BlackHaddock (3635) - 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.
wvhoran (194) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a pillowy tan head. The aroma has notes of fruit, some roasted malt, chocolate malt, mash tun, and yeast. The flavour is more fruity, a little dark malt, a slightly ashy note, not much going on.
Bozo_skeleton (485) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire collet moyen de grosses bulles.
Aromes bien marqué de chocolat et autre malt torréfiés.
En bouche c’est plus le café qui ressort.
Malheureusement servie trop fraiche je ne peux pas tout ressentir.
Final long et amer.
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, june 21st. Pours black with a small dense tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, light sweet malty and light spices. Taste is light roasted bitterness, light sweet malty. Mid dry bitter finish with some dark fruits. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
adasko (265) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has awesome aroma of coffee, dark tanned malts and delicate tiny sour note. It’s completely dark, non-transparent, with big head. In taste it also has a lot of coffee with very long aftertaste. Has a small body which ends very quickly. But it leaves super pleasant bitterness which gives this great mouth feel.
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
weirdish stout, dry and a bit sour... aroma has some chocolat and roasted malts but also lots of weird yeasts... low fizzy carbs, reasonable body... dark finish
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ik ben sowieso al geen stout-liefhebber en dit was niet anders. Niet mijn ding.
k0mpsa (1117) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at kaisla, helsinki. Black color, tanned head. Aroma is coffee, roasty, malty. Taste is coffee, roasty, some hops, co2.
Skinnyviking (6966) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken. High fluffy lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Mild roasted malt sweet and sugary aroma and flavor with a dusty note and dried fruit. Heavily carbonated. Long sweet finish.
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small beige head. Brown body. Roasted malts, anis, almond, cellar. Would not call this a stout.
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Fine beige head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, dark chocolate and coffee. Same in taste, and with lots of coffee balanced with a good bitterness. Long aftertaste, with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and bitterness. Light mouthfeel, making the drinkability high. Complex and interesting.