hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Huge very fizzy tan head with poor retention, one ring of lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Malty, chocolate, coffee, roasty, and some caramel for the aroma. The flavor was malty, chocolate, coffee, burnt, and a dry finish. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. Just an okay stout IMO.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a light tan head. Roasty, yeasty, light coffee aroma. Coffee, roast, yeasty flavor with light earth. Medium-plus bodied. Coffee, roast, and a light yeastiness lingers.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown with a mediumm beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, coffee and yeasty notes. Sweet flavour with overipe fruits, hard roasted malt and hints of coffee. Finished sweet. A bit watery.
ARMed (609) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stout has been under-rated in my opinion. The beer pours with an exceptional long lasting head with excellent lacing. It has a smokey crisp licorice flavor with a nice smooth aftertone of hickory. It has a very smooth stout flavorwith a subtle roasted malt taste. There is nothing obtrusive with this very fine Beligium stout. Very enjoyable!
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 330ml 3,2€ from CM Sello EXP 8/08 bought on July murky black fluffy beige head Taste from first sip roasted bit burnt malts and pleasant sourness, dash of coffee and chocolate tickling hops delicious dry finish
Skinnyviking (7178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. High fluffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Very dark red brown brown body. Caramel roasted maalt aroma with dried fruit. Sour flavor of roasted malt and dried fruit. Low carbonation and a short aftertaste.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20081130 11.2oz bottle from Supersaver Pennington. Sudsy tan foam laces and coats the bowl while a lingering eighth inch of the stuff is incessant. Aroma is mildly metallic, roasty dark malts, hints of coffee and prune. Mouthfeel is ashy, dry, and astringent with nice burnt roast notes and perhaps lighter than I’d like. Finishes quickly without loitering sweetness; its dryness persists! Utterly lacking complexity, but on a simple take it is a pleasant, quick, mild, dry stout and I dig it.
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a large mostly lasting head. aroma and taste of roasted malts and coffee with a semi dry finish.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
NEPA case split. Slightly metallic undertone with a milky bittery nut envelope with this walnut finish I don’t really dig. Kind of reminds me of what guinness might taste like if it sat in a chimney and was mixed with soot. I like the dry palate. Overrated on RB.
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 33cl @ VinensVerden, Odense. Nearly black with a creamy head. Roasted malts, coffee mainly, With a vague hint of dark fruits. Medium bodied. Very drinkable & well made stout! Fine bitterness in the end! Re-rate okt 14. Ashy, roasted, coffee and cigarette smoke. And this yeast.. House De La senne flavor. For a 4.5 stout world class. No question! 3.4-3.8