erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black, brown head. Not as only as expected. Cacao, cream, toast. Not too pronounced. Balanced bitterness throughout. Not as smooth as some stouts but sure brings enough flavour. (Tasted at Utrechts Bierbrouwersfestival)
wyzzywyz22 (1873) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@Cafe Belgique, Utrecht. Dark russet looks with a middling beige head. Nose was malt driven with some roasted coffee notes. Similar yarn in the taste which was sweetish and revealed some dark fruits and chocolate also. Dryish finish. Straightforward and tasty stout.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared with s friend.
Plenty if off white head. A good stout. Bitter in the aftertaste
Bullit (3854) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ In de Wildeman. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, bit of dark fruits. Fairly bitter finish.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black colored beer with a dark beige thick foamy head. The aroma of roasted malts with notes of coffee and some chocolate. The taste is dry gentle bitter. Coffee notes with roasted malts and some sweet. The aftertaste is dry bitter with sweets of dark fruits.
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Beers of Europe. Subtle flavours of chocolate and coffee, hints of dried fruit. Lacks a big aroma, which I was expecting, but it also lacks an overpowering roast, which I also expected and this is not a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong, the roast character is there, but it lurks subtly in the background and just surfaces around the aftertaste, giving such a good finish. Blackcurrant becomes apparent towards the end, looks perfect, deep black, with a lovely foaming tan head. This is a beer I could drink plenty of - it doesn’t taste anything like 6.5% ABV and is a superb example of the style.
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. The aroma has roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee. Black coloured beer with an off-white-beige head. The taste is sweet, has some chocolate, roast, fruits and toffee. Nice.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colored brew. Roasted malty aroma, some caramel sweetness. Flavor has coffee, roasted malts and sweetness. Some chocolate. Nice.
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Black, lasting thin tan head. Roasty choc malt. Light in mouth. Light stout and quite interesting.