MadRobin (1589) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 500 ml bottle.
Opaque, near black with 3-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, charred malt and blackberries, chocolate and nuts
Taste of roasted malt, charcoal, chocolate and blackberries.
Medium/light body and medium/light carbonation.
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Countbeer (3863) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Beautiful elegant tal bottle.
Medium sized creamy beige light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer with a ruby shine coming through.
Light roasty aroma with some coal and raisin, some wood (roast, pencil sharpener, sweat and some coffee.
Flavours of bitters, toast, bread, malt roast, some herbs, light chocolate notes, some slight caramel, coffee and coal tones.
Aftertaste is roasty, bitter, some malty roast, light chocolate and a herbal roast dryness.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, very good medium bodied and a creamy texture.
Good stout. Roasty, bitter and some smooth darkness.
milewide (1361) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, clear color. Roast flavor was enjoyable with no sweet or harsh tones. Modest alcohol for a stout.
Gachupines (783) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick white head. Aroma is mild, some light cocoa and coffee. Flavor is light roasted malt with a bit of a dry finish. Very smooth, almost silky mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness in the finish.
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg, 4.5% Union Tavern. It pours jet black with a creamy light tan head. The nose is roasty, toast, milk chocolate, earthy and coffee grinds. The taste is roasty, creamy, toast, salted liquorice, nice bitterness, ash and a touch of pepper with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Smooth, balanced and rather drinkable.
tmzl (57) - SLOVENIA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: Lightly pours with a large, beautiful brown, thick, bubbly head. Slow retention, mostly diminishing, thin layer stays on top. Leaves good amount of lacing. Colour is clear black (with light red hue). Definitely a good looker.
Smell: Mostly milk chocolate malt, also some light sweet roast, biscuit, nut and some yeasty, herbal earthiness. Light and smooth.
Taste: Smooth light/medium chocolate roast, caramel, nutty middle which goes into light spike of roast, maybe hop bitterness that lingers with you in the after taste - enjoyable. Light acidity present, keeps if fresh yet that dusty fillings remains.
Mouthfeel: Light-medium, yet creamy body. Soft carbonation, kinda dry, you want another sip. Maybe a bit more body would do it good.
Overall: Easy chocolaty, roasty sipper. Nice balance - good stuff.
santabeer (59) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks great, but as expected from a beer sold in a supermarked here in Norway its watery. Taste of coffe, dark chocolate, water and bitterness. Tastes quite good at first, but the aftertaste is VERY thin.
cagou007 (238) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark color with medium white head. Nose is roasty and caramel. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, caramel and a hint of raisins. Smooth bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Nice aromatic stout.
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sblsimone85 (181) - USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Filtered. Brewed with a combination of five different malts, some heavily roasted for a near jet black appearance, and beneath its dark exterior features luxurious red berry notes, toasty aromas on the nose and culminates in a dry, bitter finish.
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FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a fat-one-finger thick, nicely brown tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is almost black, and shows quite opaque and dark when held up directly to the light. The aroma has notes of cold coffee, burnt licorice, fruity dark chocolate, and just a hint of toasted, whole grain character towards the finish. The dark fruit character leans toward burnt prunes more than anything.
Quite light bodied, definitely very drinkable, but has a full roasted flavor to it. Roasted notes of burnt grain, a touch of cold coffee and perhaps a hint of dark chocolate make up the roast character. The dark licorice notes and fruit character from the note are nose arenít as prominent, but still are noticeable. The finish has a dark, roasted bitterness to it, and also has a burnt, whole grain toast character to it. As the beer warms up it picks up a bit of savory character and light umami character.
A pretty tasty stout, I like the anise and fruit note that this has, definitely an English tilt towards it. Definitely let this beer warm up as it opens up quite a bit and becomes richer as it does; more dark chocolate, a richer mouthfeel, and a bit more anise & fruit complexity.