Doofgoblin (358) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really liking this one! The aroma is wham in your face; lots of toasted malt character with a coffee element as well. Pours a dark black with a tan pillowy head that fades to lacing that loves clinging to the pint glass. Taste is somewhat sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, and especially toasted malt. Finishes exceptionally smooth and flavorful but with enough bitter dryness to prepare you for the next sip.
andriesradu (519) - ROMANIA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a brown, creamy head. Aroma is moderate to heavy roasted, with some caramel and bread. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with notes of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate, bread. Nice body. Overall a very nice stout.
Padchenko (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, 6%. An excellent full-bodied heart-warming stout. Pours black with limited dark brown head. Sweet and strong lightly carbonated with some roasted coffee and hops in the flavour. More please!
Rune (8587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle as Christmas Velvet from Systembolaget Kiruna kindly brought to Tromsø by djoeye. Oily pour creating a coal black coloured body under a solid light brow head leaving rings of lace down the glassware. Roasted chocolate malty nose. Plain roasted malty taste, notes of grainy chocolate and liquorice that linger throughout. Smooth. A rather vivid stout, may a bit unvaried (Tromsø 09.01.2015).
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Norseman Temple Bar, Dublin. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of toasted nuts, wood, cocoa powder, vanilla, tangy wild berries. Taste is medium roasty and and lightly sweet, with a mildly tangy berry finish. Notes of dark chocolate, light espresso, vanilla, burnt wood. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty
AndySnow (4199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle, as O’Hara’s Christmas Velvet.
Appearance: Black colour with a thick beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, malt.
Body: Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, some bitterness.
rarbring (1608) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Dark fruits, coffee, cocoa, dry and potent.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2015-01-01.
Unde (435) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark deep brown colour, beige head on top. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark coffee notes too. Taste has roasted malts, dark chocolate and lots of coffee. Mild body and low carbonation.
Finn (4480) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 330ml fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 23 Des 14. Svart. OK luftig skum med mokkafarge. Varer en stund. Aroma av sjokolade. Smaken balansert & forsiktig. Fløyelsaktig munnfølelse. Smak av sjokolade & litt lakris. Svakt syrlig tørr ettersmak.
ja2jadwa (3) - POLAND - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piękna drobnopęcherzykowa piana koloru beżowego. Aromaty gorzkiej czekolady i espresso, chwilami alkoholowego likieru czekoladowego. Aksamitne w smaku, goryczka na odpowiednim poziomie. Świetny stout.
ansalon (1664) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown bordering on black with a medium frothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is very smooth with low carbonation.