CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled in June 2006: Pours a mostly opaque with dark brown edges and a thin, lightly-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolatey malt and a hint of smoke. Body starts with a nice sticky caramel and chocolate maltiness finishing drier and more roasty. Well-balanced and enjoyable with a fairly full palate.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 A re-rate, and I’m surprised by how much I still like this beer. Pitch black and pretty with a medium sustained beige foam head. The aroma is lovely with subtle burnt coffee and heavier biscuit malt. Fairly robust flavour initially, burnt malt bitterness and oak, fading to a dry finish. Big chewy palate. I expected to mark this down from my previous rating, but I ended up leaving it as it was because this is a very accomplished beer.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head was Large, creamy, light brown and mostly lasted. Good lacing left in glass. Color was of cause pitch black. Aroma was quit pleasing with the bearing notes being heavy malt. Butter, dry fruit, caramel, chocolate, coffee, burnt, smoke, licorice. Quit nice mouthful, still possesses some smoothness. Full bodied with a creamy texture and a flat carbonation. Flavor was moderated sweet with light bitterness to balance the beer. Sweet and average duration finish.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
beer pours a thick, deep brown-tinted black, with a dense tan head that retains quiite well and leaves tons of lace. rich boozy nose with elements of chocolate and buttered figs (yes, perhaps a bit of diacetyl, but low-level, and well-integrated). great aroma - fun to just sniff. flavor starts with a deep, bitter-chocolate rush, that is quickly dried out by an obviously healthy punch of bittering hops.
a very well balanced beer for its size - and a hell of an offering from a brewery that I honestly don’t think so much of. a bit hot in the finish.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Sainsburys Jan 2007. Jet black, excellent rocky beige head with good condition. Creamy coffee , butter and some slight bloody iron notes in the nose, roast coffee, chocolate and toast in the mouth and a suggestion of tartness toward the end. Dry roasty and powdery in the finish with some lingering sweet creamy coffee notes.
Furseth (1996) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Black,dark red colour, flat head.
Aroma of vine,,werry malty, but enyway a bit thin nose(?)
Flavor is Vine,sugar,Coffee, and a bit sournes in it to. Thin to medium body, thin to medium finish.
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought in Ireland. Dark malty aroma, nuts, oak, coffee. Dark, dark red-brown, with a recognizable head. Taste of bitter nuts, chocolate. Nice.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Marianne and Kenni from www.g2b.dk for this one. It’s pitch black with a nice brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of toasted bred, roasted malt and prunes. The flavour is delightful and the mouthfeel is oily. It has notes of bitter chocolate and licorice mixed with prunes, a bit of smoke, sweetness and oak bitterness. It’s a complex and utterly delightful stout!!
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is the best Guinness. Smells malt and smooth coffee chocolate. Real good brew. Drink this beer.
Ace81287 (10) - ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, bahamas, very dark beer, very strong robust flavor, coffee like flavor