BlackHaddock (4042) - 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 didnít 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 didnít 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.
fishonmyplane (473) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty basic, middle of the road stout. Smooth. Not much roasted malt, or chocolate, or really anything that would make it more memorable. OK but forgettable.
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Moderate roast malt nose, with berries and dark fruits. Dark brown, with a thin skim of head and thick lace. Moderate chocolate, thin dark fruits, nutty notes, finish is roast with a small yeast bite. Medium body. A mild little stout, with lots of fruitiness. Okay. I want to like it... more than I actually do.
mjik83 (230) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl flesje via bierenzo.nl
Alcoholpercentage van 5,2%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: zwart met crèmelaag die snel wegtrekt
Aroma en smaak: gebrande koffie, bitter, chocolade
Conclusie: was er al bang voor gezien het alcoholpercentage, geen volle smaken al zijn ze wel aanwezig
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ARH (526) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma begins with a funky yeast note that has a certain rich and "fatty" quality to it. This gives way to more fruity esters and candy sugar and, as it warms, some caramel notes come through. It pours a nearly opaque brown color with a light tan, dense cream head the reduces from a solid, gelatin-like surface to a medium ring with a couple tiny, wispy islands. The lace looks sheet-like, with dense microbubbles, but itís runny and leaves a clean glass. The taste is a medium / medium-high tart sweetness with a medium bitter that gets stronger as it warms. The beer is thin and oily with a light, fizzy carbonation and a medium / medium-light body. Notes of tart berries are pretty dominant with a dry, smokey and spicy finish. Dry coffee grounds come through in the aftertaste with a faint, berry note. Itís mostly clean with a late sugary and milky caramel kick.
Pelzky (36) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark with tall but unsustainable head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, fruity with some roasted and coffeeish notes. Typical aroma of belgian beers with some stoutish notes which donít combine very well in this beer in my opinion. Tasteís dry and has some unpleasant sour notes. Interesting but not my type of beer.
niquillis (1090) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours black with tan head. Heavily carbonated and a little thin. Good stout though, with dark fruit and roast.
gyllenbock (4957) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, October 2014.
Black with a small tan head. A bit sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit. The finish was on the bitter side and medium dry. A relaxed and easy to drink one.
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a deep black color forming a big dark beige to gray bubbled head. Good retention and only few lacings formed and left. However, a very thin layer remains for long on the top
S: Very strong on roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Milky and sweet too. Very "Stout", I mean, reminds Guinness in the nose. Some bready Belgian yeasts that break a bit the main English character. Light flowery hops in the end
T: Slightly sweet and roasted malts upfront which turns quickly into a dry and mild bitter in the tongue. Notes of dark chocolate, milk, coffee and brown bread. Belgian yeasts. Finish is mainly made of roasted bitterness and some hops. Not bad
M: Light to medium body. A bit creamy. Good carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and full of roasted malts
O: Easy drinking beer but, at the same time, not very attractive. A British style beer made in Belgian. Thatís perhaps the most interesting point about this beer
[ BA Review @ 11/28/2012 ]
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium brown with a brief beige head. Very yeasty profile, not much roast at all; estery, dark fruits. Not my kind of thing, at least stout-wise. At all.
hirigalzkar (2338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity, yeasty, chocolaty and a bit spicy. Semi dry. Porteresque. High drinkability.