kermis (2602) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 vintage bottle shared from Deanso. Pours dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma is musty, licorice, overripe dark fruit and port aspects, a touch of vanilla and chocolate and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent
k0mpsa (463) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at hbf13. Black with light brown head. Roasted licorice aroma, some alcohol, coffee. Strong licorice and coffee taste, hoppy finish, vanilla.
Kingi (302) - - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a bit subdued, sweetness, hints of other stout notes. Black beer, brown head. Taste is light sweetness, coffee, bit hoppy alcohol finish. Could ne a bit stronger finish, dry. Medium body.
culchiem (1706) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dedollewaitor, ta. Jet black with a tan pockmarked head. Aroma is dark fruity. Flavour is chocolate, liquorice, raspberry on a salty base. Finish is a bit like soft centred Christmas day sweets
demmbonz (308) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottle to hotel glass. Nice dry stout. Plenty of hop bite. Very lively carbonation.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a tan soapy head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and licorice. Coffee, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit flavor. A tad hot. Very nice beer!
Ron (2004) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle. Cap says June 2010. (did not notice that when buying at BOTW) Started pouring down middle of glass... mistake... like a volcano. Most carbonation in a beer in a long time. Head slowly disapated. ok lacing. Extremely dark pour. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, some dark fruit, and licorice. Palate is moderate and highly carbonated. Some light sour fruit elements in the taste, and alcohol with a bitter chocolate finish. The alcohol was too noticeable for my taste.
conway (606) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. On the dry side with lots of chocolate and coffee.
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Marko (3635) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one courtesy of the cool Icelanders :). I have to rerate this one eventually, bit ashamed of the vagueness of the ratings that day. Anyway.... impressive appearance, black, dark head. Slightly sourish, red wine barrel like notes build on a heavy malty background. Coffee is the main thing in the taste though, and basically carries this. And that’s it for my notes. Damn.
ration (1669) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 Original rating 7.8.2010. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma coffee, chocolate. licorice. Full bodied. Not Bad.