Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
minimal tan head, dark brown to black body. a very tempting aroma for a coffee appreciator such as myself. And the bitter is unrivaled among stouts. I’ve not had a stout this well balanced, and with such a pleasant hoppiness in a while. I had the opportunity to visit this brewery this summer, and I was delighted to find their winter seasonal available at my local beer store when after I returned to the US. Yippee!
LazyPyro (327) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with a good two-finger brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, touch of vanilla. Flavour is the same with roasted malts and a lovely coffee hit, with chocolate and dark fruit notes. Good carbonation and creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter. Fantastic brew.
kanaclane (262) - - APR 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez: Café, chocolat
Bouche: Café, chocolat, fruits noirs, vanille liquoreuse
Un Stout de toute beauté. <3
TheKernOwl (106) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wispy stout like Porterhouse would brew; espresso, cocoa and iced milk coffee on the (dry) finish; classy, imperial-esque stuff.
Toomio (445) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semmoistahan tämä on. Kovasti on kahvia. Suutuntuma on kyllä mukava. Hiilihappoa rutkasti. Hyvä valinta, mutta synkempään talveen.
gr_pa (263) - siemianowice, POLAND - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black with small tan, quite big carbonation. Aroma: heavy roasted coffee. Taste: after smelling i thought it would be dominated by coffe, but it’s nicely balanced. There’s also some roastiness and cocoa. Not to dry, oily texture, quite drinkable. I thougt it’s regular stout, but (according to bjcp guidline) it’s in upper limit of fes.
thewolf (11827) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought@Beershoppen, Kolding. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy beige head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, cocoa, light sugar. Medium, prickly carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, light black currants astringency, coffee and chocolate. Good malty dry bitterness. Very drinkable.
Henkk4 (26) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Semi sweet at first but then turns medium to strong bitter. Body is medium-full with smooth mouthfeel. Finish is dry and bitter.
VDuquerroux (1028) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.2 fl.oz. Home. A dark brown nearly black shining beer with a medium beige foamy head ; medium retention. Coffee (++), chocolate, herb, roast. Medium sweet, round, warming, light dry bitter fresh wind. Medium body, average texture, silky, average to soft carbonation, coffee ice-cream light bitter finish. Overall, a delicious roasty coffee bittersweet beer ; impressive for 7.5% abv.
scottm2588 (145) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Tastes is coffee, dark chocolate, smooth, molasses, brown sugar sweetness, slight raisin.
eduardovl (1277) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in regular glass. Purchased Craftissimo - Hong Kong.
A: Pours a dark brown to black color forming a big creamy beige head with good retention and some soapy lacings formed and left in the glass.
S: Nose is sweet and roasted. Strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Grassy hops.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Medium bitterness. Good combination of roasted malts and grassy hops composing its bitterness. In overall,, a slightly sweet taste.
M: Medium creamy body. Medium carbonation. Roastiness, dark chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Great brew.