Rasmus40 (13808) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and a little alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Smooth and soft. The vanilla works well because it doesn’t dominate. Very nice. 310311
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 This one is thanks to Jeppe for not only brewing it but bringing it to our tasting...Pours light black, brown on the edges, with a light tan head that has good retention but light lacing...The aroma is awesome as it totally nails vanilla, just enough to get what the notes but not so much to overwhelm other flavors which are chocolate and coffee...The taste is equally impressive in terms of the vanilla which is subtle and throughout the whole taste. Nice bitter chocolate notes balance this vanilla. Really easy to drink and supremely enjoyable.
A great stout worth tracking down.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish with hints of chocoalte in the aftertaste.
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Black color, almost brown, soapy head. Aroma’s of (milk)chocolate/cocoa, vanilla, bourbon & sweet fruit. Flavor somewhat sweet, fruity, with some roast. Medium bodied. Ash comes up and finishes quite bitter. Quite nice.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored brew. Roasted malts, licorice, coffee and chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Some dried fruits and vanilla in the flavor. Very enjoyable brew.
JorisPPattyn (8430) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beige head over deep black beer. Very roasted/burnt; fatty roasts, and chocolat, suggesting bitter and sweet. Bitter chocolateł, like one of those archi-expensive bars of ultra-% chocolate. Bit of cigarette ash retronasal. Very slick, alcoholwarming, and well-bodied. All in all, a bit undimensional, neutral.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s pitch-black with a brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, licorice and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, overripe fruit and a touch of vanilla. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. It’s very harmonic, well-balanced and nice!
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from erzbierschof.ch - pours a black beer under a poor beige foam left; slightly roasted notes of black chocolate with a fair presence of vanilla; full-bodied and pretty sweet; a gentle bitterness and a long chocolatey and vanilla finish - balanced and very nice
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a creamy beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, chocolate, some licorice, some bread. Malty vanilla flavor, chocolate, milky notes, cocoa and cream.
larsniclas (6123) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Thx rlgk
Pitch black with a bubbly, beige head.
Coffee and chocolate with milky toffee.