BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, - APR 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl Bottle, best before Feb 2013, poured into a Westmalle chalice in Oct 2011.
I have never seen a beer look rough in a Westmalle chalice, this didn’t let me down. Lovely dark body, pitch black until held under a strong ligh force when its deep ruby red hues shine though. The creamy looking head is a tan crown of foam that sticks to your upper lip like a fake moustache.
The smell was of slightly charred malts that had been over roasted in a peat bog and began to crisp up.
The taste a was of dry malted biscuits with most of the flavour removed. It didn’t taste right, something was missing: rich and creamy enough, but the zing had gone, no depth or physique to it what-so-ever.
Wanted and expected a lot more from this Stout, not impressed at all. Looks good, but fails to deliver.
freretoc (318) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bu à la pression en 25cl, couleur noire et belle mousse blanche, hormis l’arrière goût de grain, cette bière n’est pas fantastique en bouche peu d’intérêt...
JefVerstraete (851) - BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black beer. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Aroma of roasted malts and dry bitter finish. Easy drinkable. Almost no sweetness. Very good.
Renobob (145) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle couleur noire avec une mousse beige foncé. Bue à la pression, dans son verre (très joli il faut le signaler). Arômes de café et de chocolat bien présent mais un gros manque de corpulence m'a déçu. Le faible degré d'alcool explique peut être aussi cette impression.
AgentAle (333) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is smoky with some toffee, caramel and chocolate. Taste is rich maltiness paired with some bitterness. The rich malt flavor does finish somewhat flat though. Appearance is a black body with beige head that retains moderately
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark Brown/Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Slightly spicy; peppery. Hoppy; some hop bitterness/sourness. Dry roast malty throughout. Very drinkable. Decent.
PriorL (1147) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
APPEARANCE: black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, burned malts, rather sweet, chocolate, some coffee.
TASTE: chocolate and burned malts. Some coffee aftertaste. Quite outspoken malty. Decent but not really balanced enough.
TheJvd (658) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy dark brown with a large tanned head. Aroma has some roast, malts, yeast and a little bit of chocolate. Taste has roast, some coffee, malts and a soft to medium bitterness. Medium body and over medium carbo.
slimspady (158) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great sweet stout with an interesting taste. Nice malt. Mouthfeel is fairly light. Some bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
kbudd19 (365) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black foamalicous pour...my glass is literally overflowing right now. Aroma -lots of roasted malts, coffee, some lactose sweetness. Taste - bitter roast up front, slightly herbal, some black liquorice, fairly dry, lots of coffee like bitterness, very mellow but a nice amount of complexity. Really nice stout!
minutemat (722) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Wow, what an incredible beer. Lots of earthy, nutty malts with huge cocoa-dusted coffee cake flavours swirling about the glass. Ok, it’s a touch fizzy and light but it’s no real criticism when a stout is as tasty and enjoyable as this.