FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Nice milk stout.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, 750ml corked bottle. Jet black, thick, lasting coffee coloured head and gentle condition. Big spicy liquorice aroma, with background notes of coffee and roast barley. A liquorice sweetness in the mouth is kept in check by a gentle roastiness that contributes some dryness. It still has a degree of spicy fruitiness but less obvious than in the nose. Finish is short and coffee sweet with some roast barley dryness and a lingering liquorice note.
jackl (3473) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Semi-Final Tasting. Deep brown color with a small head. The nose is sweet caramel and powdered sugar, cola sweetness. The taste is very fruity - blackberry, cranberry. A bit tangy indeed. Lightly lactic, with a big runny toffee malt base. Medium body, soft carbonation. Perhaps this has a mild infection? Overall, I don’t seem to be a massive fan of the style. This was OK.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark brown. Nice, inviting coffee aroma with notes of cocoa and burnt malt. Dry roasted flavour of coffee, licorice and dark bread with subtle sweetness from vanilla and cocoa. Solid body. Long roasted aftertaste with notes of chocolatesauce and vanilla. Nice stout. Thanks Per.
jaghana (3277) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille @mondial de la bière. Une bière foncée avec une mousse moyenne et blanche. Le nez est dans la gamme des malt torréfié mais avec une étrange note vinaigrée !! L’aroma est dans les malt torréfiés, café et caramel, le corps est correct, facilement buvable mais toujours cette note vinaigrée.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, treacle, coffee and a little sweet and vegetal. An odd lactic flavour with cabbage, grassy hops, alcohol and yeast. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Strangely alluring with lingering alcohol and yeast.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Erwin. Thx! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Very dark brown with little tanned head. Nose is sweet choco, mocha, chocolate, dark grains and spices. Taste is bitter with some roast upfront, chocolate, grains, dark grains, milky coffee, light hay and grapes, bitter herbs in the back. Strongly grainy body. Very enjoyable sweet stout.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of stout, moccha, dried fruits, light medical notes. Sweet flavour, moccha, light fruity, caramel. Sweet malty finish. Not bad.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Erwin!)
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep rich engine oil black with a fine, stained brown head. Rich complex, toasted malt aroma. Ashy, burnt flavour. Sweet richness, gives way to intense, dryer, toasted malt flavours. I tried this fresh and bottled, side by side at the brewery, and the bottled was far more complex, refined and subtle. A fantastic beer for any stoutie.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Opaque black appearance, dense foamy brown head. Licorice and cocoa aroma, milky coffee, burnt alcohol/fruit. Burnt toast, coffee malt flavor, subdued fruitiness, dry with some woody tones. Strong bitter roast in the finish, aftertaste is mildly sweet chocolate milkshake. Thanks to rauchbier for this one.