hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks mon!). Poured a dark black with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, molasses, caramel, and dark fruits. Lighter tastes of chocolate, dark fruits and roasted malts. Tastes a little bit of a let down compared to the nice aroma. Creamy body that was on the thin side.
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing head.
Roasted aroma with notes of dried fruits and chocolate.
Flavour of fried fruits and chocolate with notes of corn.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but mine was served cold and this might have taken away from it a bit. notes of the usual stuff - chicory, licorice, dark cocoa - but overall a bit uninspired and disappointing.
IndianaRed (3555) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Bottle Pours deep inky black with a very large thick tan head.
Aroma is a delicious ensamble very sweet molassas, bourbon, vanilla and a noticeable ABV slant.
Flavors are a wierd alcohol and dark roast combo. Sweet licorice and fumy in a way. An odd very light feel. Feels like it’s gravity is about 0.6. Thin but very smooth, slippery even. Nice sweet dark roast trailer. Easy on the hops and very little bitterness.
Very interesting and tasty.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark black, light tan head and some lacing. Nose of bourbon, vanilla and very strong oak, rhubarb. Odd and roasty, a touch of funky chocolate. The flavor is like super old chocolate and a touch of roasted licorice. Anise extract is present. Very different stout, nicely roasted.
twindadplus2 (655) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium black color with a ruby tinge and a thin short-lived head. Sweet aroma with molasses, licorice and roasted malts. Flavor is lactic and very sweet with more molasses and brown sugar plus a small roasted barley note. Bitter chocolate coffee finish. Full bodied and smooth. Not a bad stout, just not very inspiring.
rauchbier (3764) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Cellar, Lincoln. Jet black, thin shortlived beige head and low condition. Quite sweet aromas with hints of milky coffee and liquorice, bittersweet in the mouth with some chocolate and liquorice along with a roasted note and some woodiness. Gentle sweet coffee in the finish, along with a warming retronasal hint of alcohol.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Sampled at the Lynnwood International Swill Fest. Dark black color. Small sized beige head. Aroma is chocolate, rum and licorice. A medium bodied Foreign Stout. Malts are chocolate and toffee. There is a strong lactic character to this beer as well. Smooth taste, creamy and almost silky. Lively carbonation. Touch of an off flavor, plastic?, cardboard? At the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a near black color with hints of ruby red, a nice but small tanned head and moderate lacing. The aroma is a bit strange with chocolate, malt, coffee, lacticness and nuts in the aroma....i mean... NUTS??? The flavor is medium to full bodied and super lactic. Generally smooth with a silky mouthfeel. Some hints of chocolate grainyness, lactic qualities and perhaps caramel sweetness. Dry cottonmouth finish with coffee beans and that typical plastic finish I’ve come to expect with foreign stouts. More or less enveloping flavor, but it doesnt develop as much as I’d like it too...and once again, what is up with lactic foreign stouts????
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet chocoate, vanilla, lavender and red licorice in the aroma. Opaque brown body with low tan head that recedes to ring. Chocolate and strawberry flavours with a lactic character and mild roasty bitterness. Medium-ful body with low carbonation and fair alcohol warming. Bottle (trade, Dec-04) sampled with MartinT, Oivier_MTL and Rastacouere. Thanks, Degarth!