scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A black beer with a large and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is roasted, sweet and bitter, notes of coffee and chocolate. Milky texture.
LED40 (51) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Smoky and roasted aroma. Has a milk chocolate like reducing head which doesn’t hang in there (unlike the standard Guinness). The liquid has a black tar like appearance. The taste is very bitter, malty, dark fruit and dark chocolate like leaving a slight burning sensation at the back of your throat after the swallow. It is also very full bodied and chewy. Overall an excellent foreign stout that would go great with beef stews or heavy puddings.
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with a beige head, slight bitter coffee taste, dry finish, a nice stout
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a near black with a velvety head of khaki colored foam. Good retention. The aroma is fairly muted. I get some faint dark chocolate notes, but I’m really struggling to get much character from the aroma. The taste has some fruity notes along with some roast and char character. There just really isn’t much going on with this beer, unfortunately. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/29/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, herbal, floral, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, herbal, floral, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, herbal, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hops; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roast malt and earthy hops flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
mzaar (1365) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på Barbados. Svart med moccafärgat skum. Rostade toner i doften tillsammans med choklad och kaffe. Sältan i smaken är delikat, därtill kaffe, choklad, röda bär och torkad frukt. Mjuk och rund munkänsla.
Ozckr (213) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
toast, black, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, oily feel, lively,
Calisky (234) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur noire, forte mousse brune cremeuse. Nez leger de malt grillé. Gout de malt, grillé, note de chocolat avec une bonne amertume longue. Peux de carbonation.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Trinidad version brewed by Carib and drank, lots of them, by the pool! Poured a black color with brown edges and an off white head. Roast, chocolate, some brown sugar sweetness, dark fruits, and a lighter coffee finish ... extra points for drinking by the pool in 90+ degree weather in March.
alcamp99 (55) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Roasted coffee notes with a bitter finish. Sort of like Extra's big brother.
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terrybail (506) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 12 oz bottle from Steve consumed St Patricks day 2014
Pours dark black as night with a giant frothy chocolate head it looks like a beer float
The aroma is awesome strong spicy malt chocolate and coffee
Wow nice and smooth lots of taste in between a stout and an imperial stout
Steve was right this is fantastic
And why can we not get this in Canada?