branlovesbeer (12) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour: On the pour, it was jet black. After about 5 seconds, a brown, one inch head formed.
Look: Beautiful black with nice strong steady carbonation.
Aroma: Lovely date, prune, raisin, and tobacco aroma. Very light hop spice. While the dark roasted malt is dominant in the aroma, the hop spice comes through.
Taste: Again with the wonderful date, prune, raisin, and tobacco flavors. But there is also a chocolate flavor. And again the hop spice comes through. It’s difficult to pinpoint any particular hop flavor but it is definitely there. There are so many complex flavors in this beer. It is so complex.
Worth the money: I paid $9.99 for a 64oz growler fill at Total Wine. It is sooo worth the money. I look forward to seeing this beer on growler fill again because I will certainly pay it.
Verdict: I give this beer a 9. It is so good. So lovely. I can’t wait to get more of this beer.
Don’t miss out on this beer. You will absolutely love this beer if you are a fan of dark beers.
Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black colour and has big tanned head that leaves lots of lacing behind. Lasts long too. Not sweet like other stouts at all, and you can’t tell it has over 8 percent of alcohol. Aroma is of roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, espresso with a sourness and burnt notes. This beer was so smooth with a slick medium body and low carbonation. Good at hiding its alcohol and very warming.
labeerinthum (511) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia. Nel gusto al naso c’è il sapore forte dell’orzo tostato che sopravanza tutti gli altri. L’intensità olfattiva è più che normale e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma cremosa, aderente, dalla buona tenuta e con merletti a contornare il vetro come finale. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è media. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è pieno. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona.Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di tostato. Il finale è lungo, secco e asciutto. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, cioccolato, caffè, frutta secca, pane tostato. Alcol presente non invadente.
googleimage83 (29) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque dark brown, with small coffee-coloured head that doesn’t last beyond the first few sips. Firm chocolate and butterscotch punch on the nose, some hints of cherry and grape. Taste is roasty and somewhat creamy, with some brown sugar sweetness - not getting the fruity notes as much. Leafy hop presence, finish is comparatively dry Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Solid, worthwhile stout.
ndburns (149) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours almost black with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh bread, molasses, dried fruit. Taste is similar, some coffee notes, very sweet up front but balanced with some bitterness.
wombat23 (612) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with licorice notes. Good.
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black color with medium coffee brown foam. Aromas, dark chocolate malts with subtle hints of alcohol and liqueur (Bailey’s), dark strong coffee with tones of roasted coffee beans and light coffee smoke followed by light fruity sour tick at the end. Palate, full body with very thick and creamy texture leaving deep roasted smoke finish. Taste, is creamy and smokey of chocolate, coffee beans with this interesting somewhat milky but fruity sour-ish end to it that is interesting. Overall, interesting heavy and full bodied beer with nice smooth creamy smoked coffee taste.
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Way too sweet and oily for my taste. It tastes like the heaviness from imperial stout have married the sweetness of a brown ale. I tried it with food and by itself to notice if there were any difference. It was and the brew works better with food, even better if there are spicy flavors which takes away some of the heavy and bready notes from the beer.
darbeer75 (437) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: chocolatey, roasty, pretty good; Appearance: pitch black with thin tan head; nice lacing; Taste: very roasty and malty; somewhat boozy; better than expected; Palate: heavy body with long, roasty/sweet finish; Overall: foreign stouts not my favorite but this one is very nice.
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Frukter, kaffe, kirsebær, bek og sjokolade.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe og kirsebær.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Sri Lanka, Nydt@HTasting hos Untappd Jostein samme med Bryne.
Medium: Boks@500ml, ABV@8,8%, Når@21.07.2016
Kommentar: Takk til min kollega Lanka som bragte denne med fra Sri Lanka.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep brown with red highlights and light beige foam. A chocolate and figs aroma on a med-full that delivers lots of chocolate and dark fruits. Decent.