Lowenbrau (2868) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.01-03-2014.
In short: a robust Stout.
Pours black with nice tan head. Some head retention, good lacing. Roasty, coffee and liquor aromas. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste is quite bitter, roasty, coffee, chocolate, liquorice. Extremely well balanced and enjoyable. Really good one.
kryon (2111) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with nice brown head
Aromas of peated mats, tar, figs, dades, alcohol
Taste has brown sugar, tar, bitter black chocolate
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Jur (462) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar - SF.
Almost solid black pour, negligent foam.
Potent brew: very peaty (peppery?) with all the usual heavy stout suspects. Dry bitter finish.
Somehow it works, but not for the feint harted.
lord_zer0 (38) - Cáceres, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 33cl en CerveZeres. Increíble esta stout, hacía tiempo que no probaba una tan buena. Espuma gruesa y oscura como el chocolate. Notas muy intensas de café y un claro amargor. Estupenda.
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black-red color, aroma full of dark chocolate a touches of smoke. Flavor is bitter, dry, toasty w/ a smokey finish. Very nice.
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stecken (174) - SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a thick and creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, cacao, syrup, soya, Sweet taste with slight bitterness.
Medium to full body, smooth mouthfeel.
Linnet (1448) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: roasty, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, licorice, ash, light smokiness.
Ap: black colour, big Brown head, lacing.
T: very soft bite for the style, very mellow, noticable sweetness, salty, no bad flavours and nothing, nothing at all that excites you, this is the essence of boring.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, salty and roasty finish.
O: not a bad brew, but not at all worth the hype.
Ernest (7036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen (BB May 2014). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight-tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of vanilla, smoke. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Pretty mediocre, nothing close to Gudelos...nice enough aroma but simple, and watery and kinda sour in the mouth. Not a fan.
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown-beige head. Roasted, vanilla and licorice aroma. Roasted taste, with dark chocolate and vanilla, slightly sweet. Full body.
sailracer (475) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. This had fantastic malt flavor upfront and a pleasant bitterness that wasn’t overpowering. The smokey aftertaste was very good and not overpowering. Excellent overall.