Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black pour, slightly brown/red íround the edges. Big frothy tan head, diminishing quite quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, fruits, some dark berries, caramel, alcohol, faint hints of coffee and sour yeast. Taste is of roasted malts, a bit of caramel, coffee, some sweetness, but dominated by roasty bitterness. Not much hop. Roasty and rather tiresome finish. Heavy and overwhelming carbonation, not exactly graceful. Medium body, medium duration, low viscosity. The aroma writes out checks, that the taste simply canít cash, which is a shame.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ottima. Nel bicchiere nera con abbondante schiuma. Aroma di cioccolato al latte e di cappucino. Il malto tostato Ť relegato da qualche parte sotto quel manto nero e fa fatica ad uscire. Al palato cremosa, liscia, suadente. Ritornato i sentori di cappuccino e cioccolato al latte resi caldi e suadenti dalla presenza notevole dellíalcol (9 di ABV). A me Ť piaciuta un casino. Il papillon colpisce ancora.
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, strong brown head. Some sweetness and roastiness, strong chocolate and coffee. Nuts, chocolate and coffee - sweet more than bitter. Finishes chocolatey bitter. Very nice.
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hot damn! Iíve been waiting for something new out of these guys. This tastes like an Imperial Stout, with a ton of fruity and roasty flavors. Tastes strong, but not too bitter. Very nicely done.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle .. Deep brown pour , huge beige head , good lace . Slightly sweet aroma , lots of coffee and chocolate notes with a touch of spiciness . Flavor is very roasty , burnt coffee bitterness , chocolate smoothness and a liquorice bite . Medium bodied , medium to high carbonation . Slight alcohol in the finish .
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Corkscrew, Urbana. One of the better European stouts Iíve tasted. Rich and thick, notes of fudge and roasted coffee on the palate. Prune and date meets belgian yeasts for some added funkiness. Good balance of hops and malt. Fine work.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with nice brown head. Coffee, malt, liqurice, toasted and chocolate. A bit high acidity but still very pleasent!
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of me. Pours pure black with tan head. Strong roasty malt aroma, toffee, caramel, chocolate. Alcoholic nose. Flavor is heavy on the malt, more roasted and burnt flavors than other stouts Iíve tried. Almost a sharpness to the taste, but balance by malty sweetness.
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Pitch black pour with a big beige head. Wonderfull aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee, wood, liquorice and roasted malts. Same hints in the taste. This beer has a near perfect balance. Good hop finish. Great brew!!
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ohh but for the carbonation this beer would defy all others. Dark...dark...dark beer. Head is massive, khaki. Nose softly wafts into the nose. Musky roasted malts, clean, clean yeast. Exquisite. Cocoa. Interesting when this one hits the tongue. This is as carbonated as most belgian strong ales are and that really cuts in between the folds of flavor. First a musty roasted grain, then a slight cheddar and sweetness. This comes to a sweet flavor coupled with alcohol. Lots of alcohol. Too carbonated I agree but from this brewer it isnít all that strange.