barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Fizzy, which was quite a strange sensation coming from a stout. More coffee than chocolate flavored, so not my favorite even once the fizz had faded.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours brown with a tan head which takes time to lace away. leaves some residue on the bottom. alcohol and fruit in the nose. an assault of smokey stuff, chocolate, coffee that start the eyes a-watering. thick and full-bodied. not enjoyable or refreshing, but an interesting experience.
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Alexi Distributors event at Limelight. Thanks Jim Bird! Murky brown pour with creamy brown head. Nose is a little tart cherry. Not too much roast, with a tart finish. Very prickly carbonation. Overrated.
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown lasting foam. Black color. Small roasted aroma with some violets. The taste is roasted with belgian yeast carracter and a small acidity. A 2 year old bottle.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasty, sweet aroma... with touch of chocolate, dried fruit (raisins ?) and some alcohol. Flavour is much more subtle... lacking even, than the aroma. It’s tart. Definitely roasty with a little smoke. Sort of thin bodied for a stout. Highly effervescent. I was expecting more from this one... especially from the aroma. Not worth the price.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours solid black with a thick lasting tan head, foams easily. Smells musty, dirty, industrial, creosote, engineering metal output. Flavour of iodine, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt wood and dirty smoke. Nasty smell, not great flavour, decent aftertaste, but that’s it. Not impressed.
ShivanDragon (1253) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
donker bruin met zeer schuimige witte kraag.
aroma: chocolade, toffee, kruidig, geroosterde mouten, chocomout, kandij suiker.
smaak: kruidig, notig en zure tonen.
indruk: hij proeft behoorlijk alcoholisch, kruidig, espresso en zuur en metalig.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Didn’t travel well to Australia. The end result was a glorious mess. There were hints at how good this might be but they were overwhelmed by the flaws. Looked fine - black with a fair, lacing head. But the first scent impression was of rubber. In a blind smell test, I would have said I was sniffing a rubber fruit cake served with chocolate cream. There were raisins and milky chocolate, but the dominant aroma was a weird pollyfilla note. In the mouth, it was very thin and fizzy. Molasses and figs upfront and a huge hop finish. Coarse and clumsy. (Duff homecoming gathering - thanks Ecze for bringing this one)
GonZoBeeR (2822) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer explose when i open...
Aroma:chocolate and acidity...
Appearance:Black-redish,big tan head...
Flavor:small acidity (infected),chocolate and alcohol...
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 First rating from August 12, 2006:
(Sampled from bottle, thanks Marsiblursi)
Dark brown color with a brown head. A tad vineous scent, some smoke, Belgian ale, sweet. Sour acid, green grape peels taste. No bitterness, no thank you!
Rating:6/3/2/2/6 = 1.9
Second rating with the higher score -
(33 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm)
Dark brown color, thick creamy brown head. Sweet fruity scent, some light colored chocolate, a little bit vinous. Rather vinous taste, with a bitter bite to it. Low bitterness. Not as complex taste as I would have hoped. Pretty thin body.