brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a tan head. Quite roasty on the nose, some acidity, soap, and dark chocolate. A decent earthy quality and some coffee. The flavor is a bit bitter from all the roast. Moderate acidity, coffee, and dark chocolate with a hint of dark fruits. Some earthy hops on the finish.
Hanoi (393) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is dominating Belgian yeast, light malt, light licorice, light smoke. Taste is strong smoke leading to hazelnut, light cocoa, touch of vanilla and a lasting coffee and cigarette finish. Mouthfeel is good.
A nice stout.
skoisirius (1711) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SIB07. Had that one time and have seen it one other time in a store but it wasn’t all that fantastic of an experience to begin with so I skipped it.
Ragnampiza (422) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle from Birra+. Very dark red - looks almost black in the glass - with a perfect small, creamy and persistent light beige head. Looks great. Pretty hoppy for a stout, definitely tons of espresso notes, sweet milk chocolate, just a hint of ash/smoke and roasted malts. Wow, I wasn’t expecting such a watery beer. It really lacks a decent body for the style. The bitterness is there and it’s decent, as is the flavour. Coffee, chocolate, perhaps some tobacco as well. Very clean and long aftertaste. Average carbonation, light body, slightly oily texture. I’d have prefrered a propery body, but other than that, no complaints. Nice.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Liquor Max Loveland. Pours a somewhat cloudy, dark brown / black appearance with a big fluffy, dark brown head. The aroma has some licorice, burnt sugar, nuts, caramel, and dark fruit. A little chalky mouth feel. Low sweetness. Moderate low bitterness. Somewhat earthy flavor with anise and dark chocolate and roast. Pretty high carbonation. Seems to me like this should be a foreign stout. Pretty chill brew.
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at GBBF 2014. Pouted black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of grain, caramel and liquorice. Thick mouth feel. Molasses and rum flavours, with some vanilla pod. Finish was ryebred, toffee and burnt malt.
Beertobealive (238) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy coffee like head. Forest mushroom and rotten wood aromas. Dark black body. Malts are soft with little chocolate and round in mouth. Not bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
guiroul33 (40) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, leather. Appearance: black, tan foam. Bitter taste with notes of coffee and smoked malts. Soft carbonation, bitter and astringent finish. Overall: stouts are not my favorite beers but this one is quite good actually, you can taste the bitterness and yeast from Brasserie de la Senne which makes It special.
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour from draft at proletariat. Weird rye earthy aroma. Citrus and seeds. Inventive but hard to take
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GBBF 2014. Black beer charcoal. Some chocolate. Some charcoal very easy drinking. Fine.
mR_fr0g (3095) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GBBF, thanks to uncle In. Opaque dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting dense cream coloured head. Aroma is earthy roast, mineral and Belgian yeast. Flavour is light earthy ashy roast, toasty brown, some twigs and berry fruits. Palate is fairly light, highish carbonation and semi crisp. Good.