fiulijn (16187) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, dark brown generous head. Deep coffee aroma; roasted malt; yeast. Smooth, good balance of sweetness and bitterness; malt, roasted malt, coffee; a very light acidity (high carbonation, maybe). Final not enough interesting, some sweetness, not too long.
A pleasant sweet stout.
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark maroon with thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Caramel and malt flavor with some hops. Good stuff, although maybe a bit lighter than it ought to be.
yngwie (14923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Bottled. Almost black, with a tan head. Weak aroma with coffee, burnt malt, hints of licorice and chocolate. A mellow flavor with chocolate, coffee and roasted notes. Full-bodied, with a dryish, bitter finish. This must definately be one of the best Asian beers available. Rating: 8-5-8-4-15-4. 060801
Bottle. A beautiful looking beer, more or less black in color and with a finger-thick, dense, light tan head. Roasted, licorice aroma with a touch of alcohol. Quite fruity too. The flavor too is really nice, sweet, with roasted malts, some dried fruits, a touch of warming alcohol and a hint of licorice. Full-bodied and smooth, really tasteful. A beer I love to repeat. 110827
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black beer with dark beige head. Bitter dark burnt malts. Intense. Really nice, velvety with good burnt malt finish. Toasty, smokey, charcoal. Really rather nice.
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
62,5 cl. bottle: Black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Aroma is roasted malts & dark fruits (raisin). Chocolate, coffee & caramel roast. Medium, soft & smooth palate. Great!
saxo (14458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful big tan head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma is coffee and malts. Taste is coffee and malts as well. Very good stout.
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Home - shared with Mette - before going to a "Caviar & Champagne" dinnerarrangement. Black - light brown head. Roasted, coffee, high chokolate, sweetness, light hoppy, a bit of vegetable in the aroma. Nice but not fantastic...
MiP (14119) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black and thick, big light brown head (hm, that came out a bit dodgy). Full, sweet flavour, some coffee. Salty liquorice aftertaste. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.
TBone (13710) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Black opaque. Creamy coffee brown head with bubbles. Caramel, roasted malt aroma. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, like drinking velvet. Slightly alcoholic aftertaste, otherwise ABV is not noticed.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dense, rocky head. Sweet, fruity nose. Complex, malty - vanilla and coffee; creamy palate; light notes of raisins and plums. Exquisite.