imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London. Dark brown with cream head. Heady alcohol, plummy, apricot at the start masking much of the dark roasted malts. Sweetish, full on the palate. Decent enough.
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Euston tap. Cascading dense cream head that persists. Opaque black pour. Aroma is big on the tuty fruity hops with peach soft roast. Flavour is smooth biscuit toasty coffee malt with a hint of chocolate then the hops come in with earthyness and berries that play of the roast really well. Assertive smooth bitterness from the hops and roast combine. Roast lingers. Medium full smooth body. Touch mineral character. Very nice hoppy stout.
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, Euston. Medium frothy head. Black body. Sweet nose, roast, hops, spice, smoked meat, blackcurrants, forest fruits. Bittersweet, some sourness, some tartness. Dry finish.
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown to black colour with a small light beige head. Smells lots of tea (earl grey), hoppy. Tastes tea, sweetish.. Pure tea. Quite nice for a change. Medium body, nice carbo.
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color with a very nive off-white head that keeps a lacing for a long time. Aroma is quite complex with notes of roses, hops and roasted malt. Flavor is quite bitter. Full bodied and low carbonation with a nice sweet bitterness finish.
Idiosynkrasie (3810) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Clear, deep ruby red glowing, darkest brown colour with small, creamy, fairly lasting, more than minimally lacing, beige head. Herbal hoppy aroma, notes of hay, minimally citrusy hoppy, a touch of grapefruit. Taste is moderately bitter hoppy, slightly fruity, a touch of grapefruit, orange, some hay, subtle hints of dark chocolate with orange zest touch, also a touch of coffee; lasting dry dark malty and bitter hoppy finish. More Black IPA-ish hoppy than Stout-ish malty.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, citrus, light malts, lots of hay and some bread notes. Flavour of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, hops. Bitter finish, roasted malts and hops. Nice!
(From draught @ BBF V, 2013. Thanks to the ratebeer crew for sharing!)
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 28.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Small slightly brown shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh roasted, dark malts, hops, coffee, rubber, licorice, hay, pine needles. Taste is slightly fresh and dry, dark malts, hops, grass, leafs, cardboard, hay, rubber. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, reminds me more of a black IPA though.
Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - offwhite head. Licorice, toasted, nutty, roasted, light fruity, bitterness, caramel, sweetness, chocolate notes.
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at BBF’13
Dark brown. Tan head. Soft stout with good bitterness. Bit watery, ok carbo.