sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from the LCBO.
Pours a nearly black brown with a three finger, mocha/tan head that thins itself out moderately quickly.
Aroma is faint with notes of roasted malt, burnt coffee, and very slight, bitter chocolate.
Taste is bitter with a dry, roasted malt, slightly coffee aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a slightly creamy texture. Certainly drinkable.
Overall good but not my thing. I thought I’d give this a try but I enjoy more of the chocolaty/sweet stouts and this just isn’t doing it for me. A bit too bitter without enough other flavours to mix it up. Probably wouldn’t buy again but a good brew if you enjoy the style.
Kosmokrator (516) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Scuro color cola con pannoso velo di schiuma beige. Al naso si avvertono quasi esclusivamente cacao in polvere ed espresso mentre di gusto è leggermente più complessa con note di cioccolato amaro, melasso, malto e fondi di caffè. Corpo medio, struttura setosa, finale amarognolo.
Martinus (3049) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, light spices, chocolate. Flavour roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, malt, liquorice. Sweet finish, chocolate.
(from 60cL bottle @ ZZT IX, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Ansjelaah!)
olsvammel (3549) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Roasted smell with dark malts, chocolate and coffee. Similar taste. Nice sweet malt base. Full body. Some fruits.
HippyHop (255) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is jet black with two fingers of tan head; great lacing.
Nose is lots of cocoa, a bit of chocolate and roasted grain. Taste follows with a lingering bitter cocoa and coffee finish. Nice stuff, but a bit watery.
WillRunForBeer (854) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ale House. Pours coca cola brown with a little beige head. Aroma is mild roasted malt. Very dry, thin. Some dark bread, coffee flavors.
guzgorog (342) - FRANCE - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire avec une mousse chocolat au lait abondante et laissant une intense dentelle sur le verre. Nez de café et de chocolat, fruits secs. Bouche ronde, corps crémeux, carbonation importante, belle amertume, saveurs de café et légèrement herbacées. Belle bière !
DomD (99) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 600 ml bottle. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours almost black with tan head. Has a light bitter taste. Full bodied and a creamy texture. A nice smooth stout.
kermis (5729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours near black with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, lactose, toffee, fudge, roast and licorice. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at SBWF. Hazy verydark brown, tan head. Chocolate and tobacco dominate the nose. Dryish with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Heavily roasted coffee, mud cake and black pepper before a mid bitter finish. Harmonious.
sir__v (716) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Moeder Lambic, Brussels - BE. Color: opaque black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and some coffee notes but not so presence. Taste: malty dominate but not so extreme. Easy drinkable. Aftertaste: malty notes and water sensation.