Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Black coloured, with a medium beige head. Nose is roasted malts, lots of coffee, fruits, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, a bit metallic, coffee, lots of roastiness. Finish is roasty.
caesar (5063) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ BeerTemple, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of loads of coffee and roasted malts. Roasty bitterness in taste. Pretty straightforward RIS, bit dry even, mostly powered on roast and some coffee. Could have used some more creaminess, but nonetheless I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Borresteijn (4647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Black colour, dense beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, quite sweet and chocolate-centered. Flavour is medium-sweet, hard roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, decent bitter roasty finish. Medium to full-bodied. Quite sweet, but nice.
jmgreenuk (4274) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head and lots of broken lace. The aroma is rich creamy coffee and roasted malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a big smooth liqourice alcohol bitter malt palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and a long bitter finish.
Brasero (19) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
great choclate coffee stout full flavour very easy to drink soft malty finish i like it
Gription79 (2255) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle. This has the same fishy/oily character that I got in 1/2 idjit. It is in the background but I can still taste it. There is a soft pie cherry brettanomyces note in the aroma. The flavor is thick, oily chocolate, restrained roasted malt character. Sweet finish accentuates the thick viscosity. Not bad.
skortila (4484) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, full 33cl sample. The aroma has chocolate, some raisin/prunes. Black coloured, medium lasting, beige head. Taste is on the sweet side, molasses, chocolate, slightly roasted, coffee. Medium-full bodied. Nice if you like your RIS to be more sweet.
ACD (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Dried dark fruit on the nose, prune juice, red grapes, chocolate, roasted malt, light cinnamon spice, more vinous notes. Taste is again full of juicy vinous notes, some tobacco smoke, dark chocolate, slightly burnt coffee, prunes and figs, hint of harsh booze. Big bitter roasted malt in the finish, alongside some sweeter fruits and brown sugar. Impressive gear.
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
tmrmwel (925) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with an airy finger thick head. Aroma is burned malts, tobacco, peat, coffee and muscovado. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with malts, sweet coffee, muscovado and kandi. Long burned finish with sweet coffee.