cgarvieuk (15168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 deep deep black, odd sour malt nose, strong roasted malt with alight sweetness and hint of coffee. A great stout with full mouth flavour
Tk2. Deep black ... light roast fruit malt nose ...quite sweet ... lots of caramel and toffee malts .
saxo (14158) - 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.
yngwie (14146) - 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)
harrisoni (14126) - 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 (14104) - 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!
MiP (13798) - 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.
Theis (13780) - 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.
Travlr (13269) - 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.
TBone (12992) - 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 (12788) - 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.