jezek (2) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught at You’ll Never Walk A Lone- Kolding , very good appearance and full of flavour
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
You’ll Never Walk Alone, Kolding, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with coffee, oat and a bad tone of infection in too much burnt malt.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, April 2008 tasting (thanks Rene). Very dark colour. A tasty oatmeal stout with lots of roasts malt, chocolate and liquorice. Not too much residual sweetness. Smooth but firm mouthfeel. Good. For comparison, here are my notes of a version of this that I scored in 2005 and was presumably made by one of the Bryglaug team but disallowed as it was not a commercial operation at the time - [500ml bottle, bought from Kolding Vinhandel, sampled during RBESG, August 2005. Roasted, smoky malt aroma. Light chocolate, with more burnt malt on the palate. Sharp edge on the finish. Not too full bodied, but a decent effort.] Don’t know how much the recipe has changed since the prototype but my scores were the same.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500. Thanks, Thewolf and After4ever! Pours opaque blackish brown with a lacy tan head. Chocolate and oatmeal in the aroma and taste. A little bit of sourness in the finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle - thanks after4ever! pours dark black with thin tan head to the edges; soft, rich texture; flavors of licorice and oats; smooth and sweet; decent
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by after4ever. Soft roasted malts and sweetness in the aroma. It is pretty pleasant. Dark brown almost black pour with no head. The flavor is roasty with some yeasty fruitiness, dry roasted malts, and some softer sweetness. Smooth bodied beer.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks Timo A). Very dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, some roasted malts, bread and rather chocolateish. Flavour is quite much the same. Coffee and chocolate in the aftertaste.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet matly with primary notes of chocolate, but also light notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.
TBone (11747) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (tapped 22.02.2008).
Almost pitch black color, espresso head. Tobacco, color malts, some licorice in the nose. Roasted, coffeish flavor - some tobacco. Roasted aftertaste. As many times in oatmeal stouts, velvety enjoyable palate, just a bit too much color malts or something which gives burned taste.
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle, Batch 001, courtesy of after4ever. Thanks, Tom! Pours a slightly murky brown color; light-tan head with patchy lacing. Slightly rough, inky aroma: cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, and some basic bitterness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy bitter chocolate, dried fruits, and cocoa; again, inky and a touch medicinal, following the aroma. Medium finish: cocoa, bitter chocolate; decently dry and toasty.