Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 from Drinks of the World, Bern - clear very dark brown colour under a solid persistent dark beige foam; roasted aroma of black chocolate, medium-bodied, sweet and tart with a corny and pretty harsh finish where more chocolatey notes come up - cheap
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle at Home 17/05/2010
Fruity slight roast aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured smooth and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness in a lasting roast finish.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark-ruby coloured, stable mid-sized creamy tanned head. Sweetish dark- and toast-malty nose with some fruity overtones. Light to moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, light bodied. Light sourish-fruity finish with a bitter touch in the aftertaste. O.K., not really exciting.............
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A black beer with a thin long-lasting off-white head and a touch of lacing. The aroma is thin; with alittle light roast a touch of milk and a touch of smoke permeating through the wateriness. The taste is a little lactic, with a touch of roast and a smooth fruitiness. A reasonable stout but nothing special.
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at my hotel in Cascais - April ’12.
Pours a mid black colour with a tan brown head that soon departed. Reddish/Brown when held to the light.
Not a lot doing on the nose ! A touch of roasted malt and maybe, just maybe some fruit !!!
Sweet malty in taste not a lot else.
Carbonation OK - easily drinkable and a change from the low grade lagers on offer, but never going to set the world alight. If that were the case this would be a suitable stout to put the fire out!!!
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) Clear, opague colour with a medium-sized beige foamy head. Discreet aroma: slightly sweet and roasty malty nose with light notes of chocolate and caramel. Sweet and slightly sourish flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Earthy dark and roasted malt-character with a touch of chocolate and very subtle fruity notes; moderately dry and roast-bitter finish with shades of toffee and chocolate. Lacks depth, but is otherwise drinkable (21.XI.08).
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the Eurostash II tasting on 12/12/09: This beer is a nearly opaque brown-black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Roasted malt in the nose with notes of chocolate. Medium, smooth body with flavors of chocolate malt, caramel and a bit of sour fruit. The finish is roasty with a short malt aftertaste. Not sure if they were shooting for a Bock or a Stout, but it is just average overall.
leaparsons (8068) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Aromas are very sweet and malty - lots of sugar. Chocolate and Ovaltine with some roast character. Flavours are sweet chocolate and coffee malts. Malty, yet sweet and somewhat thin. Some cola character. Pretty average.
kevnic2008 (8048) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Many thanks for this bottle to McTapps. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet grains. Taste follows nose with a roasty finish.
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roast, tin, malted milk balls, little soy / black patent. med- light body, watery but frothy. simple but light and enjoyable.