RichardW (1336) - 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.
bartlebier (1087) - 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 (215) - 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 (685) - 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 (219) - 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.
Moolesen (91) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Poors black in the glass with a soft foamy brown head. Nose has hints of english liquorice, burned caramel and little coffee. Nice taste, but not as intense as other heavy beers. Great finish with a good bitterness, which makes it nice drinkable
androman (148) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ home. Black color, minimal brownish head. Aroma toast in the nose, coffee, soy sauce, dark chocolat notes, ash, smoked fish, slight dark fruits, complex but moderated. Taste very light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Nearly full body, bit sticky texture, average carbonation, easy bitter finish. Not a powerful stout, rather an easy enjoyable one.
Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours black. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and caramel on the nose this smells like a fantastic beer. Thin and week on the palate, way to sweet for me, such a disappointment once drunk.
ShivanDragon (1192) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
zwart met witte kraag
aroma: gebrande en geroosterde mouten, chocolade en lichte koffie
smaken: matig bitter en matig zoet, gebrande- en geroosterde mouten, caramouten, vanille
body is erg dun, durf zelfs wel wat waterig te noemen, droge en bittere afdronk.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost black. Aroma is lots of liquorice, stone chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is moderate bitter and moderate sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
berntholer (658) - 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