cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, Compaired along side Special export Belgian. There definitly different beers... Loved the Statement on bottle. Imported from Nigeria for that special flavour... Deep red/black ... Fruity cherries hint of carnation milk in nose ... less body than Special export Belgian ... much more fruity ... cherrys ... little smokey ... little caramalised malt.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown 2-finger head, with a lasting (really, lasting the whole time) cap that laced considerably. Aroma is dark fruits, burnt toast, a bit of graininess. Some deep chocolate notes, roasted nuts, and a nice subtle fruity sweetness. A bit of alcohol up front in the taste, with a weird tart/sweet interplay on the sides of the palate. No real chocolate or roast malt presence until the aftertaste, where it comes out in a nice bitterness that fades to a fleeting dark chocolate character. There is a definite acidic and interestingly dry character that pervades throughout here. High carbonation, with a nice thickness that however doesnít approach that divinely creamy character.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black colour, little beige foam; grassy and toasty aroma, chocolate and licorice; full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, a fair bitterness and some late acidity; dry and acidic chocolatey, licorice finish - really a different Foreign Extra Stout, deeply interesting and good
iCraig (32) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from tesco, 310307.
Pours with a a frothy head which quickly disipates. Aroma is almost chocolate/coffee. And the taste is rather surprising, to me it tastes like sultanas and dried fruit, very nice and not unpleasant.
I am assuming this beer was bottle conditioned too as it had sediment on the bottom of the bottle.
All in all probably one of the best stouts Iíve ever had, and what Guinness should be like!
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at berlinerbierfest06. pretty damn black, choc syrup aroma, very smooth and drinkable if a bit on the sweet side. cocoa powder, brine and cream with a sourdough finish. not bad
Ostrovni (17) - ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than the Dublin Foreign Extra. Very unusual aroma. Alchohol certainly doesnít dominate. Certainly very sweet, but balanced. As long as you donít try and drink it out the bottle, this is worthwhile. As other reviewers have said, the sorghum is very evident.
bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle found in Wageningen. Roasted malt and grape juice in the aroma. Roasted malt, rye, raisin and coffee in the bitter, but also tart flavor. Citrus, blackcurrant and tobacco. Quite a complex beer, and surprisingly refreshing.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black with a wonderfully big lumpy layer of mottled brown head settling in sticky uneven lumps. Aroma of dates and espresso. Sweet brown sugar with a nice bourbon undertone. Smoky, mineral flavor, blended with molasses tart/char sweetness and a dry ashy finish. For a beer this strong, with much going on, the palate is fairly delicate. Wonderful surprising stuff that has no business being as good as it is.
dcattorney (18) - USA - DEC 13, 2006
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this beer in a cafe in Mali, West Africa. It came out of the bottle slowly, almost as a syrup. I thought it had spoiled, but the waiter assured me they are all like that.
The appearance was solid black, with few bubbles on top. Unfortunately, the taste was bitter and acrid. It was almost undrinkable.
I think several reviews have confused this beer with its counterparts in other countries.
MiP (12863) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Sweet and sour, maizy aroma. Sourish flavour with high bitterness, not too pleasant. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Bad.