hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with a beige head. Ashy chocolate aroma. Taste has coffee and cocoa plus a little sourness. Not a great deal of bitterness: in fact the whole thing is a bit low key.
SHIG (3923) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting: Poured a dark brown/black with tan head. The aroma is chocolate and sweet chocolate. The taste was a gritty smoke with chocolate.
rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Netto. Jet Black, excellent lasting fluffy beige head and gentle condition. Pleasant liquorice, burnt coffee, chocolate and buttery notes in the nose, slightly muted in the mouth with a dry tinniness intruding on the chocolate sweetness and coffee bean bitterness, roasted barley and chocolate nesquik in the finish but shorter than I expected from the nose. Pretty good though for only 4% abv.
Enjoyit (3583) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, kiqurice and notes of chocolate. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee, notes of chocolate.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Dark brown with a creamy tan-colored foam. Quite rich and smooth aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, oats, honey and cinnamon. Medium-to light-bodied with acidic notes of burnt malts and black chocolate. medium-bitter finish of black chocolate, burnt malts and mild smoke. A bit more chewy mouthfeel, then this would be quite amazing.
Kavu (2820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours very dark red with a brown foamy head. Aroma is quite typical roasted malts with perhaps a hint of the promised chocolate. The flavor is too bitter and acidic for my liking and there isnt enough chocolate. Decent.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris_O’s 19th April 2008 tasting. Dark with a line of tan head. Balanced chocolate & malt aroma, complemented by an equally subtle flavour. A bit thin but a nice change from full-on choccy stouts.
Brandman (2359) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma has roasted malt in it, maybe some fruity hoppiness too. The chocolade is not present. Taste is roasted and bitter. Not choko here either. Little bit too carbonated.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ), pours black with a large pillowy brown head. Roasted malt on the nose, with plenty of chocolate and slightly buttery. Lots of chocolate in the malty palate as well, a smooth texture with some smokiness in the finish. I would happily drink a few of these.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty smoked and light dry lactic notes. And something that smells like a clean plastic milk carton. Black with a wispy tan bubbly. Dry with dark malt, chocolate and tobacco in the flavor.