastedness. Full smooth body, intensive flavours. Some herbs, soft ash. Light oily, but feels great. Real nice roasty stout.
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is sludge black, with a small tan head which fades quickly. Aroma- lots of chocolate. Fudge cake, leathery notes, vanilla, lots of dark malts, coffee hints, bit of liquorice, it’s mostly about the chocolate though. Smells lovely. Taste- lots of bitter chocolate, coffee, very slick and oily mouthfeel, surprisingly thin in the body, roast malts, sticky and dark chocolate finish. Very nice, rich stout.
SarkyNorthener (2757) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Black beer with halo head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is licorice, dark fruits, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied and oily. Very good.
allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours gloopy jet black with a thick tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, leather, charcoal, wood. Taste is rich, light sweet, good roasted, tarry bitter. Long bitter finish. Oily texture. Good stuff.
Senka (845) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. BBE 03/10/14. Enjoyed on 15.10.2014. Pours pitch black with ash-brown head. Aroma of ash, roasted malts, black pepper and chocolate. A true stout sensation. Everything is present here what you would expect from stout - iron, caramel, chocolate, cloves and some ginger. Smoke and oak bark in the aftertaste. Not as thick as you would expect. Slightly oily and slick - goes very smoothly down the throat. Soft carbonation, that is not sufficient to keep the head on for longer than 10 minutes (this is not a bad thing at all). Long and smokey finish. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. I would not hesitate to sample that. Says that it is good for aging also.
spacecube (1185) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, chocolate malt in the aroma, oatmeal, roasty, vanilla ice cream. Nice balance with an abrupt dry bitter finish. light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,.
MayumiH (300) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Rich roasty aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, strong espresso, licorice. Slightly earthy. Pretty amazing.