BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a nice sized tan head. Aroma was roasty and nutty with some chocolate. Very smooth and creamy with a nice dry finish. Sweet throughout but with a nice roaty complex for balance. A good sweet stout.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 12 oz Bottle from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Poured into a conical pint glass. Pours an extremely dark brown, not really letting any light through at all and has a nice big creamy thick head. Aroma of toasted malt and the faint smell of coffee. A smooth stout that is very mouth friendly and goes down well. Malt, coffee, and maybe some chocolate. The finish is sweet, fitting well with a milk stout. The flavor is light, but not necessarily in a bad way. Goes down extremely well and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Head definately laced the glass. A fine stout but a bit underpowered in regards to what I expected in taste.
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer on 2/10/2003. Aroma is smooth and roasted. Color is a deep dark amber with good carbonation and a nice thick head. Taste is roasted and creamy. Starting with a rich full body it goes down with a velvety feel. Finish comes on with a creaminess that is full of a nice roasted flavor backed by a mild bitterness. Its an all around well balanced stout. This is a very drinkable and would be good any time.
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad at all actually. Black, a bit thin but sweet and full of taste. There is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and somewhat to my supprise (all though this might just have been my imagination), milk.
ogivlado (5721) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled(355ml). -Black coloured, medium sized brown head, milk chocolate and ginger nose. Strong roasted malt and bitter coffee with milk and sugar. Contains flaked oats? Radher chicory finish. Very enjoyable stout. 5.2%ABV
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2009 First rating
(Sampled from bottle at Haket, Göteborg)
Black color, brown head. Malty and sweet with roasted notes scent. Malty roasted taste with a metallic aftertaste, when looking I think you can sense a sweetness from milk/lactose. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
(Bottle from Systembolaget)
Black color, big brown head.
Chocolate and roasted malt scent.
Roasted and burnt malt taste, some metallic and coffee as well as dry roasted malt aftertaste.
Smooth to medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Rating: Same as last time.
Rerate, three various ages against each other.
Bottle bought in August 2009, one bought early 2009, one bought in May or so 2008
Aug 2009: Black color, small tan head. Dry coffee and roasted malty scent. Sweet, malty, roasted, metallic, dry taste. Dry roasted, coffee aftertaste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Early 09: Green peppers, hoppy, dry, roasted scent. Black color, small tan head. Dry, cocoa, roasted malt taste. Coffee, roasted malt, dry aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
May-ish 2008: Reddish to black color, small tan head. Mild cocoa and roasted malt scent. Cocoa to chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost completely black color with a little ruby. Full brown head... looks like the head on a Coke, but fuller. Sweet roasted aroma. Tastes like roasted coffee with milk... delicious. A little chocolate in there too. Definitely a good, sweet, and sugary beer. More than enjoyable.
12 oz. bottle.
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Very deep ruby, dark brown with thin beige hed. Intense dark malt aroma, some intense charcoal/ashtray. Some sweet lactic flaavours from the milk sugar. Bit sweet and a bit one dimensional. Fine.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Enjoyed at cellar temperature. Pours a deep, dark brown / black. Aroma hits you with coffee, malt and chocolate. Flavor delivers the same, with a little more emphasis on the coffee part, nice roasted flavor.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist - Shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Aroma: Sweet licorice, english licorice, burned. Taste: Sweetness, licorice, burned, light bitterness, english licorice. OK - not fantastic !!