argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with just a hint of red, topped by big beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, cookie dough, chocolate, alcohol, some caramel, light grape. Taste is rich, chocolate, cookie, molasses, caramel, some vinous. Finish is strong alcohol warming. Thick, full body. Great individual characteristics present, but they donít add up to a beer I love -- I think the alcohol detracts here.
thewolf (11113) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Bottle. Pours a nice opaque black with a big beige head that appears bubbly, but forms a creamy feel. Aroma is wonderful. Initially fruity, berries, then turns a little musky with a chocolate backbone. Quite spritzy in your mouth, but it still manages to feel creamy. Extremely complex flavour. It kind of feels like a saison/lambic while it is in your mouth (fruity and a touch sour), turning into a nice chocolate stout as you swallow. Berries, chocolate, plums, a touch of coffee. Stunning.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @OTH Thanks Blazer06-11.2oz bottle-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-licorice, wood, dark fruit, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-licorice, wood, dark fruit, secondary earthy hops. Soft carbonation.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
100% black with a big frothy off-white head. Traditional roast stout aromas of licorice, chocolate and coffee as well as some fruity notes of dates, raisins and perhaps cherry. Complex dark flavours follows the nose, some acid, some bitterness and a touch too much alcohol prescence. What the commercial description happily calls "very lively on the tongue", Iíll call too much carbonation that takes away from the flavour.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Party Pac, IN
pours black with a huge tan head, sweet malt aroma with nice licorice and a hint of roasted malt, nice big body, rich sweet malt flavor, touch of ripe fruity character,
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with giant light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, vinous, bitter, coffee and notes of alcohol.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strangely dusky notes, along with chocolate and coffee. The aroma is complex. Itís so dark, the color could be black. The head is massive and it is persistent. The flavor is wonderful, but it is hard to describe. It starts with a surge of aroma, going to a slight hint of chocolate. There is an underlying sour component. Bitterness accompanies the malt, preventing sweetness. Itís wonderful, but not very simple.
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from Ýlbutikken.
pours brown, is black in the glass, giant thick brown smooth head.
strange salty/sour aroma. not what iíd expect in a stout. faint chocolate. perhaps the salty aroma is from licorice?
flavor sour, mixed with the ordinary stout flavors. tart. licorice. slight smoked stuff in the aftertaste. warming up it seems to be more balanced. the salty lime taste lingers in the background and makes it all a bit surreal.
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is dark brown, almost black with a huge brown head which has retained quite impressively.
S: Definitely a nice roasted quality to the nose with some coffee and dark chocolate. Some hints of licorice and dark fruits. Mild earthy and herbal notes to the nose as well.
T: Quite a nice flavor, and significantly sweeter than expected. Quite a bit of licorice to it, some dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Maybe some citrus hops and a definite yeastiness.
M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium.
O: Solid beer from De Dolle, who I find to be a fairly hit or miss brewery.
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. A good mix between a stout and a Belgian strong ale. A bit too sweet though. 270511