pivnizub (9400) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Very dark, almost black coloured, mid-sized brown rocky head, sticking to the glass; sweetish malty nose, traces of liquorice and cacao; quite malty, dry coffeish flavour; medium to full bodied; long, dry malty and chocolatey-bitter finish; strong complex stout, well hidden alcohol, very pleasant and warming !
Rune (9399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at GBBF and consumed at a hotel room in Earls Court. Opaque, and dark as the night. Huge, brownish bubbling head with satisfying duration, leaving nice laceworks on the glass. Woody, dark malts in aroma. Complex flavoured with initial spicy, roasted malt followed by sweet prunes and finishing with a dry bitter touch. Maybe a bit overpowering in the mouth (08.08.2008)
GT2 (9372) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Yes, it comes in a can now too. Pours the darkest brune almost completely black with ruby cola highlights topped by a massive, mocha brown head that sticks around with excellent retention. Not much lace. Aroma of raisins, milk chocolate, roasted malt, burnt cherries. Taste is sweet raisins, roasted malt, burnt wood, light olives. Suddy, dry, palate. Will need to retry out of the bottle.
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. It pours pretty much black, with a thick beige head. The nose is smoke, coffee, roasted malt and charcoal. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, smoke, charcoal, chocolate, coffee, ash, some bitterness and a touch of alcohol warmth, with a nice bite in the finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Flavoursome, well balanced and hides the alcohol well. Great stuff.
shrubber85 (9132) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Opaque black-brown color with slight head. Cappuccino and smoky malt flavor. Very nice flavor but just a bit on the lighter side
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black beer with a deep dark brown head. Aroma of dark licorice, leather and sweet dark fruit. Lots of plums and treacle. Heavy, rich dark chocolate and heavy char. Roasty flavour with a rich sweet dark chocolate flavour. Rich character and a lingering rich sweet raisiny character. Excellent example of the style.
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As black as night! Dry mouthfeel with liqourice tang. Good roast notes and not too sweet. Very nice.
gnoff (8793) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 First rating
Black and strong. Very good taste, almost like a meal when you drink it. No alcohol in the taste, typical stoput like smell. Some yeast sediment in the bottom. This one I can really recommend to people who likes stout!
(33 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft!)
BB Dec 2008
On October 11, 2008
Pitch black color, light brown head. Acidic and buttery, strawberry yoghurt scent, wierd. Some smoke, alcohol and roasted also. Salty, rosted, grainy, dry, coffee taste. Dry mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Not sure it’s quite OK this bottle.
MEdium way rating, since I think my first is probably too high and my seconde might be a faulty bottle: 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottled. A big black beer with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The aroma is quite sweet for a stout with some perfumy notes. The taste is also sweet but there are good licquorice notes. A very tasty clean beer. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.6
MoritzF (8726) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, best before Nov. 2005) Almost black coloured with a big brown foam. Roasted malt aroma with burnt caramel, dark cacao and dried plums. Bittersweet flavour, full bodied, smooth carbonated. Moderarately sweet initial taste with roasted malt, chocolate, crusts of german Schwarzbrot, caramel and liquorice. Warming alcohol in the bitter and nutty finish, thus it is quite well integrated. Very complex and quaffable Stout.