fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 2009-04-08, ~2 years old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Black color; the usual Belgian generous head; a layer of foam is persistent. Very nice aroma of chocolate malts, mature. Good mouthfeel, not too thick but smooth enough; it has a good chocolate malt flavor, with hints of roasted malt and also some liquorice given by the age, with some Belgian character too. Correct bitterness. Balanced and interesting.
The aroma has some caramel and chocolate, and an additional rum touch. Medium round body, good caramel and chocolate flavour, less strong and complex than expected, and not much bitter.
Dark colour; brown, generous, creamy head. Delicate nose, of malt, roasted malt, yeast, caramel.
Powerful brew, perfect balance of elements: sweetness and bitterness; smoothness and dryness; roasted malt and hop. Some sweet liquorice as well. Very strong, but the alcohol is not overwhelming. Strong and long palate (hop, liquorice, malt).
A giant one, an almost perfect Imperial Stout (or whatever).
A must try with some years of aging (this one, I guess, was 2ys old).
yngwie (14626) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl, 8.4% ABV. A nice-looking beer with a head that should be bigger. The body is sure black, and the head is beige and lasting, but as mentioned, a bit small. Coffee, burnt malt, licorice and a sweetness in the aroma. Sweet flavor with coffee also playing a major part, followed by notes of licorice, burnt malt, a slight buttery touch and a hint of hoppy bitterness. The finish is quite long, with sweetness, coffee and licorice. Full body. I like my stouts drier, but it is sure nice. The little buttery flavor are also something I would like to have removed. (071027)
saxo (14382) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium bitter finish.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby, lasting beige head. Lots of dark roasted malt and some dark fruit. Plenty of dark choc and coffee espresso. Full in mouth, burnt and bitter finish. Impressive dary stout. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat. Bit of smoke and black treacle on aroma too.
Dedollewaitor (14205) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 Dark brown, a bit creamy. Chocolate and fruits. A bit smoke. Filling texture. low carbonation. Great finish! Re-rating sep 08. Damm, the aroma blew me completely away. Wood, vanilla, yeast & loads of chocolate. Brilliant!
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is almost black with a thin, rapidly disappearing tan head and minimal to no lacing.
Smell is of dark fruits, nuts and cocoa.
Taste is very subtle, with plum, vanilla, roasted sweet malt and a dry slightly bitter chocolate finish.
Slightly thin body for its style and strength, but a nice, understated, complex beer. I have one in storage for 13 months so far, very curious to taste it when it has matured a bit.
Theis (13983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2000) at DTE - Ratebeer night (06-01-07). Black- light brown head. Berries, roasted, mould, burned, chokolate, cocoa, dry finish. Nice smooth.
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8.4% ABV. Fruity, salty, sweet aroma. Almost black colour, very big semi-stable head. Roasted, sweet acidic flavour with slightly sour coffee aftertaste. The flavour is good, but the aftertaste is brilliant.
TBone (13231) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, alc. 8.4% (BB 06/2005)
Opaque black, huge cloudy brown head. Aroma has some sweetness, lots of roast, coffee beans and chocolate with mild hops added. Medium to full-bodied. Full of malts and chocolate, hints of sugar, nicely hopped. Bitterish roasted aftertaste with some burning alcohol, which makes this a bit unbalanced. Some yeast in the bottle. Excellent stout.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with light brown head. Faint aroma - some dark chocolate. Huge bitterness - not overly roasty but a sweet candy malt overlapped by chunky high alpha bitterness. I admire its assertiveness but I'm not sure I'd want another one.