Sigmund (5343) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Rerate, 12 fl. oz. bottle, bought at the GBBF 2008 for takeaway (forgot that I had rated it previously). ABV was said to be 5.0%. Dark brown colour, nearly black, nice and lasting tan head. Notes of aroma: same as first time. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy. The flavour has still plenty of roasted malts and lactose sweetness, also notes of chocolate, mild coffee and some liquorice. Good stuff - I’m upping it a few points. Original rating: Sampled bottle, RBNAG 2007 in Grimstad. Dark brown to black colour. Nice roasty aroma, notes of cocoa, hints of liquorice. Moderately sweet flavour, plenty of maltiness (probably also lactose).
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 35,5 cl bottle. Very dark brown/reddish color. Nice, brown head. Cocoa, coffee, dark malt, carmell. Dry. (RBNAG’07 in Grimstad Nov. 3th.)
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium yellowish brown head. Dark brown barely translucent body. Powdery cocoa aroma with chocolatey malty notes. Dryish mild cocoa taste with some residual sweetness. Faint licorice notes. Nice session beer. (0.355l bottle at RBNAG’07.)
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark brown with thin tan head that dissipates very quickly. The aroma is of milk, butter and some malts. Flavor is very sweet upon first hitting your mouth with hints of butter-toffee and finishes with a slight bitterness. Creamy overtones are present throughout. Has a smooth, lacey mouthfeel. Very good and very drinkable.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap : Very dark pour with a huge brown head and awesome lacing. A milky nose on this one. I wasnt impressed much by the flavor, mainly cause i didnt find much there. Also the body was a little thin for a stout. Its ok, just not wonderful.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/20/07 On draught at Uber, Seatle. Aroma is very sweet creamy roast malt, just about perfect. Appearance is dark brown/black with a medium off-white head. Flavor is sweet roast malt forward, very well blended and slightly sour, but not objectionable. Mouthfeel is medium/high bodied with a low carb feel. Overall, very good and very easy drinking, I like this style, but often find it tough to plow through more than one; good job left hand for getting me to ask for another.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark/black. Good head that disappears after a while. Fresh smell. Light-bodied with sweet taste of coffee and chocolate. I would have liked a tad more bitterness.
pilsnerrogge (2553) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mahogany red, almost black, colour. Dense head. Sweet, slightly roasted, chocolate aroma; smells great. Roasted flavour with notes of coffee and chocolate. With a little more body this would’ve been a great stout, now it’s "just" pleasant.
MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(35.5cl bottle) Dark mahogany colour with a medium-sized beige foamy head. Slightly sweet, moderately roasted grainy malt aroma with dark and milk-chocolate and an aromatic, herbal, slightly woody hops presence. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Moderately roasted malty taste with chocolate and hints of coffee/mocha; smooth and almost lingering sweet-bitter finish with light hoppy accents and notes of chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste. Quaffable, unfortunately hard-to-get Stout (at least in Central Europe).
jbuzz (755) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2007
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
My 100th rating. I wish I could have it be a better beer. Aroma of sour milk and soy sauce. Thin white head and great DARK color. On the bitter side for taste.