rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. BB 07/11/10. Should be at least five years old, maybe more. Pitch black beer with a lovely beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, vinous, figs, raisins, cocoa, licorice, tar notes, prunes, vanilla notes, toffee, nuts, anise, roasted, caramel. Malty chocolate flavor, caramel, raisins, prunes, chocolate, roasted, tar, woody notes, figs, vanilla notes, hop notes, salty. Full bodied and with lots of chocolate in the finish, some caramel, salt, prunes and cocoa. This beer for sure has aged in a good way!
laiti (7641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 15.01.2010
Aroma is somewhat sweet with licorice, roasted malt and coffee. Flavour is sweetish with salty licorice, some dark chcolate, coffee and roasted notes. Dry and somewhat ashy finish. Good.
olio (7955) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20091205.
Pours black color with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malts, licorice notes and caramel. Flavor of ripe dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, ash and some toffee.
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smakprov på SBWF. Mörkt brun, nästan svart öl med beige gräddigt skum. Doft av kakao, karamell, lätta kaffearomer. Choklad och en bitter nötighet med lätt rostade toner. Välbalanserad och trevlig.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jan (fonefan), probably brewed in 2005 and 6 years old
Dark brown color, almost black, with medium sized head. Mild aroma of roasted malts, nice, maybe with a shade of oxidisation. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, dry as well; roasted malts flavor, luckily avoiding ashy traits; correct bitterness; it doesn’t seem to be old, it’s fresh indeed. Balanced, dry, roasty Stout.
FatPhil (10994) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam) BB 2014/10/24, drunk 2011/12/30
6 Sweet treacly aroma, Chris says it’s like a northern English cake.
5 Black black, lovely tight creamy persistent head.
7 Again, a lovely rich treacly taste.
4 Full palate, carbonation moderate. Burntness heavy, but not extreme at all, just a touch hinting towards astringency, but not quite reaching there. Hops pop up in the finish occasionally, but don’t come to the front ever.
14 Improves as it warms, mellows and smoothes.
deanso (6735) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle shared with friends. It had been aged for a year.
Quite a decent stout :-)
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Pikkulintu - shared with Rosenbergh) The beer poure deep dark brown and cloudy. Its head was light brown and disappeared quickly. Aroma had molasses, sweetness and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, roastedness, mildly coffee, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. The taste was too mild and it lasted only a very short time. Adding yeast from the bottom of the bottle actually improved the taste.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Shared with mjs. Finland.
Black colour with tiny off-white head.
Molasses, roasted malt, aniseed, coffee (quite mild) and dry hops in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, mild coffee and berries.
Smooth and dry Stout.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A thhinish stout. Minerally and sweet with a very dry complex finish full of malt and a subtle smoky note. Very nice.