pivnizub (9861) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Nearly absolutely black colour; small brownish, foamy head, lacing; complex nose: roasted malts, coffee, port; starts malty, nearly no sweetness; light bitter flavour, oily texture; long complex dry aftertaste: toffee, chocolate, coffee. Very good !
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Opaque, nearly black color with a small, fading head. Very burned-malty, ashy and dryish aroma with port-wineous hints. Wineous, roasty, quite malty flavor with ash. Medium-bodied, not very thick palate with quite high carbonation. A burned-malty, but not very sophisticated stout.
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think two factors lead to my disappointment with this stout. The first is that I tried it after the Special Stout, the second is the promise on the bottle that it is so thick "you can eat it with a spoon". Hardly. Not a bad stout at all, just nowhere near the body or complexity that is suggested on the label.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark black brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of brown malts molasses dark malts and was nice. Its mouth feel is initially tingly mildly hopped vinous and has a slight coffee aftertaste. Its flavor contained strong dark malt and medium hops notes and was tasty. An above average brew.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque jet black with a very very small amount of tan head that dissapates in less than 10 seconds. Aroma is absolutely delicious: chocolately dry coffee with hints of burboun and roasted malts. Flavor is creamy and dry, with mostly roasted nutty malts and very bittersweet, like unsweetened chocolate. Overall, I found this beer to be extremely good and very underrated.
jonas (6479) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dortmunder - my first foreign stout - thanks a lot!
Sugary sherry aroma.
Blacker than Voldemorts heart, caramel head dissipates fast.
Carbonized sugar sets the background -
chewy fruity malt on top and a bitter hop and dark chocolate finish.
Relatively light body - a hint of stickyness, delicately so. Sparkly mouthfeel lightens it up.
Enjoyably drinkale stout.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, rating from old notes. Black pour. Chocolate roasty ymalty aroma. Sweet malt flavors, with chocolate and some vanilla and some fruitiness to it too.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty aromaless and fairly headless. My first thought: Porter! Bases solely on its sweetness. Interesting, it reminds me of the dark beers I had in the Czech Rep. as well, the dunkels. Its a real mix of styles, truly. Porter, then dunkel, then stout. A good beer for sure.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice suprise. Pours like oil. Almost no head. Little carbonation. Strong roasted barley flavor. good but not great.
clippo66 (3) - DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A stout I had not tried before. A very black mysterious beer with small and not too persistent dark coloured head. Typical chunky Coopers bottle conditioned beer. A dry, full flavoured stout with plenty of character. Will definitely buy more this winter.