BlackHaddock (4552) - 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.
Florya (625) - 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 (147) - 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 (375) - 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 (347) - 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 (1669) - 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.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Jens_thogersen (11) - - APR 2, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my cup of tea! Reminds me a bit of hoegarden, but a bit darker. Somewhat unpleasant oaky finish.
TychoJames (381) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska systembolaget. Brunsvart kulör med ljusbrunt skum. Jordig doft med lite kaffe. I smaken känns rostade malttoner med kaffe och bitter choklad. Aningen tunn och lite vattnig
Nisse666 (4718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from webb SB cons 2015-04-02 Duved
AR: roasted malt, dark baking chocolate,
AP: black (or rather extrem dark ruby), frothy lively slowly deminishing head
F: baking chocolate (dark), fizzy, bitter, roasted malt, dark bready - I was expecting some nice tuttifrutti and belgo ;( but no go
Alusmamuts (758) - LATVIA - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with nice medium creamy beige head. Sour and bitter well balanced taste, but certain lack of nuances. Nice roasted bitterness stays in the aftertaste.
adamnowek (488) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark brown with a dense head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Taste is smoked ham with a bit of coffee.