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.
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and homebrew Jeff. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Aromas of Jamaican gingery cake, blueberry, tar, liquorice, dark chocolate. Taste is more dark cooked berries, gibbet cake, dark fruity chocolate. Clean finish. Lovely.
AshtonMcCobb (3936) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - Jamaica ginger cake plus blueberry.
Taste - chocolate, berry fruit and more cake.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long balanced finish.
Overall - lovely beer.
nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Opaque jet with a thin film of cream. Aroma is chocolate, soy, blueberry and hints of green herb, char and smoke. Tastes of the same great mix plus some dark bread and caramel. Medium-heavy body has a good balance and a fizz that’s more than I usually like, but it remains mostly smooth and seems appropriate for this beer.
King_Alex_II (642) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black oily color with brown foam ring. Light blueberry notes in the nose. The taste is smooth fruity blueberry notes. Sweet and decent carbonation and a thick oily mouth feeling. Smooth coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste with a fruity note.
Kita (1470) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.355l. Pours pitch black with thin creamy brown head and fair lacing. Aroma of blueberries, roasted malt, cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich roasted malt and chocolate, follows by fruity acidity, only mild blueberry flavor, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Très bien...
jackafholmes (685) - - JUL 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewdog online. Black with nice tan head. Blueberry Aroma hts immediately and is very inviting, beautiful match with the roasty malty stout. Taste is very well balanced, sweet and bitter with a bit of alcohol hum. Medium full with mild carbonation. Very nice.
ciocanelu (148) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleasant chocolate and blueberry aroma. The fruit taste is also present in the taste but more subtle, making the malt shine more. Ideal balance between sweet and bitter. The body is pretty light for a stout, making it very easy to drink and the alcohol is very well hidden for the 7.5% ABV.
MayumiH (381) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Pretty well balanced tasty beer indeed.
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Alus Celle, Riga. Pitch black color. Creamy brown head, stays. Looks nice. Roast, chocolate, woody, twigs, chocolate in aroma. Chocolate, coffee, woody, slightly sour berries in taste. Soft plus carbonation. Twiggy/branches with roasted malts in aftertaste. Alcohol is quite hidden. Nice brew.
mateuszk (860) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, beige head. In aroma very nice and natural blueberry aroma upfront, then roastiness and chocolate. In taste less blueberry but still present, medium roastiness. Medium body, soft carbonation, very smooth. One more great stout from Dark Horse, this time with fantastic blueberry notes.