hoppyman (34) - Quebec, - OCT 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fooled by the label.Was expecting a day at the races with Darkhorse but actually found myself to be the star of a rodeo.The stout proved to be much more of an untamed,strong,swirling,wild black stallion than a smiling,galopping,harmless little poney.Once let loose,you better hold on tight cause you’re in for quite a ride.Open the gates.Inky-black mane,excessive,over-the-top and overwhelming deeply roasted malt teaming up with turkish coffee and darkberries up in the air.Powerful,mouth-coating earthy ground coffee,thick molasses and a nice underlined blueberry fruitiness all leading to a fairly astringent finish.That’s it.You lose your balance.you’re down to the ground.Body bruised,face full of dirt.You feel like a boxer after a Mike Tyson punch.F1 racer hitting the wall at full speed.You get back on your feet,limping, yet wanting more of that stuff.But PsychProf,a nice man who drove to the ranch and provided for the ride is 700 miles away from you which is quite a ride again.That’s too bad.I feel terrible now.
dnicolaescu (915) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ.
The aroma is very intense, even for a 7.5% stout - lightly smoked prunes, molasses, chocolate. The body is more drinkable than the bold aroma suggests, with lots of roasted/burned malts and ashes, and hints of tannic mildly acidic ground berries. Excellent.
pilgrimoutlaw (791) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours dark reddish black with tan head. Roast, coffee, blueberry, earth, chocolate. Moderately bitter and sweet. Lightly crisp, medium body. Blueberry’s a bit of a gimmick, but nothing to complain about here.
koshack (167) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana drobna, kawowa, szybko opadła.
Bez śladów na szkle.
Kolor czarny, smolisty, nieprzejrzyste.
W aromacie wyraźne jagody. Po ogrzaniu pojawiają się nuty słodkiej czekolady. Lekki aromat ciepłego ciasta. lekko kwaskowaty zapach przypomina zapach mrożonych jagód.
W smaku ciemne słody, zdecydowane jagody.
Pozostawia lekko słonawy posmak.
Lowenbrau (2101) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35cl bottle @El Cabanón, Avilés. 27-04-2014.
In short: smooth tasty ale.
Pours very dark with nice very tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, liquorice, fruity aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, creamy, some fruity. Very smooth and pleasant.
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml served in a snifter glass.
Black label marked 7.5% ABV.
A: pours a deep black color forming a small thin bubbled dark beige head. Low retention and a lot of small spotty molasses lacings left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of dark chocolate and blueberry. Roasted malts, cappuccino and wood. Sweet pie. Notes of earth and flowery hops.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Dark chocolate, coffee and blueberry pie. Quite earthy. Smooth mouth and moderate bitterness. Some notes of wood and grassy hops.
M: Full body. Creamy, smooth and a bit molasses. Bittersweet roasty aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. Amazing Stout
HeadyDE (515) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour from stout variety pack...glug glug from bottle..black hue with a slight head that yes has a blueberry tint..nose is fruit dominant with good quality blueberries not fake or artificial at all..palate is really smooth and tasty..the blueberry is a nice addition to the mix here and makes this an interesting beer..finishes with a nice slight tartness on the end..mixed in with some good more typical chocolate character from the style..quite enjoyable and damn this would pair exceptionally well with some blueberry pancakes at brunch...worth seeking out
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at olbaren in copenhagen. dark brown with a purple tinge, modest head; somewhat medicinal aroma with the blueberry restrained; plenty of rich chocolatey flavours balance surprisingly well with the sweet blueberry character also offering a touch of acidity
czar (4613) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear very darn brown with a small beige cap showing minimal retention and lacing. luscious chocolate and lightly smoked roasted malted goodness, with distinct blueberries blending in superbly, chocolate-covered blueberries, some dried and sweetened blueberries, woodsy, clean yeast, hint of sweetness - molasses, bit of juicy meat. light carbonation, medium body - oily, semi-sweet and woodsy-grassy-gently smoked finish. excellent fruit stout.
Holmen2 (1156) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 13.10.14. Almost black. Pale brown head. Aroma of blueberries, with dark chocolate and roasted barley. Similarly fine taste. Good drinkability.
gunnar (5603) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger, Pours clear very dark ruby with a huge frothy tanned head. Fantastic berry aroma, fresh and light citric. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, but dark red berries, some roast and tarish bitterness at the finish.