NBird (138) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola dark brown with sml head. Roasted/toasted malts, dark dried fruits, sultanas and a hint of coffee caramel. Tastes roasty malts, caramel, some roasted coffee on the end. Super.
77ships (2155) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. swing-top bottle sampled @ Café Belga. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet chocolate milk, mellow chocolate, sweet coffee & light coffee grounds and coffee. Dark fruits and liquorice, bit too light & too simple but not too shabby. Goof for a Belgian Stout (the style as opposed to a stout from Belgium).
NosirIwont (1721) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 9.0%. Best before 03.13. Pours dark brown/black with a beige/khaki head. Peculiar aroma; sweet and tart and somewhat fruity, but in a kind of weird way – maybe dried fruits with alcohol?! Flavour is fruity, lightly tart and somewhat roasted. Coffee finish with an alcohol bite. Dry, lingering hoppy-grassy/roasted note, which doesn’t really work. Overall hard to pinpoint
Don’t really know what to make of this - it feels like something might be wrong with it, but then again it might be intentional as well. But not bad though... Hmm... 13.02.13.
Old rating: 6 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 12 – 3.1
Bottle. Pours a hazy red/brown with a big, frothy off-white/beige head. Tart roasted aroma. Dusty. Sweetish milky overtones. Flavour is tart and roasted with a metallic touch. Roasted finish with slight apple notes. A decent beer, but a bit too tart for my taste. 06-02-09.
StoutHead (230) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep-red with a small light-brown head. Smells malty. Tastes are roasted malt, a bit of fruit and a bit of coffee. Sweet at first, then a slightly bitter aftertaste. Tastes a bit like an ale - but more "porter-like" (hard to describe). Quite good.
Beer3000 (3718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle @ Restobières. Dark brown, almost black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, mild liquorices and a hint of coffee. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, mild liquorices, coffee, dry fruit and some bitterness. Fine body and a good aftertaste. A nice example of sweet Belgium stout, alcohol is dangerously well camouflaged.
fletchfighters (815) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ML swingtop bottle
A--- Pours like cola and settled black. Half finger of light brown head. Spotty lacing.
A-- Slightly fruity at first. Apple, pear and cherry, then a lot of malt with espresso, coffee, oak and smoke. With a dry licorice finish in the nose. Lots going on.
T-- Much like the nose. Fruity at first and then more the the stout character sets in. Bigger sweet and dry licorice profile in the taste.
P-- Not exactly dry but not exactly sweet either. Fairly high carbonation for the ABV and a but thin but the body carries it well. Unique and fun beer to have tried.
Gerbeer (854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 ml swing top bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full head that leaves spotty lacing. Aromas of burnt malts and coffee grounds. (Can’t detect spruce...) Flavors of tobacco, roasted malts, dark fruit, light smoke/wood and Belgian yeast. Light/medium body. Interesting Belgian spin.
willbrenton (7) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight notes of licorice, roasted malt, espresso. Slightly sour finish. Overall only ok.
AU$9.50 for a 330ml bottle from International Beer Shop in Perth.
DesertDevil (194) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Yucca Tap Room. Pours solid back with a tan ring for a head. Aroma of fruity Belgian esters (apple and pear) with light oak and roasted malt. Taste of pear juice, smooth oak, toasted rye, with dark cherries making an appearance midway through the tulip. Dry palate that turns more tart toward the end. Funky, interesting brew.
graziano85 (175) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black colour with a light brown head. Smells malty and hoppy. Flavor is heavy with notes of chocolate, sweet taste but with a little bitter finish. A good stout.