Headbanger (3541) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 9/22/12 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Snifter.Pours black with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of sweetness, coffee, hops, and chocolate. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad but nothing to write home about.
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) clear brown, cream, head. Nose of rich chocolate, light alcohol, taste of cocoa, spicy, light body, cocoa finish.
ManVsBeer (5967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Healthy tasting taste that feels nice to drink, but doesn’t have an overbearing taste.
Patrickctenchi (4955) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black, with a short, quick dark tan head.
Scent is coffee, chocolate, a hint of wine and alcohol.
Taste is almost candied sweet..toffee-sugary roast, a little darkly fruited.
Very enjoyable beer.....nice busy flavour.
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a small light brown head that leaves a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee and mild hops. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with a roasty malt bitterness and mild hoppy bitterness. Medium to heavy body with mild carbonation. A very nice surprise as it well exceeded my expectations.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely black underneath a giant, frothy, khaki head. Smells pretty good, too, with lots of toffee and some bit alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is surprising light and slick, but there are a lot of flavors here to like. Toffee, rum, brown sugar, big alcohol bite, and at 7.6% ABV, that’s not surprising. The hops are kind of funky, and not necessarily in a good way.
I didn’t have big expectations, but this is unique and pretty tasty. Worth giving a toss
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a very small tan head that faded to almost nothing. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malts... some bready yeast too. Flavor is slightly bitter with a hint of coffee, some nice chocolate and too darkly roasted malts... burnt tasting. Finish fades from slightly sweet to start then to bitter and astringent at the end. OK, not great...
Grzesiek79 (3519) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bread, coffee, smoke, brown, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, salty, oily feel, medium body, bitter,
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head. The nose is licorice, chocolate, dark malt, then some sour and vinegar notes. Taste is dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, licorice, slightly sour with some booze on the finish. Very unique beer.
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours basically black with a very small head that fizzes out like soda.
The aroma is molasses, maple syrup, and plenty of espresso.
The flavor is banana up front with lots of roast and dark chocolate. Odd flavors of burnt sugar, burnt toast, burnt coffee, burnt everything are on display. This one starts very sweet but ends dry and bitter. The beer is a little booze and has an oddness I just can’t quite put my finger on.
I love trying these Forigen Stouts, they’re always so funky/dirty/not tailored to the tastes of most beer loving folks. Even if they’re a little beyond just challenging, they’re always enjoyable.