tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/VIII/2012 on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2012-944) Thanks to Erwin for sharing all the beers together!
Clear very dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, unstable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, mocha, somewhat metallic, sweet caramelly touch. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: some caramel, mocha, bit metallic, lots of dark chocolate, some coffee. Aftertaste: chocolate, bit metallic, mocha, pretty dry hoppy ending.
Vaiz (3819) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and some ash. Flavor is dry, roasted bitterness. Decent body but a bit one-dimensional. More like a porter.
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Color dark red with small brown head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, coffee. Taste sweet, malt, roasted, some smoke.
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good but compared with other stouts a little flat and boring. There’s no intense flavour and the aftertaste goes away in a flash. Mediocre/good.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught in Cefe Derat, Utrecht. Fairly chocolatey standard stout, but an overly burnt taste, although not exactly up to Rauchbier standards, downgrades the experience for me. Got the impression the malt was too roasted for my palate.
Leighton (13952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer Tasting, London. Cheers Bruce for bringing this one along! Pours black-brown with a lovely, creamy beige head. Cocoa, roast, light lacto sweetness and dark bread in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with subtle roast, burnt bread, cocoa and some ash. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Semi-sweet finish with charcoal, some cocoa and burnt earth bitterness. Very decent beer.
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton at his Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. It pours almost black, with a thin beige head. The nose is salted liquorice, chocolate, caramel and seawater. The taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate hint of smoke, caramel, nut and salted liquorice, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Deep brown color with a modest, creamy tan head. The aroma’s of dark grape, balsamic vinegar, charred wood. The taste is toasty, vinous. Quite sweet. Some bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel’s a bit thin. Soft carbonation. Overall, quite pleasant.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, roasted flavor with a mellow chocolate aftertaste. Medium to weak body with a smooth finish and a lingering sweetness.
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Full-bodied dark beer with creamy brown head. Well-balanced and tasty, though average stout. Aroma of roasted malts and some dark chocolate. The malts and chocolate come back in the taste along with some coffee.