mtnw (58) - POLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. With warming little bit of oyster/soy sauce. Perfect presence, great delicate lacing after nearly hour. Noticable alcohol in taste but not irritating. Full body with oatmeal smoothness. Some sherry/porto notes. Chocolate, vanilla and coccoa. Real torpedo.
mikeyo1 (486) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Brown head that quickly dissipates. aroma of cocoa, chocolate, rubber, licorice , vinous raisins with card board and booziness together at almost annoying levels, oak, some vanilla.flat carbonation and big mouth feel. Sweet and vinous taste with increasing delicious roasted notes and dark choclate. Finish has a steady licorice and vanilla taste lingering. Aftertaste is balanced bitter with oak, ash, dried dark fruits some rubber and licorice.
Berard (500) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil with a tan head that lingers. Great mouthfeel. Oats and sweet bitter finish.
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katrinaez (776) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy hitting. Thick and velvety. Smoky and some slight licorice at the end. Dark black color with brown foam head of half inch. Little carbonation. Tap.
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed at home. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, a little smokey, dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, leather and vanilla. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oil texture, soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol, roasted malt and some dark dried fruits.
androman (1136) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 edition. On tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, medium lasting, good lacing. Nose is smoky, roasty, coffeeish. Flavor is coffee, honey, melba kocka, liqueurish, ash, licorice. Heavy sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bittersweet, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Not quite easy, tasty dessert beer.
TheJester (2240) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. 2010 vintage. May have left it a bit too long. Black with not much head. Sweet, malt aroma has a little cocoa powder, maraschino cherries and soy sauce. Flavour is still nig, body is still creamy, but the carbonation has flattened out a bit. Have to try one fresher.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 650 ml from Csak a Jo Sor, Budapest. Pours black with brownish head. , Roasted malts, chocolate, bit of lactose. Quite drinkable for style and abv. Sweet.
JBPortland (1293) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours viscous oily black brown with small finger of dark tan head. Nose has rich brownie and fudge, some licorice dark fruit and roast. Mouthfeel is big and thick, tons of dark bitter roasty fudge, light anise and vanilla, peanut, dark fruits. Finishes with sticky big bitter chocolate, roast, some sweetness. Big and bold, tasty stout.
hman43 (738) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. There is little head and the first pour, but it develops after the pour with lacing. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. It has a smooth, rich texture with flavors of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and oats. The lively carbonation produces a tingling sensation with a bitter finish.