hackobock (1965) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has chocolate, leather and ash. Taste is bitter chocolate with a dry chocolate ashy bitter finish. A bit too harsh bitterness for me.
BeerViking (2875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, pours near-black with a lacing coffee crema and aromas of treacle, liquorice, cocoa and seaside. Initially smooth and treacly, then bursts with roasted malt, tangy burnt dried fruit, touches of chocolate and saltiness, lingering dry salty bitterness with hints of bitter dark chocolate. Lovely.
AgnesBrygghus (65) - Stavern, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Den beste Stout jeg noen gang har smakt. Aldeles nydelig med smak av sjokolade og lakris. Nydelig skum og perfekt balansert. Anbefales på det sterkeste.
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting, 13/07/13, big thanks to Leighton for this one.
Mid black with a dirty tan head that reduces to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is roasted malt, liqourice, dark fruits, burnt rubber, dark toffee.
Taste comprises brown sugars, dark toffee, woody notes, cocoa poweder, light smoked pork, dark fruits, touch of booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey finish - a little hot.
Ok impy but lacks depth and sophistication.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. I got this bottle at GBBF last year! Pours black with a creamy beige head. Burnt toast on the nose, some dark malts, burnt marshmallow, light roast. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dark malts, char, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Dry chocolate finish, roasty, with more char, earthy bitterness. Solid stuff.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, vanilla, toasted coconut and nougat. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth,ash, light acidity, ash, coffee and bitter cocoa, a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty tasty stuff. Nice Imperial Stout.
aleksander9 (618) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black appearance With Brown foam. Smells coffee, leather, dark chocolate, burnt. Full bodied, oily texture With small carbonation. Bitter burned chocolate finish With some hops, and. Overall: Okay stout, but nothing special. well hidden alcohol.
Vignale (2326) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB, drygt ett år gammal. En kolsvart dryck med lågt skum. Söt, syrlig och fruktig doft. Söt och tjock i munnen. Ganska syrlig, mycket fruktig, torkad mörk frukt, syrlig fruktig espresso, rejäl efterbeska. Riktigt god.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black/brown with thin brown/tan head.
Aroma: Fruit cake, yogurty, malty, roasty, caramel, liquourice, biscuity.
Taste: Medium sweetness, medium/high bitterness, low sourness.
Palate: Light/medium body, smooth texture with quite a full mouthfeel, average/high carbonation with lingering tingling finish on tongue, astringent with lasting bitterness which seems to get stronger, slight alcohol warmth in aftertaste.
Comments: Very tasty and left a glass lace.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at "never stop". Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is creamy and full bodied. Black, with a creamy head.