mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour with a big beige head. Aroma was slightly sweet milk chocolate and lightly roasted dark malts. Quite heavenly. Flavors are all perfectly rounded, about as smooth as I’ve ever seen. Flavors consisted of chocolatey malts, cocoa, a good roast presence and a decent espresso like bitterness summed it up. Quite perfect on all levels. Silky smooth full mouthfeel, light carbonation. Booze is nowhere. Wow, I would drink this regularly if available.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick white head. Aroma is strong with alcohol ..notes coffee, and lots of dark malt. Flavour is bold and dark with lotw of chocolate and coffee. This is one hell of a stout. Great beer.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasty dark malts with notes of coffee and fruit. Taste was bitter dark chocolate predominantly. Finish exhibited a pleasant burnt taste. Smooth finish. Mouthfeel was creamy. Medium body. Overall one of the best stouts I have had. Smooth, creamy, flavorful. A wonderful dessert beer.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed as FCK qualified for the next round in Champions league 2010. Dark Brown with a medium light Brown head. Very sweet malty aroma of milky chocolate light roasted malts a bit af fruitiness. Smooth balanced sweet malty flavor, alcohol and a light roasted bitterness. Very drinkable
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, moleasses on the nose. Thinner mouthfeel and lower carbonation. Surprising bitterness, moderate but sort of unexpected based on that initial impression from the aroma. A very good stout.
From sample pour at local December 2010 tasting.
string158 (1) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Uto Beer in London. Pours a nice almost black, deep hints of ruby, with a light tan head. Strong roasty aroma with hints of coffee and a slight fussely edge. Drinks with a nice full, smooth mouthfeel without being too heavy. Strong roasted flavour with a malty edge, a balanced bitterness and a lingering roast/coffee taste after shollowing. Nice. DRINK IT!
skortila (5334) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. The aroma has a lot of fine chocolate, some roast. Black coloured beer with a lasting, beige head. The taste is a little sweet, has bitterness, chocolate, some coffee and roast. Really nice chocolate taste. Balance is good. Medium body.
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown (almost black) with a medium tan head and a nice thin lace that sticks around for the full pour. The aroma up front is raw malt like a freaking homebrew shop. This gives way to some coffee tones the likes of which remind me of walking downstairs in the morning while the coffee is brewing. There are some fruity hops in there as well. The flavor is nicely hoppy and bitter, somehow creamy, and plenty roasty. There is a good bit of mocha and plenty of piney and fruity hops. All together very pleasantly bitter.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black out of the bottle with nice thick tan head, lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is big mocha, with coffee and chocolate mixing well, with some roast, burnt caramel, roasted bitter finish. Full bodied, delicious, and cheap if you can find it!
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 pt. 6 FL. OZ Bottle. Colour pitch black, foam creamy, thick, flat. Smell of bitter chocolate and nougat! The beer starts very chocolaty, roasty malt aroma, little nougat and caramel in background. The finish is heavy malt, much of chocolate and nougat, dry finish. Fabulous Stout!