mcberko (6886) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stateside Craft, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, roasted malt and light cocoa. Flavour is very Belgiany, with loads of Belgian yeast and roasted malt, and a touch of vanilla. Extremely robust, with a rather light palate. Good stuff.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Stateside Craft.
Medium brown, light bubbly head. Aroma is a coffee blast with light fruitiness and a hint of chocolate. Sweet front, lots of coffee/chocolate character, with big body. Call it a strong coffee stout, more than impy, but nerdy semantics aside, it’s a quality brew.
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
shared with a buddy. decent enough stout, but not something id go out of my way for.
DialSquare (2858) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pt.9oz bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Pitch black pour with thin light tan head. Aroma of roasty, licorice, coffee, chocolate. Tastes are along the same lines with bakers chocolate and heavy on the coffee (which suits me). Yeah, good easy drinking coffee stout.
lusikka (6449) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour. Aroma of marshmellow, roastiness and cream. Flavour of roastiness, bitter coffee, chocolate and some berries. Full bodied. Alcohol warms. Good.
rosenbergh (7248) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. From alesbymail.co.uk.
From dusk till dawn...
Black colour with a mid-size tan head.
Coffee... strong coffee, roasted malt, cocoa powder, chili (?) and chocolate in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, berries, mild bitterness, mild sourness and... a hint of chocolate. Nice. Tasty.
olio (6409) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Dark berries on the nose, dry, ashy malts, cocoa powder and dark chocolate, distant coffee also. Lactic notes on the flavor, chocolate, caramel, mild vanilla, some faint berry notes, coffee and faint yeast. I like the coffee and cocoa notes here, the flavor is a bit off though. Very interesting and somewhat unique still.
tiong (3939) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of coffee, roastiness, salty licorice, dark chocolate and syrup. Taste is salty, roasty and sweetish with some licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Finish is smooth, salty and slightly roasty with some coffee and syrupy notes. Slightly unbalanced.
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has mocha coffee, some peppery tones and vanilla. Flavour has salty licorice, ash, more salt and distant herbal tones. Aroma is nice but this is way too salty. At the end of the glass this starts to feel sour and lactic too. Confusing; I like the coffee notes here, but the salt and sourness ruin the show.
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"8.5%. Wouldn’t be able to discern brown sugar if not noted. Loads of coffee in the aroma and flavor., which is quite bitter following on the heels of a very smooth body. Very nice, not quite elite.