RichardW (1306) - 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. Donít 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 doesnít taste anything like 6.5% ABV and is a superb example of the style.
berntholer (574) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
beige stable head disappears with foamhead and structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffee, leather, earth and oats. taste leather, roasted malts, esters, coffee with a bitter finish. medium body, rather carbonated. bottle 75 cl @ kerstbierfest 2013
Douberd (1262) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml at home, poured into a big snifter. ABV 6.5%
Black in colour, with one finger of brown head sitting on top, with good thick density and good retention as well. Light lacing remains after the head collapses and after every swirl of the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts.
Taste is light milky chocolate, roasted malts. Slighty sweet and boringat first but at some point more roasted malts are kicking in, along with hints of coffee and a mild bitterness with good duration, which admitedly make it more interesting.
Body is very thin for a stout and the most disappointing about this beer. Good carbonation though and nice feeling on the palate.
Overall an okay stout, decent except for the body.
MarcoDL (1016) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice stout beer, roasted and bitter, with the subtle aromatic sweetness of coffee and chocolate.
OllieBBommel (875) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (33cl)@home. Head: thick beige foam. Colour: deep dark brown. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste: bitter, chocolate and coffee. Palate: dry, bitter finish, medium CO2. Overall: very good stout.
Idiosynkrasie (2785) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dry, roasty dark malty aroma, notes of coffee, a touch of liquorice. Taste is dry dark malty, hints of dark chocolate, dry, minimally grassy hoppy overtones, a dry touch of fruit parings. Relatively light and almost a bit watery.
SimplySike (596) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with cream head.
Aroma sweet chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, dark fruits.
Taste choco caramel sweet, hoppy bitter.
Mouthfeel thin, dry.
Awesome stout! Complex, loads of taste. Great stuff.
DwarfeD (487) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Black with a medium off-white head. Medium body with light carbonation. Coffee, caramel, roasted bread and some chocolate. Dry and bitter finish.
Cuso (3397) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
<bottle from trade with Martinus. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Strong coffee aroma with dark chocolate, plums, roasted malt. Taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licorice, Dry coffee bitter finish. Tasty.
gunnfryd (9388) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. flavour is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate, hop, spices. Nice beer.
vipinvelp (1643) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, very dark ruby brown with small brown foam head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, like the taste. Also some roast detable. Aftertaste is short lasting. (Velp 201307)