GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown-black coloring. rich 1" tannish head with quick carbonated dissipation. Grapes, sugary, molasses, toffee elements. Similar in taste though tart and with coffee-ground finish. OK.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with brown head.
Strong smell of dark chocolate and leather.
A lot of foam in your mouth, straight coffee and roasted malt flavours then a nice bitterness. Strange acidity, lack of body?
Some vegetable notes, liquorice and chicory. Dry, as a stout should be.
If Guiness is dry and strong for U, pass your way!
If you dream of a stronger, dryer and more roasted Guiness type of beer: this is for U!
temporrari (395) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, fairly large light tan head. Aroma is highly fruity, and I get just a faint hint of chocolate. Flavor is much more roasty than the aroma. There is chocolate, fruits, alcohol, and some mild sourness. The main problem is that the palate is kinda thin. This is a big beer and I expect a beer of this magnitude to be a little more rich and robust. Still, an acceptable brew, and a worthy sample.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle, pours an opaque ink w/ a huge foamy peaty head, aroma is rum, raisins, and light esters, sweet, rich and smooth with a light lactic tang, tons of complexity, delicious
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle, been around a while. Pours with a typical (although not as wild as others) large head, a creamy beige, over a near-pitch black body with faintest ruby highlights. Nose is rich and slightly musty, strong notes of chocolate, tobacco, rum raisins, and a noticeable yeasty sourness. Brandy sharpness on the palate, with a nice roasted undertone, along with more currant sweetness and a mild grassy hop character in the finish. A highly unusual yet enjoyable stout.
lachneger (393) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Koffiezwart kleurig bier met een koffie crème kleurige schuimkraag . Smaak ouderwetse laurierdrop sterke koffie.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown hue, fluffy, big De Dolle signature head.
The aroma is of chocolate, burned malt, prunes and a hint of alcohol. The flavour is initially sharp, then the classic choco/coffee flavours start to take over. It ends sharp and with a sour hint and balanced bitternes.
It’s not your everyday stout but it’s a great beer!
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 Bottle. Massive head, extremely carbonated. Nose of roasted malt mixed with fruit. Classic stout favors of coffee and roasted malts overshadowed by fruity sourness, hints of apricot turned to dark cherry as the beer warmed. Interesting and tasty beer.
RERATE: had this beer again a couple of months later, focus was much more on the dark, roasted coffee flavors, more bitterness, without the fruity aspects. Preferred the first.
procraste (385) - FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez démonstratif. Nougat, réglisse et café en bouche. Assez liquide et mousseuse. Des notes herbacées et épicées aussi ( genre cardamone ... ) Du fruité confit ( griottes )... Pas mal d’arômes, mais avec un côté aqueux ... Presque une porter donc. Pas si équilibrée que ça ... Bien, mais je ne sis pas fan.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: spicy, barley, malts, some woodiness, and grape extract
Appearance: dark, dark brown-->black, large tan head, lacing
Flavor: spicy Beligum yeast flavors mixed with coffee, chocolate, and sweet cream. Also, some bubble gum and wood flavors
Palate: very bubbly and smooth, fizziness and foam coat the mouth. Bitter, Beligum yeast, baker’s chocolate aftertaste
Overall: Quite Different