leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy coffee with gritty dark chocolate and hints of liquorice. Some lactose with burnt toast and coal. Flavours are bittersweet coffee and dark chocolate with berries and a nutty roast character. Creamy with toffee and hints of smoke. Good.
PauloAG (137) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cc bottle. Lovely dark brown with nice beige head. Roast malt, coffee, caramel and some yeast in the nose. In the mouth it is also berries and hop.
Just the way I like a Stout to be!
niquillis (1449) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at Greyhound, Hartshill. Pours coke black with a tan head. Hit of coffee, well balanced, some fruit. Good.
markextrae (1599) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared 33cl bottle, new batch. dark brown poured with a beige head. slty aroma, dark bitter chocolate, espresso beans, dark red fruits, caramel, citrus, some vineous notes, very hop forward, hints of smoke, pretty interesting
sdmmb (1132) - USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 33 cl bottle bought at Deliciously different in Belgium. Dark, slightly sweet stout.
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SarkyNorthener (2711) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from harrisoni, big thanks for this wonderful beer Ian. Black beer with puddles of an head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, sweet cocoa, dark treacle and dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, treacle, some chocolate and smoke. A little oil on the palate. Excellent beer.
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy Dark brown black with fluffy tan head collapsing to lacing. Fruity, briney, slightly lactic and smoky. Medium bodied, dry, savoury, slightly metallic. Some creamy notes.Finishes fairly brief and dry. Decent
Arve_Christian (3593) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Beermerchant a while back. Pitch black color, massive offwhite foam ( and it had been standing still for weeks)- high carbonation. Aromas of coffee, leather, licorice and malt- lighter dried fruits; medium aroma intensity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/IX/14 - 33cl bottle from 5de Gents Bierfestival @ home - BB: 12/VI/14, bottled: 12/VI/13 (2014-971)
Clear dark brown to black beer, huge creamy beige head, very stable, adhesive. Aroma: fruity, hops, bit soapy, sweet, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, some caramel, roasted, mocha, sweet touch, but also fruity bitter hops, citrus, bit floral. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, hops, citrus, little sour, bit grassy, could pass as a Black IPA, I think, though the kind of BIPA that leans more towards stout than towards IPA.
bartlebier (2401) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour@10e Arch’en Bières 08/2014. Pours a thinner opaque dark brown, well-carbed head. Tangy nose composed of roast going into charred wood and some mineral brine. Lighter mouthfeel than expected, making the mineral and char notes dominate over cocoa powder and coffee grounds, which enter in the aftertaste. Overall well-composed, light, enjoyable.