rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with big frothy beige brown head. Malty, hoppy and light yeasty aroma, roasted, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, pine, wood, vinous notes. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium oily body with average to lively carbonation.
Lukehh (12) - - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is raisins and Guinness Foreign Extra and a tiny hint of mirin. Appearance is deep, dark black with a lovely clinging fresh head. Lots of soft, tiny effervescent bubbles. Cannot fault the appearance of this beer at all.
The taste is extremely complex and unusual - leaving a lot to mull over. There are some intense notes of bitter, Italian Roast coffee that come to the surface every now and then. Occasionally a hit of a well balanced, malty, fruit-cakey, ’ordinary’ extra stout flavours will dominate. Infrequently acrid, overly dry notes of black malt will crop up and unbalance things rather. Regular waves of light, acidic, interesting sour yeasty, saison-like flavours also appear. The mouthfeel has a depth which betrays the high strength, although the pillow-y Trappist-like smoothness of the mouthfeel of the beer (presumably caused by the addition of the candy sugar) neither hugely contributes-to nor takes away from the experience. It is a beer that I would buy again, but definitely not something I would go to when looking for a comfortable, easy drink.
Garlic_of_Doom (627) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black with a huge beige head.
Sweet aroma with some chocolate and spice.
Taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate, some licorice and a tart note that detracts some. Some belgian (?) yeast as well.
Medium body, high prickly carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Short, dry licorice after taste.
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma; lots of malt and apple juice; Appearance: chocolate brown with off white head that billows at first and then settles down slowly; Taste: sour, reminiscent of sour/wild ales that finishes mostly sour with a little hint of stout; kind of odd; Palate: heavy body with long, mostly sweet finish; Overall: not my favorite mix of styles. Would probably not buy again, although it’s possible it might grow on me.
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle shared, purchased for $5.25 at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Black appearance with a huge light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light roasted grain, light nutty malts and hints of coffee and caramel. Similar flavor, rich, dark and malty with great balance. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy feel. Just an excellent stout overall.
Nicke80 (502) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from copenhagen. Pours black with little head.
Sweet aroma with some coffee and sweet liquorice taste.
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice mahogany burnt umber color with a big billowing khaki foam that takes a moment to settle before finishing the pour. Nose is roasty with layers of licorice, tar, some hints of dark fruit and spent coffee grounds. Texture is creamy but the high carbonation keep it from being to full bodied. Nice food stout and another great De Dolle offering that Im finally getting around to rating !
kingstoni (1966) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and oak. Bitter, quite dry taste. Medium to full body.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Nisse666 (6307) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from web SB cons 2016-05-05 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, caramel,
AP: dark brown, wee fizzy cream brown head
F: belgian yeasty, white sugary dry, sweet liqurice, wee chocolate
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with a large tanned head that leaves good lacing. Roasted barley aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice and spicy notes. Dry and chalky but also creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Roasted taste, coffee beans, roasted barley, bitter cocoa and ash, vinous and some fruity notes, green grapes and ripe figs. Warming and dry finish. Deep and complex.