rlgk (12848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black beer with a rich beige/brownish head. Roasted dark chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, licorice, vanilla notes, raisins, milky notes, figs, raisins, tar notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, tar, cocoa, licorice, vanilla notes, hoppy, hay, some brunt notes. Quite drinkable.
sinfull (1023) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black color , good beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee , hint of vanilla. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Bitter and roasted aftertaste. Good stout.
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HULK777 (468) - - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla, coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste of burnt toast, hard roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolates. Well-balanced bitterness. A perfect dessert.
Jokk (46) - Odessa, UKRAINE - SEP 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle 0,33. Completely black body, but there are copper-red glimpses when looking towards the light. Lovely brown foamy head looks very yummy.
Speaking about nose and taste: i was suprised how uber-STRICT is it.. Just like Will Smith in suite starring in MIB)) Nothing superfluous, but tons of roasted malts and burnt coffee beans. Maybe 8-9 C was too cold..
A posh body and creamy texture, pretty drinkable. Continuous semi-dry finish, very balanced. Fits well with chocolate cakes and sweeties)
renffisch (868) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at O’Neills Wimbledon. Pitch black in colour with a creamy beige head. Strong burnt coffee nose, very fizzy mouthfeel, watery dark chocolate flavour with a strong alc kick in the end. Ok.
elbernays (805) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with yellowish foam head. Chocolate coffee aroma Sweet roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, wood, hint of liquorice and slight alcohol hit. A tinge of bitterness to finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a low carbonation. A little watery on the end which tales away a little bit. A good stout.
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle. It is amazing that a 6% beer can leave the palate so quickly. Chocolate, biscuit, caramel. Nice stout.
estpiwo (1310) - ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color, medium creamy head. Aroma was little bit spicy, but more like coffee aroma. Dark coffee without sugar in taste, chocolate tones, little bit smoky notes. Bitter finish. Good.
Marduk (3636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Small brown head, stays. Oak, sweet, caramel, dark fruits and slightly milky notes in aroma. Milky, roasted malts, coffee beans and mild chocolate in flavor. Mild ashy aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel makes it bit weird.
stravale (2430) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014
3rd rate Bottle from Centra, Mohill  New label on bottle
Pitch black, huge fluffy frothy tan head. This was a really fresh bottle....smooth quite sweet chocolate, really good flavour this time, richer mouthfeel (medium bodied), certainly not thin at all and a really nice quite rich chocolate malt linger. It’s the best I’ve had....shame only 1 bottle left in the 10 euro Centra promotion......Going right up to 3.8
Bottle from Tesco, Longford  7/4/7/3/14
Aroma - Certainly getting more spicy hop in the aroma, softer malts, dark malts, will be fresher bottle this time
Taste - soft dark malts, some of that spicy hop again, soft roast, some smooth chocolate malts, getting that soft treacle taste, nowhere near as much, would like more of the flavour, seems too understated
Palate - It really needs more body, the thinness of the beer lets it down, little over carbonated
Overall - This was better than last time (which was an older bottle), but a few tweaks could make it so much better. Sticking at 3.5.
Bottle from Foley’s Sligo  8/4/7/3/13
Black, thin ruby edges, frothy tan head, some lacing
Aroma - Rich dark malts, smooth dark chocolate, smooth mellow roast, deep malts, dab of treacle, rich quite complex aroma
Taste - Smooth deep roast, plain dark chocolate, quite sweet dark malts, some treacle, soft coffee (6.5)
Palate - Soft carb, medium body but a bit thin, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, smooth rich dark malts, soft roasted malts, but treacle linger becomes cloying after a while
Overall - Initially, very impressed with the aroma. Taste initially was good, but the body was a tad thin, then on the finish a rich, heavier, quite cloying dark malt treacle linger comes through. Unfortunately, the taste after drinking a few sips didn’t just quite much the excellent aroma and the cloying bit treacle flavour of the linger in the finish upset the balance of the beer. A bit flawed overall hence the lower overall mark