jgentgesdo (683) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours inky black with a nice dark tan head. Quite beautiful. Nose is roasted, almost burnt malts. The flavor is suprisingly sweet, with dark fruit and more roasted malts. I have to give this credit - it pulls off an almost burnt malt flavor but is not offputting. Fairly high gravity. Mild oily bitter aftertaste, not as bitter as I would have expected from a foriegn stout. Very good.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 30/03/2005. 330ml bottle at the Cellar Vate March tasting.
Poours and oily-looking ink black with a luffy tan head that enables one to pick the high carbonation level to follow. Aroma and flavour are both malty -roasty, tending to toasted. Some coffee and woody notes too. Thereís an oiliness in medium mouthfeel that I canít quite work out. Is it the hops, which otherwise make only a slight noticeable appearance, or something in the malt? Quite surprisingly crisp in the finish and little oily residue left on the palate. Good.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black stout with a nice oily palate - Iím not sure I have ever seen a darker beer (maybe Samuel Adams Triple Bock?). Fine dark flavour with lots of sweet dark fruits (raisin, prunes). Finish is nice and dry but not as bitter as the desciption suggests. Nonetheless, a fine stout and the best Australian beer I have tried so far.
stouby (4152) - Holbśk, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, in GB.
Black with brown head, normal size, mostly disappearing. No lacings. Aroma of burnt malt (licorice) and light of aromahops. Flavor first light sweet, then bitter of burnt malt and hops. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated. Very fine.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark black with a nice tan head and tons of sea monkeys running up and down in it. My wife actually said when she saw it Yuck you are going to drink that? I said but of course mate in my best Crocodile Dundee imitation. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The flavor is very malty some chocolate and coffee. Bitter on the back side. Feels good on the palate a little buttery and not too thick but thick enough to stick with you. Very good beer if you can get past the sea monkeys! Iím a fan Mate and Iíll drink it again.
Geiserich (3862) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Bottled:
Aroma of chocolate, cofee with light alcohol notes. Extrem black color, yeast clots, small brown head. Medium to full bodied, velvety, fresh flavor, strong yeast notes. Medium coffee and roasted malt note, exspecialy in the end.
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this stuff is great it is not as bitter as describe but it has a great coco and coffee taste to it mos def a great beer hrd to find here though
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, sweet, and delicious. Slightly bitter in the finish and a little on the thin side, but it does have some good offerings of chocolate, coffee, and spices. Iíd drink again.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with little head. Aroma is sweet caramel and butterscotch. This isnít thick at all - it is actually quite light bodied. A smoky saltiness leads to a bitter coffee finish. A pretty average stout.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a handsome dark brown with a nice dark beige head. Very pleasant sherry aroma. Roasted and malty, a bit thin mouthfeel.