annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit, wood, and a little bourbon-like booze in the aroma. Flavor is surprisingly mild and sweet but still complex, with coffee, chocolate, and cherry, and some wood. A little spice, alcohol, and roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Really good.
bartlebier (1560) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, forgot where from exactly, bb 10/2015. Shared with Guinness chocolate mousse dessert, perfect pairing. Pours a beautiful 80% chocolate brown with beige crema. Aromas suffused with coffee, berries, delicate leather and cocoa. Taste of younger port and Wiener Melange, on a thinnish palate for the abv. Fresh roast and wood tannins help to keep it dry and refreshing, never sweet despite the obvious yeastiness - deliciously untypical. A bold yet balanced, beautiful BE stout, a big surprise and indeed a potential BE benchmark aka classic. Will revisit.
Garlic_of_Doom (444) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a small beige head.
Chocolate dominates the aroma, slight coffee and alcohol as well.
Roasted/burnt, old coffee, tart notes, to high bitterness for the flavour
Medium body, high carbonation, dry.
Long bitter, peppery after taste.
Smalle (94) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter chocolate, coffee, even a very light hop note, some alcohol. Taste: sweet with coffee, roasted malt. Very sweet.
Silvan7 (656) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ unibirra. Colore marrone velata, schiuma beige (più chiaro delle classiche imperial stout) fine e molto persistente. Aroma tostato, di salamoia delle olive, caffè, lievito. abbastanza intenso. Gusto piuttosto secco, lievemente acidulo, si ritrovano caffè, tostatura, lievito e un buon amaro da luppolo. Molto ben bilanciata, non colpisce particolarmente per alcun aspetto specifico.abbastanza calda, nasconde molto bene i suoi 9 ABV.
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl en el momento importaciones beni de brujas. 06-05-2014. Sabores tostados y ahumados en una cerveza de cuerpo medio con 9 vol con buen y fácil paso por boca dejando un agradable regusto por unos minutos, ligeramente dulce se puede repetir sin problemas. Bastante buena, una sorpresa.
jeremyh70 (668) - Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque dark brown chestnut with a tan head that settles to a film and leaves little lacing. The nose is roasty with some molasses and dark fruits. Very smooth. Some molasses and a bit of sweetness is represented in the taste also, along with some roastiness, cocoa and raisin and fig fruitiness. Hints of espresso, anise and some alcohol. Finishes mostly dry with a soft moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light/medium body and light carbonation. Really nice and refined flavors. Fine example of a stout with Belgian yeast adding some fruitiness. With a bigger mouthfeel and perhaps a bit more carbonation, this would be stellar.
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours pitch black with a cream head and dark fruits on the nose. Taste presents lovely toasty flavours, some soothing dark chocolate and a little coffee coming out the shadows before a beautiful bitterness on the finish. A truly beautiful stout.
RuudvdWeele (1) - - APR 30, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Positive surprise is how dry the beer is. Not sweet at all. Problem with some stouts is that they are too sweet to my taste.
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy dark brown with a bubbly tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is light roasted malt, light fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a thin malt hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.