Kurtos (112) - Sydney, - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black
Aroma is very faint, but i can smell mainly espresso with a slight sweetness.
Taste. I find this hard to identify but the best i can describe it is a nice coffee flavour with a complimenting smoothness and a nice smokiness and pleasant bitterness.
Overall. This beer isnít too complex, narh are the flavours to impressive, but none the less itís easy to drink and the flavours come to together quite nicely.
superspak (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into pint glass, best after 4/21/2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light smoke, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, herbal, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, balance, and complexity of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy, smooth, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink with a great creamy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable offering.
leosanches (18) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Como manda a tradição das stouts, cerveja totalmente preta e âmbar, porém brilhante e de cor convidativa, sem espuma. O aroma é marcante, com o malte torrado se destacando e convidando à prova. Também é possível sentir o toque amadeirado e de café. O sabor é forte, cumprindo aquilo que o aroma promete: malte torrado, toque de café e chocolate, lembrando as cervejas defumadas ao contrário de outras Stouts mais cremosas. O corpo é leve e a cerveja é refrescante, caindo bem tanto no inverno quanto no verão. Boa para acompanhar carnes, a drinkability é boa e o aftertaste é suave, mais amigável do que o sabor proporcionado no primeiro momento. O pálato é pouco envolvente. Uma boa stout, porém simples e pouco complexa.
felip989 (68) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small beige head. Aroma is bread, caramel, smoked and toasted malt, some herbal, floral and earthy hop. Taste is coffee, smoked and toasted malt, earthy hop, some lignt sourness and fruitness. Malty aftertaste. Kinda watery for a stout, but yet delicious!
Arek (430) - Zielona Gůra & Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.375 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland
Czarne piwo z beżową, obitą, puszystą i sztywną pianą oraz przyjemnym, lekko słodowym, trochę kawowym, palonym aromatem. W smaku gęste i kremowe, początkowo lekko słodowe, następnie wytrawne z posmakami kawy zbożowej i gorzkiej czekolady.
popkow (295) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark body small tan head. Malt chocolate aroma and tobacco, nut, licorice taste. Nicely carbonated and drinkable.
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy vanilla and black licorice aroma.Black color with an off tan, but lively head. relatively mellow compared to how it smells. Cola start with some slight creaminess in the middle, then a bitter dry finish. Not bad.
Bule (1041) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a black color without much head. Medium bitterness a little harsh and lingers after. Overpowers the malt.
bonkiedeaap (367) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is nearly black colored a pours a large cream colored head, with a average carbonation. In the aroma a nice palate of cacao, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, hop notes and some dark fruits in the background. The taste is full bodied, to start with the sweetness of dark fruits, to end in a nice a pleasant bitterness from the cacao and bitter chocolate. The finish is dry and light bitter which is very pleasant.
cervmagpt (292) - PORTUGAL - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13D). Bootle 37,5 cl - batch unknown. AROMA: moderate roasted aromas of coffe and cocoa. slight sweet background aroma with some vinous notes. no hop aromas and some very faint diacetyl. APPEARANCE: deep dark brown color and opaque. average light brown head with good retention. TASTE: moderate roasted grains flavour with notes of coffe and cocoa. low bitterness with an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a commercial stout with good aromas and flavours that would benefit from a fuller body.
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is chocolate, coffee, plum pudding. A black hole of a beer, no light escapes. It makes the room darker. Light brown head turning to soapy film. Taste is zingy on the tongue, body is quite light (Australian stouts tend to be light bodied). Aftertaste is dark chocolate leading to lingering hop bitterness. Really good. At 6.3% hides it well. You could drink these like lagers then have a little sleep. Goodnight...........