chinchill (3994) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured clear, dark mahogany in color, but looks nearly black in the glass. It has a modest size tan foam cover. The head reduces rather quickly, leaving a durable ring but little lacing.
Aroma: dark roasted malts with a hint of briny oyster.
Taste: Toasty, salty and smokey with just a touch of briny oyster in the surprisingly smokey finish. Sweet/bitter more-or-less in balance.
Mouthfeel: medium-full body; medium carbonation; less dry than expected.
Overall: A nice stout with plenty of rich, dark roasted malt flavor.
Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black, small brown/grey head. Nose : smoked and roasted aromas, black chocolate, cheese, oyster souse. Sip : Thick and oily. Low carbonation. Sweet , black chocolate cake like flavour . Roasted and smoky notes develop sour and bitter end. Overall the beer malt aromas are a bit too cloying for me. Not easy to drink but tasty.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite stout representation but not a bad beer. Slightly weird sweet start with a roasted bitter finish.
BRW (2009) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Alvaro from petroleos blog. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, with some saltiness. Same for taste, with some sweetness too. Nice beer.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose is oatmeal, salty/brininess oysters and subtle fruitcake. it is really quite light on the mouth feel. The taste is fruitcake, oatmeal, and finishes with a bitterness.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours very dark and foamy. A medium dark beige foam head does not last very much.
Nose is not intense, aromas of moka and cocoa plus roasted cereals,
built on a bready, roasted backbone with coffee notes and cereals.
Mouth is very very smooth, not sweet at all, just smooth.
A very light smoky flavour comes in aftertaste along with the bitterness.
Finish is dry as expected.
Sticks to the style but not my style.
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dry stout. Aroma is roasty with malt characteristics and a faint saltiness. Pours black with a light tan head, not super foamy. Malt sweetness is promenent, but it fades to a bitterness--and strangely salt? Finishes exceptionally dry with hardly any lingering mouth feel. If you’re looking for a dry stout; this one’s for you.
nuplastikk (5675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Birreria Paradison. Brown-black, massive beige head. Cellar temp, mellow carbonation, pretty much spot on for a firkin. Mild chocolate tones, very true to style. Mellow, doughy, not so far removed from a Porter. Touch of roast and amber malt. Pretty solid.
vipinvelp (3613) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty dark brown with fluffy light brown foam head. Aroma is weak, coffee and caramel. Taste is a little dissapointing, weak bitter, small coffee, had more anticipation. Aftertaste is dry, short lasting. (Velp 201303)
MrHangover (3805) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a medium sized, tanned head. Aroma has little roast, definitely some oyster detected. Flavor is medium bitter, some molasses. The oysters do not return in flavor. Decent beer.