ThirstyBird (2013) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing Gabriel!
Pours nearly opaque black/brown with an orange highlight. Smallish light tan head that falls to a ring. The smell is dark roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. The taste is roast, dry right off the bat, dark chocolate, hint of coffee with a dry finish and slight bitterness. Medium/full in body with medium carbonation. Overall it is a nice beer but not amazing.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a medium sized offwhite/tan head. Roasty malty aroma with licorice in the nose. Taste is licorice aswell, with chocolate, leather and coffee. Tobacco and cocoa in the aftertaste.
joe19612 (2064) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head, rich malty aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee, the taste is bitter with roasted malt with a rich dry finish.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at the Duke of Wellington, NZ. Full marks. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, with hints of alcohol and dark fruit. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is great: creamy, full body. Black, with a frothy head.
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The olive/leathery aroma of some of these stouts is getting into my nostrils and under my nerves. Yes, it does get stronger on the chocolate character of the aroma, but the first whiff is less than exciting for a stout. Pours black, nice, with a creamy head and perhaps too many rainbow bubbles on top. Big ones. Flavours of coffee (too much of it), charred malts, chocolate, and some not too nice sourness. Plenty of bitterness too - feeling like burnt-beans bitterness. The full-bodied beer is oily, astringent and rather sticky (tannin) on the tongue. Fine, but not among my top twenty stouts.
Beersiveknown (3715) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from fullers online. Darkest brown with fluffy cola head. Tobacco, dates and sultanas on the nose. Thick, rich, toffee, redcurrant, toast, chocolate, gentle carbonation, long roast coffee finish.
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours solid black, but not thickly. Nose full of molasses, coffee and vanilla, smooth rich and warm in the mouth. Softly textured, carrying a full on wallop of booziness, fading to a delicious cream-and-coffee aftertaste. A delicious beer, smoother and richer than most stouts; the alcohol carries a delicious roundness that just keeps propelling a strong, full dark-ale flavour along.
Koelschtrinker (12133) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herb-malziger Beginn, würzig, erstaunlich hell, mild, röstig, Karamellnoten. Malziger werdend, recht trocken. Dann röstiger werdend, geringe Süße. Nett, kräftig malzig im Abgang. 9/10/11/11/11/11
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Black, but not opaque. Round oily roasted aroma. Soft and velvety. Fairly low carbonation level. Lots of roasted notes, but balanced.
zacgillbanks (2948) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Washington. An inky black beer with a smooth, rich mouthfeel. It has an initial chocolate and leathery flavour with vanilla, oak, whisky and slight smoke on the finish.