ARH (338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL can poured into a 12oz snifter. Very abundant tropical fruit flavors jump out of this and hit the nose immediately. Underneath that, there’s some caramel and lactose nose with a very mellow smokiness. It’s a black-dark opaque beer with, initially a thick foamy head, which sticks around for a while, but ultimately reduces to literally nothing - needless to say, this beer doesn’t lace. It’s medium-heavy on the sweetness with a very light hop-like bitterness. Oranges and cream comes to mind on the tongue. There’s very little to no carbonation on this light bodied beer (relative to other heavy stouts, I guess) which is smooth, creamy, and very clean; although it does finish with a bit of milk chocolate and a very mellow hop bittering.
Niller (555) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Black colour with a good brown head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, notes of coffee. Nice creamy palate. Slightly bitter finish. Very good beer.
ABT_S54 (129) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle served in a Trappist glass. Pours a black liquid with dark beige head. Reasonably carbonated and quite dry for its style. As claimed it is particularly good with spicy food. The coffee and burnt malt flavours are quite subdued but one paired with spicy food really comes alive. The perfect pairing with this food but not great by itself.
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Flasche. Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade.
Geschmack nach dunkler Schokolade, Karamell, Kaffee.
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle b+m. Black colour short lived tan head. Aroma isn’t strong dark choc and fruits. Taste is bitter sweet choc slight coffee some smoke and roasted malts nice. Good body low carbonation. Pretty good.
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/I/14 - 33cl (?) bottle @ home - BB: XII/2013 (2014-60) Thanks to Maja for the bottle!
Dark brown to black beer, big creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, bit dusty, coffee, some caramel, malty, grains, hay, cow fodder, some caramel, dark chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: grains, malty, caramel, bit hoppy, some cow fodder.
AWISLguy (1195) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours a very dark brown with a spongey light brown head leaving nice streaks of lace. Aroma has sweet malts, chocolate and fruits in a nice blend. Taste is of sweet caramelly malts, dark chocolate, pitted dark fruits and some herbs. Solid, tangy and slightly alcoholly. Medium to full bodied. Finishes sweetly bitter with some length. Solid tasty offering.
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smelt a lot better than I thought it would and looked equally as good, taste was balanced with the sweet chocolate and malt but with a slightly bitter ending, a refreshing stout that I would enjoy at any time for a decent price!
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan at all, not a very well balanced beer. Not very much hop character to balance the sweetness, a lot of alcoholic flavours dominating.
darioklc (506) - Karlovac, CROATIA - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a cramy head that fades to nice lacing. Taste of roasted malt , chocolate and dark fruit. Nice bitterness and clean finish.Full body, rich creamy texture, very well balanced.
Indeed very good beer.