guzgorog (638) - FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noire, fine mousse beige. Nez de pain toasté, chocolat, cerise et raisin rouge. En bouche, le pain grillé domine, le café et le chocolat en fin de bouche. La carbo est bonne, la longueur est excellente, l’alcool est présent et le corps est un peu léger étant donné le style. Bière bien faite mais il lui manque un petit quelque chose pour être au dessus du lot...
dnicolaescu (1674) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
100 ml sample. Black with amber highlights. Lots of coffee in the nose, malts, vanilla, desert-like notes. Some hops early on. The taste has coffee too, roasty but not too much, just enough alcohol, solid bitterness. Pretty good, but not mindblowing. (backlog 17-JAN-2016).
Tsekouratos (578) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle from Saveur-biere, Germany. Pours a black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and some chocolate. Taste is mildly bitter with coffee and roasted malts, paired with black chocolate. Body is medium to full with medium to low carbonation.
kermis (9603) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Inch, Penang. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, roast, dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
artemb (462) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: black, clear, transparent.
Aroma: coffee, some hops.
Taste: dry with light sweetness and hoppy bitterness.
Flavout: complex Mailard products, hops, gren peas.
Bitter and alcohol aftertaste.
sunstoneale (47) - MOLDOVA - JAN 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Very rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and malt. Medium-to-thick body. Taste starts smooth and nice, rich with dark malt overtones then becomes roast-bitter and ends with hop dryness. Really good and complex stout with a pronounced American character.
HKdIPA (619) - HONG KONG - JAN 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at TAPS in KL after a week at Cherengin. Pitch black pour with tan head. Aroma is all roasted malt - some chocolate too. Not that exciting. Taste follows. One note of pretty deeply roasted malt, bitterness is more dark chocolate than hops. Palate is ever so slightly sticky. Pretty boring actually. Not bad but all in one direction and not one that I like that much.
deanso (8109) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl on tap at Taps KL.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice coffee notes. Very good
ciocanelu (899) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with mocha head. Aroma is really roasty with dark malts, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is malty, with dark chocolate and intense roastiness on the finish. Quite bitter on the aftertaste, lingers for a long time, making you want to have another sip. Heavy, smooth body with soft carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden, making the beer very drinkable. I really like this one, heavy, roasty, bitter and smooth, feels like a proper stout.
JDBaker11058 (1771) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
appearance: dark cola, creamy light tan head, decent lacing. aroma: roasty espresso, chocolate, caramel, black bread, toast, light pine. taste: coffee, dark chocolate, toasted black bread, light pine; there’s a surprising molasses and fruit undertone. finish: clean and dry, lingering roast. notes: A big stout that drinks like a porter. Some foreign stout characteristics as well. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.