WaW (17) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth. Smoked flavor is pleasant yet for me overwhelming a little the vanilla. Overall, a very good smoked stout.
Icedwarf (621) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwart bier met weing schuim. Smaak is licht bitter, rook achtig, chokolade, vanille. Erg goed, smaak blijft hang hangen.
Sureshpa (322) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Slight hint of booze, liquorice, roast, wood, end hint of vanilla Appearance: Dark brown, almost no see through, quite fizzy, off white head, light bubble foam, light lace Taste: Vanilla, liquorice, liquorice light dry finish nice balance
KyotoLefty (7369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is root beer, smoke, vanilla, chocolate, roast. Black adn shiny with a tall, bubbly head. Smoky flavor, vanilla sweetness, Very bitter finish from roast and hop. Thin body. Ok, but the vanilla is a but of a crutch.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body, pretty smooth, flavour as the aroma. Would be improved with aging.
ElManana (988) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Geers. Pours dark dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma has vanilla, roast and a little smoke. Vanilla, roast and a very light smoke. Nice beer.
jspronck (139) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark color with gorgeous and creamy beige head, aromas of coffee, smoke and vanilla (obviously). In mouth, slightly bitter coffee flavor with lovely notes of vanilla. The smokiness is there but not overwhelming. Thin to medium-bodied. Great balance and very carefully crafted. Loved it.
CraftBeerNick (1176) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, imported from Amsterdam, drunk, 21st February 15. Poured deep, dark hazelnut brown. Slight head, no lacing, the aroma is complex, quality vanilla comes comes through, some chocolate, coffee liquor. Taste is dry, lovely vanilla tones, well balanced, slight bitter hops. Palate is thin, more of a porter in my mind. Good beer.
tiong (4580) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBE JUN 2016 -
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, vanilla, hints of smoked leathery notes, oak and berries. Taste is roasty, malty and mildly smoky with hints of berries, leather, oak and vanilla. Finish is smooth, dry and slightly roasty with some hints of wood, oak and vanilla. Interesting.
laiti (6845) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
66 cl bottle @ tiong, BBE 06/2016
Aroma has toffee, some licorice and hayish tones. Flavour has mild smoky tones, some licorice, coffee, hints of hay and salty licorice. Finishes with hops and some mint. Could have much more of those oak, smoke and vanilla. Not bad but uninteresting. There’s an English feeling here.