fletchfighters (837) - 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 (890) - 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 (220) - 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 (184) - 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.
visionthing (1725) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl swing-top bottle at La Maison Belge, Puerto de la Cruz. Pours black with a dense black beige head. Lightly roasty aroma with licorice, dark fruits and hints of dark chocolate and alcohol . Strange stout, but very nice. Sweet and fruity with a quite dry finish. A bit strange, but a very pleasant beverage! (2013-01-03)
ken1 (525) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A roasted flavor with some bitterness and sweetness. Dark brown in color with a white head.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, does this beer deliver. It's a bit sweet, very malty, nice smoothness and hardly any bitterness. Really cool bottle and appearance to the pour. Highly recommend!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle @ Bruges.
Originally rated on 20100722.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a large, frothy off-white head. Aroma of licorice, dark toasted malts, some sourish ripe fruits and caramel. Flavor of dark toasted malts, some caramel and toffee notes, licorice and brown sugar, mild dark chocolate notes too. Excellent.
culchiem (1706) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown to black with a tan head. Atone is roast with some weisse notes. Flavour is fruity, some roast malt and a salty/spicy liquorice finish.