Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Very dark, essentially black, with thin tawny head. Disconcertingly, as I poured carefully to avoid any sediment gelatinous lumps appeared in the last centimeter or so and what remained in the bottle bordered on glutinous. Assertive and pleasant aroma with notes if black coffee and slightly burnt toast. Full body with gentle but sufficient carbonation. Rich and dark taste with flavours of very dark chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt with pleasant hints of raisins and a slight dark toffee sweetness. It’s a good beer but not a great beer - a little harsh, and I was rather off put by how it poured (and I have not reached the bottom of the glass yet - I may end up revising the palate rating if there are nasty things waiting for me there!)
LomYst (669) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sick nutty nose... very roasted, nice coffee and chocolat... sweet nutpie taste.. great sweet stout
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk brunsvart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, frukt, bek og lakris. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, frukt, bek og lakris. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nydelig duft av kaffe, lakris, bek og vanilje. Dyp mørk brun farge, nesten sort. Lite skum, ring langs kant. Smak av bek, kaffe, lakris og en anelse vanilje.
flip_soeperman (879) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable non-watery yet not overwhelming cloyingly stout. Good bitterness, roasted aroma. Just a very nice full bodied stout.
Vestergaard (1107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, exp. 2015. Pours fairly "clear" dark brown to black. No head. Aroma is huge, sweet, chocolate, not much roast. Taste on the other hand is nothing like the aroma: Roasted, licorice, coffee, slight leather, slight vanilla. Rather prominent alcohol. Not enough body for such a low carbonation, though the alcohol adds some sharpness to it. Heat in the end. Decent taste, but overall no great beer.
RasmusOtt (1757) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours transparent black with no head. Aroma is quite sweet with buttery chocolate, dark sweet fruits - I especially get prunes and dates. Also some vanilla, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is less sweet with liquorice, chocolate, some roasted notes, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee and quite boozy. Body is on the thin side and with almost no carbonation - not a good combination. But a decent stout.
MRMedellin (227) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark almost black beer, with a brown head, which recede after a couple of seconds, aromas of nuts, ashes, resin, and some leather notes. It is full bodied, with an oily texture, the flavor has a clear coffee and dark chocolate flavors, and a balanced alcohol flavor in the middle. with a persistent aftertaste. really enjoyable
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CBC Covvy Gee, 12/05/14 - not opening night!
Light black with a moderate tan swrl and edgework.
Nose is big old roast malt, earthy cocoa, grain, toffee, bitter notes, light coffee grinds.
Taste comprises bitter roast which is balanced well with sweet toffee fudge, dark chocolate, lightly singed caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonatio, sweet subtle roasterana in the closure.
Decent well balanced impy, not overly complex, but an easy drinking affair. The ABV is well integrated.
JefVerstraete (2297) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown colour, beige foam, disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and sweet caramel. Light bitter finish. Good IRS.