rvdoorn (13) - - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the local Mitra liquor shop, shared with PapaEugene
Look: The beer pours a dark brown-black color with a nice brown head
Smell: A bit light. Coffee, malts and some salty licorice.
Taste: Wow, so much better than what could be expected based on the smell. Full flavors of coffee, salty licorice, soy sauce, dark chocolate with a very creamy aftertaste. Perfectly in balance
Mouthfeel: a bit thin for the style, medium carbonation
Overall: What a great example of the style, nice and balanced. Full flavored with only the basic beer ingredients!
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle served in a chalice (sorry about that :))
A: Pours a magnificent dark brown to black color forming a big beige mocca bubbled aired head. Medium retention. Head never disappears completely, leaving only few lacings around
S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Bit fruit and alcoholic too
T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Delicious roasted bitterness, oh boy!
M: Medium creamy body. Good carbonation. Intense roasted bitter aftertaste
O: Very drinkable. Kind of excellent beer to stout lovers like me...
[ BA Review @ 4/7/2012 ]
Meilby (7808) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, caramel, licorice and coffee finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
MissPxx (396) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like being kicked in the face by a horse with chocolate hooves. Tastes gorgeous. Smells gorgeous. Hangover in a glass
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Even though Iíve enjoyed a few Fullers beers in the past this caught me by surprise. Really enjoyed it. Poured pretty much black, thin tan head. Aroma, smoke, roasted malts, licorice. Flavour has soy sauce, coffee, chocolate. Some sweetness, bit of dryness, bitterness, lochness. Quite light mouthfeel. Tasty stuff and no mistake.
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dark, medium dark head. The aroma is a bit weak compared to other isís. The taste is great though, a bit spikey and not too sweet, but with a really long finish.
Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I tried this beer I fell in love. But that was a long long time ago. I raved about the hop quality that made this brew unique. Looking at it now it probably needed to be aged. English hop character in a stout is very nice though and if I can ever get my hands on an english hopped black ipa this beer will at least give me hope for it working out.
I am going to rate this from memory as it is no longer available and for what I would give it now instead of the 10/10 i would have given it before trying some of the worlds best beers.
theSlipperyPen (238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as pitch with a short espresso-like head. Nose is of molasses and soy sauce and a gentle whack of chocolate, coffee and ash. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with upfront soft liquorice and dried figs. The malts are definitely chocolate heavy and combine with the bitterness into a vinous style quite like port. At the end it resolves into leather and a hint of tobacco. A fine beer and a delight to drink.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 22/02/14. A black beer with barely any head. A slick salty strong stout. Oily notes. Bags of coffee and chocolate flavours. Very nice to drink. A really lovely flavour profile. Good stuff.
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some carbonation and low latte brown head
Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tar, hints of dark fruits
Taste has dark chocolate, tar, coffee, hints of caramel
Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied with low to medium bitter ending
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - BBE date Apr 2014; Drank Oct 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of bitter dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, toffee, lots of smoke, tar. Fruity; dried dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; earthy and spicy peppery hops. Creamy and rich; full bodied. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet-bitter roasty smokey malty with lots of chocolate throughout; dry finish. Lovely Foreign Stout!