ration (1670) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
300413. Tap at Nordic, Tampere. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma chocolate, coffee. Nice smooth body. Medium dry. Not Bad.
Lowenbrau (1055) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Nice sweet aromas, pours very black, opaque, creamy, with rich tan head, long-lasting, some lacing. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Taste is sweet chocolate, some coffee and roasty notes, caramel, Well balanced. Really enjoyable.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty nose of coffee and chocolate. Dark brown head. Dark brown black color. Sweet malty taste with coffee and hops and espresso bitterness. Full filled taste. Alcohol well hidden. Good one
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Short-lived beige head over jet-black beer. Ureum, dry hops, dried saltmeadow herbs going to a certain coastaroma (DMS?) and of course bitter-roasted: intrinsically complex. Sweet-bitterish. Except for the urem, still there, perpendicular to the nose, weird. Rich-voluptuous-slick; vicous to chewy, full-bodied- need to say more? Rich, rewarding stout. Great to see Mike going from strength to strength, as from brewery to brewery! Great find, Stefaan!
Acid303 (275) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with medium light brown frothy head. Lots of chocolate notes and licorice on the nose. Taste is chocolate, sweet malts, brown sugar and hints of hops. No coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy, good carbonation. Actually sweeter than the average Imperial Stouts. Not bad, although I expected more from this.
podey (553) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Torst courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours black with a thin white head. Aroma is of bitter espresso and some chocolate notes. Taste is abit boozy, smokey and roasty.
RexTalionis (1531) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours dark brown in color within beige head. Roasted malts, some coffee and notes milk chocolate in aroma. Initial taste is pretty sweet with some milk chocolate and notes of espresso as well. A bit on the sweeter side, but not in a disturbing way.
jredmond (4117) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Torst courtesy of Clockwork. Pours a black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is bitter chocolate and lots of roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roast, light chocolate and some smoke.
jtclockwork (5219) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of flaked oats, vanilla, roast chocolate malt, smoke and ginger snap cookie. Medium body.
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some clumpy, beige head. Nose is nice, oatmeal, toast, caramel, light chocolate. Flavor is malty, chocolate, caramel, oats, toast. Full, sweet finish.