Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Dark brown with a short tan head. Very interesting throughout. Has a kind of dark chocolate, brown sugar and caramel taste with a dry, raisin-like fruitiness. Quite a bit going on; not your average stout.
Shark_Pants (536) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep impenetrable black pour with huge frothy tan head. Lots of roasty aromas - black coffee, charred meat, with some licorice, cherry and a little red wine. The taste has char grilled steak, light vinous astringency, licorice, a little plum, coffee and a lot of dark chocolate in the finish. Fairly light bodied, oily but highly carbonated. Complex and interesting stout.
fombe89 (1421) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 26/11/2015
Color negro, espuma beige, sabor torrefacto, seco, toques ácidos. Pendiente de repetir otro lote.
hawthorne00 (3172) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, no date on cap. Black with a tan head that fades to a fat coat. Aroma of dark berries, chocolate, cigar box (all very Cab Sauv) roasted malt, some coffee. Medium bodied, carbonation just on the high side of moderate. Much more stouty taste, roasted barely, chicory, but the vinous notes are there and so is some sour cherry and maybe a bit of Dubbin. Dry and quite bitter as well as a bit sour at the end. A sipper. Complex, yes, and the stout/ fruity and vinous aspects pop in and out of prominence intriguingly, but didn’t hang together. After about half an hour, there’s the licorice.
davidm (2017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good beer. Well balanced sweet, bitter, and sour notes, with long length.
Alpha10 (499) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015/11/17 - Pours a very dark brown (almost jet black) with a thick, frothy, tan head that slowly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Crazy gusher. Aroma is sweet malt, dark chocolate, espresso, slightly nutty and licorice. Taste is candied sugar, licorice, sweet malt and espresso with notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and a mildly warming, super dry finish. Really good stuff. Wish I had known that this would be gusher before opening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SinH4 (1605) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with huge beige head. Aroma is dark malts, liquorice, dark fruits, candied sugar, Belgian sweetness. Taste is overwhelmingly intense: more fruits, but tart fruits, cherry syrup, candied sugar, burnt sugar below, dark malts, nuts, goes down the throat with a warming fruity finish. Soothing, but high carbonation. It?s like you?re drinking foam (comparable to a Westvleteren, just not as pleasant). The sweetness works out. Uncompromising and daring, which is why we love De Dolle! The only thing to criticize is the high carbonation, really. And maybe you don’t liie the sweetness, but I think it fits.
Lore (1772) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
practically black colour, extremely huge, though not really dense dark beige head; aroma of coffee, overripe sour cherry (valami cigánymeggy féle lenne leginkább - ha valaki tud, segítsen ki, hogy lehetne ezt legjobban kifejezni angolul), some ash, dark chocolate, maybe some minimal herbal notes, as well; taste of roasted coffe, burnt woody notes, overripe sour cherry (ismét csak ;-) ) and some chocolate; great stout!
SanDiego1 (42) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore marrone scura, schiuma marroncino abbondante, fine e persistente. Aroma di torrefatto intenso ,caffč in evidenza, leggera nocciola e cioccolato. Al palato un pň troppo carbonata, sentori di torrefatto in evidenza, caffč, fondo di caffč, finale con nocciola e cioccolato e scaldandosi nota alcoolica e leggermente astringente.
Zlotta (840) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from Firma Bier, bottled in July 2014 (a bit over a year old). Clear, very dark red with a very large, foamy, stable, brown head. Roasty, fruity-malty aroma of praline, dried dark fruits, blackberries and coffee. Sweetish, fruity-malty taste of dark cherries, blackberries, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and coffee, followed by a long, medium bitter, coffeish and minimally sourish finish with oaky notes. Medium body, effervescent mouthfeel, very lively carbonation. The faint but pleasant aroma only slightly indicates the intensitivity of the taste. Unfortunately, its highly overcarbonated, thus lacking drinkability a bit. The highlight is the rather bitter and sourish finish.