abemorsten (2502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear deep mahogany body and a light brown film. Toasted caramel and cardboard on the nose. Sweet, papery with roasted tones. Medium bodied.
Holmen2 (422) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ebony, beige head. Sweet aroma of dark toffee, plums and dates. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted barley balanced with bitterness.
Holmen1 (2017) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,45 flaske ombord på Fridtjofen, rbhd, april-14: aroma og smak av tjære, tobakk, kaffe, sjokolade. God men søtlig stout.
Lore (835) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep dark colour, dense, creamy grey-ish beige head, which lasts forever; slightly weak aroma of coffee and plum, maybe some chocolate, as well; taste of chocolate, coffee, plum, some ginger, hints of tobacco and maybe some vanilla; excellent taste, less intensive and complex aroma - anyway, still very good
dynamiteninja (1399) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium off white head. Pretty good retention. Black body. Plums, red fruit, corn, aniseed, dust, boiled vegetables, bubblegum, resin. Bittersweet with some lactic sourness. Soft mouthfeel. Full bodied. Dry finish.
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a large dark tan head.
Aroma of cola syrup, very sweet smelling. Some dark chocolate liqueur and softer roasted malt. Pretty wierd.
The sweetness carries through as a flavour, presumably that’s the sorghum. Some bitter roast a bit later but the sweetness is overpowering. A fair bit of booze in the finish.
Could use more carbonation.
triskaideka (104) - IRELAND - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from N London supermarket. Caramel, malty and licorice in the aroma/taste. Pours black with tan head. Reasonable
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from an Indian toko. Made with wheat according to the label, no word of sorghum. Black, beige head. Aroma of coffee and cream, Madeira wine, oxidisation, juniper, burnt liquorice, ash, tobacco. Flavour of Madeira wine, ash, something sour, berries, burnt liquorice, ashy bitter finish with a fruity sour touch. Medium-bodied. Not bad, just a bit weird.
dEnk (3486) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, cardboard, dust. Flavour is dry roast, liquorice and malt. Disappointing.
s_hartshorne (647) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle local off licence Birmingham. Black colour tan head low retention. Aroma is mollasses dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is same some sweetness and smoke long bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Good stout.