RexTalionis (2514) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark black in color with a tan head. Roasted malts, cold coffee and sea-salty chocolatey notes in aroma at first. As it gets a bit warmer some new aspects arise in the form of some burnt wood, well actually more like some smokey notes one would say, you also get some licorice later on. Dark bitter chocolate and notes of coffee in taste. Bit on the dry side from hops it feels like, hints of bitterness too. Something sharp in the taste, but otherwise it’s a good brew. Cocoa and roasted malty notes in aftertaste.
MonsterMagnet (257) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black and tan. Aroma: roast, vanilla, chocolate, berries. Taste: ash, vanilla, chocolate, spices, berries, citrus notes, wood. Light-medium sweet, medium bitter, medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Long roasty, vanilla and ash finish. Lovely, lovely stout.
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light chocolate head. Aroma is milk chocolate, prunes, dates, figs. Full bodied, bittersweet on the palate with a lightly astringent cocoa finish. Taste is cocoa, dates, prunes, hint if anise, lightly bitter roast.
Alengrin (2085) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Commissioned by a Dutch beer company exploiting a mobile little brewery, this stout shows a beige head and all-black colour, a smokey and toasted aroma of charcoal, peat, smoked meat, black coffee and gin, and an ashy, dry taste with a smoky and chocolatey hint, a bit of warming alcohol in the finish and a certain ’syrupyness’. Good winter warmer, but not very accessible and only suitable for true stout lovers.
TrefwoordPunk (816) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a very dark brown to black with a medium beige head and an aroma of caramel, moccha, cacao, roasted malts and some dried fruits. The taste is mildly sweet with some bitterness, roastiness and some slight alcohol. Finish is mediumlong, some hoppy bitterness, some roastiness. Nice stout!
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is toffee, liquorice, coffee and some mild alcohol. Flavour is very similar in a very smooth and pleasant way. Bold and big as for the flavour and palate.
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml botle from BeerNavigator, Netherlands. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of smoke, tobacco and maybe coffee. Taste of smoked bacon, coffee and something like chocolate cream-something. Semi-bitter aftertaste, maybe sticky. Light to medium body with low carbonation. A nice stout.
Nocturne (833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Dark black. Creamy head with lace forming. Interesting aroma: cola, treacle, tobacco, chocolate cake. Might even be some hops coming through. Big roasted, liquorice, molasses taste. This is a really nice stout with some great constituents.
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwarte kleur met dikke beige schuimkraag, ruikt gebrand, chocolade, hoestdrank, kruidig. Smaakt super, beertje zoet, beetje zuur, beetje bitter.
mile (3033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown – almost black, average to large and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty - some oat and sweetish aroma, roasted - light burnt malt and light licorice. Body is medium to full, malty - some oat sweetish flavor, roasted malt and light coffee and licorice, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - light oat and lightly sweetish - sweetish, lots of roasted - light burnt malt, light coffee and licorice, light - some hoppyness, faint alcohol. Really nice roasted stout. Not too much coffee. Could be drier.