BlackHaddock (4738) - 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.
VDuquerroux (602) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. @Poitiers, La Cervoiserie. Watching the end of Tsonga/Nishikori (Roland-Garros). Cocorico ! A pitch black beer with a large beige foamy head ; average retention. Roasty and toasty aroma, caramel, herbs. Light sweet, light bitter, herbal, light dry, acid note. Light to medium body, thin silky texture, smooth, average sweet roasty finish. Overall, a pleasant thin silky stout ; light dry.
Zwiebel88 (569) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schwarz, dunkelbraun. Ind er NAse Kaffee, Röstnoten; kakao. Am Gaumen Kaffee, malzig, röstig, recht trocken.
alex_leit (238) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with average beige foam. Aroma: floral hops, dark and roasted malt, bread. Taste: velvety, fried and burnt, light acidity, a little coffee (Robusta), dry finish with earthy hop.
Sjohnh (408) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a stout, very Belgian. Dark, initially with a coffee coloured head, but not for long. Medium body and carb. Nose starts with sour cherries and finishes with chocolate. Taste also has red and black cherry. It’s beautifully fragrant, but it’s not a stout.
JoshGray1491 (24) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a gorgeous black with a light tan head. Not much on the nose but an oaky smoked taste with plum/raisin.
Florya (700) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: bottle Appearance: almost black, small lightly tanned head. Aroma: dark syrup, coffee, wood, juniper berries, spice, dark chocolate. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Belgian stout with coffee and chocolate taste. Appropriate herbal and fruit/raisin hints.
Zekada (411) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a lightish black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, some coffee. Taste is quiet bland, but has some sour features, not really nice. Palate is nice though, with a very fresh feeling. Overall a really boring stout. Doesn’t have anything exciting or tasteful to add.
JimmyBoy74 (364) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl systembolaget. Helt ok men hade kanske hoppats på mer av denna. Blev en trevlig fredagsöl.
kingstoni (1687) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber color with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma of oak, vanilla and roasted malt. Dry taste, some bitterness. Medium body.
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