Sigmund (4953) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, tan head. Strong and lovely aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, cookies and marshmallows. The flavour is not as sweet as I feared, but the chocolate and vanilla notes are there. Moderate hops in the finish.
Holmen1 (2306) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske på hytta til Sigmund april-14: flott skum og en overveldende duft av smørbart sjokoladepålegg, vanilje og litt kaffe. Herlig balansert smak, sjokoladesødmen tar ikke overhånd. Lett å dele med gode venner, trenger slett ikke et leirbål for å nyte denne. Lekkerbisken.
rlgk (10112) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, huge thanks to jmgreenuk! Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma, nuts, cream, caramel, toffee, fruity notes. Vanilla flavor, chocolate, caramel, creamy, hazelnuts, licorice. Pretty sweet but still drinkable.
Zarf (14) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean, chocolately flavors predominate, with sweeter notes adding to the overall profile.
tgncc (2751) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big notes of Bosco upfront on the nose, marshmallow, pine. Deep black appearance, light tan head. The flavor is roasty, graham, bitter chocolate, pine. The finish is pine, roast. Medium in body. Nicely done. I think it might have benefit from a little more body, and strength, but still good.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Neiman’s place. Thanks Neiman. Black with a light brown head. Great aroma full of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and some vanilla. Sweetish flavor with lots of chocolate, a bit of vanilla and a more roasty finish with a bit of coffee and bitterness. Medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. A really good hearty stout.
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma and look of this beer saves this beer. A deep, pitch black stout, big frothy mocha head- just how you’d like a stout to look. Pretty thick body, carbonation is nice. When I poured this beer I got really excited because it smells ridiculous! Chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow just pours of this thing. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t match. Grainy malts, faint cocoa, a little smoke, vanilla. This would have been a higher rating, but then this thing goes straight metallic on the finish. No bueno. Worth trying, maybe I got a bad bottle.
nealblind (689) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour some white head. Aroma of exactly smores. Chocolate probably mostly. Milk tang and wheat in the background. Tastes true to smell more into the burnt marshmallow. Watery acidic mid palate some residuals. Given more body and less char this one could’ve been a contender. A pleasant enough pretender though.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade.. Not a huge stout fan, but this was better than a lot of them I have had.
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with brown hues and a finger of tan head. Aromas of s’mores, caramel, marshmallows, graham cracker, chocolate. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, bitter roast, smoke comes out as it warms. Smells better than it tastes but good overall. Medium body with a dry finish.