RichardW (1461) - Carlisle, Cumbria, - 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.
blackisle (615) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Pitch black, small but lasting creamy brownish head, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, brown sugar, yeast, licorice, coffee; smooth bittersweet taste; medium body, creamy texture; mild roasty bittersweet finish.
Bosbouw (1133) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooie chocoladebruine kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt, vanille, chocolade, fruit en beetje crème. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, fruit. Iets dun.
Taboada (281) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle tasted at UBF on 10/05/2014. The colour is very dark with tan head. The taste is chocolate and the aroma is coffee and chocolate too. Nothing special to notify. Next one please!
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from European Local Swap 4.0, thanks to Douberd. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted coffee aroma, chocolate, tar, licorice, some fruity notes. Bitter coffee flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa, soot, some fruits. Decent beer but not more.
Beerhunter111 (6909) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte.
mile (2887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty - light oat and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some roasted malt and light coffee. Body is medium, malty and sweetish, light caramel and light roasted malt with light coffee. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light - some roasted malt, light coffee and faint hoppyness. Medium- bodied stout with coffee. OK, but nothing special - way too sweet for me.
bartlebier (1555) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, Mitra Nijmegen 12/2013. Does everything a modern stout should: dark chocolate, liquorice, smoke, ash, some bayleaf and herbal-vegetable yeast overtones. Light body, with an unusually vividly sparkling palate, creating an extra dry bitter attack. Quite some overlap with Viven’s stout from de Proef, this could be any non-stout brewing nation’s cover version of the UK real thing brewed under perfect laboratory conditions.
lachneger (276) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Afsluiter van het Antwerpse weekend. Mooi donker zwart bier. Smaak laulierdrop. Geur droppig. Te koud gedronken.
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ha1ag (701) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Frape in Mestreech. A black color with with a tan head. Layered lacing. Roasted sweet malt nose. Aroma has roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malts with notes of roast and smokey dry finish. Nice to have a light but full stout!
gmonroe10 (240) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black, brown firm, fine bubbley head. Nose to me smells faintly chocolatey and some coffee, but to me more sweet - raisins, fruit. As it warms it is more robust. Mouthfeel is thin. Flavor is medium to heavy bitter, lingers - this i like. Full. Nice beer; for me, would have liked a bit more full mouthfeel, other than that it is well done.