Tmoney99 (13006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured black with a moderate brown head that diminished slolwly. Complex roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Full well balanced flavor with medium finish. Good not great.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and deep brown head sits atop this black beauty. Chocolate, fruity aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasty bitter flavor, with hints of mocha. Nice and creamy body that goes down bitter and very smoothly.
FatPhil (12736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Sweden) (6:5:8:4:15=3.8)
Jet black, beige head. Soft sweet creamy gentle coffee aroma. Pleasant carbonation, very soft creamy coffee palate. A touch sweet, but a really good rich burntness. Both quite heavy, but also refreshing - doesn’t feel like an 8% beer at all. Some bite to the hops to accompany the burntness. Finish is cocoa-like, and with some hoppy tingle. Very tasty stout.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (4:4:6:4:12=3.0)
Sour aroma. Tasted good though. Marduk should rerate!
HenrikSoegaard (12677) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.625 L. Creamy lightbrown fully lasting head. Dark brown colour. Week but nice aroma. Nice coffee/caramel balanced flavor. Long finish. A little watery palate regarding 8.0 abv, but a good stout!
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pored a translucent brownish black with a small, lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee,roasted malt, and some hints of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, some fruitiness, and a bit of smoke with a smooth, ligering mildly bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12567) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark stout with a medium head. Good tasting stout with chocolate and coffee undertones.
Christian (12320) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a firm and lasting light brown head. Caramel and butterscotch aroma with a hint of licorice, all coming together nicely. Sweet with caramel and licorice flavour and a touch of ash
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head, Bitter unsweetened chocolate aroma with herbal notes. In mouth, sweetish chocolate with nice bittering hops, lingering and restrained. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Bought at LCBO.
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to Kermis @ Deanso. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige head that leaves nice lacing. Smell malts, roastyness, earthy. Taste malts, earthy, roasted malts, dark malts, slightly fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
mcberko (11989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), listed at 8.8% ABV, pours solid black with a medium tan head. Aroma is quite chocolatey, light roast, slight metallic notes and subtle coffee. Flavour of chocolate, metallic bitter coffee, low roast, with more cocoa notes coming in toward the finish. Very thin palate for a stout (especially one at near-9%). Drinkable and nothing offensive, but misses the mark in terms of body and complexity. Muffled flavours that make it seem like this isn’t the intended flavour profile. I don’t understand the high rating on this one at all.