Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. High creamy lasting and good looking light brown head. Oh yes, black it is indeed. Smooth cfreamy and pleasant aroma of choccolate and vanilla. Impressive. Choccolate dominated creamy sweet but not too sweet roasted mallt flavor with just a weak but nice hops bitternes. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Very well balanced and solid body with no sign in smell or taste of alcohol. Maybe not too inventive but indeed very good and addictive. Sorry mates your label is not snobbish enough, otherwise your ratings would get the characters this beer deserves.
zenkis (652) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
this one was like complete mess- in aroma some cereals with herbs, grass; tasteless, and maybe with some yeast defects cause aroma and taste was unpleasant, thin body, darkest malts dominant.
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely subtle IMP stout. Decent roastiness in background, some cocoa, vanilla, smooth. Moderate sweet with moderate to light bitterness. Problem with this one - feels bit empty - either ABV is too high to call it simple stout, either body is too thin to call it IMP
FatPhil (10335) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle - thanks Kairi!
Sweet and roasty, but pretty bland, toasted marshmallows. Bourbon biscuits. Nice black, tan head. Pretty bland taste too. Way too much sugar here, not enough malt. Sweet slick paalte. This has just been over alcoholised by sugar, it has no more to offer in the taste department than a 4% stout. Chocolate, because of the sweetness, tastes cheap. Anna goes as far to call it fake chocolate.
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Fermentoren, Copenhagen, 14.1.2015. Black. Deep, vinous and a little spicy aroma, a little sweet taste, raisins, then bitter. Silky and smooth, no carbonation, long, sweet finish.
lobs_ols (349) - LATVIA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Black, strong beige head. Cocoa, toffee and roastiness on the nose, hints of vanilla. Medium thick body, bittersweet with roasty, chocolatey notes lingering all around. Finishes quite bitter and very warming. Nice.
Rune (9079) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, bryg nr. 766, vintage 2013, trade with Skinnyviking. Stored in my cellar for more than a year. Motor oily pour revealing a solid rocky, light brown head, crocheted lacing to the glass, and a jet black coloured body. Nicely roasted dark malty nose. Mixed taste character of dark chocolate, dark vanilla and subdued candy sweetness, nicely offset by a roasted bitter ending. Well bodied. Enjoying sipper on a dark Saturday eve (Tromsø 03.01.2015).
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a thick brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, fruit, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium to full body with nice bitter finish.
Vignale (2417) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB, lokalproducerad julöl 2013. En mäktig men ganska söt IS. Rejäla stora välrostade och sött fruktiga smaker. Torkad mörk frukt, choklad fudge, kaffe, mörk choklad, lite mörk rom. Trevlig och fullödig, kanske aningen söt men absolut en bra IS.
HenrikSoegaard (11282) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some chocolate notes. Moderate bitter week roasted/chocolate flavor. Peated smoke present. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Nische (1115) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ All In Beer Fest. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and vanilla. The flavour is quite sweet roasted with vanilla and coffee notes.