zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black with a rapidly disappearing thin brown head. It has very rich roasted coffee, chocolate and liquorice flavours with slight sour fruitiness and more chocolate and coffee on the finish. Fantastic!
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Intense roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, very roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly bitter, dark fruit, dry, almost burnt. A top quality stout.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - shared by rosenberg - thanks
Nice soft cakey roast aroma, a little sharp too. Black, and a brief tan head. Stale stale stale coffee grounds in the taste - a really dark roast, but fortunately not ashy. Dry and a littly ashy in the finish. Biting bitter and burnt finish. Gone too much in the burnt direction for me, drinkability ruined. Don’t do that.
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. BB 23/08/14. Courtesy of VastActiv.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, coffee, bitterness, ash and mild milky sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is very burned malt, ash, burned coffee and some hops. Too burned and too much coffee for me.
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VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l from alesbymail. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - brewed 10.8.12 - bottled 23.8.12 - bbe 23.8.14, courtesy of VastActiv,thanks Janne, 20130406) The beer poured black. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice, sea water and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, burnt malts, coffee gone bad. ash, liquorice, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, burnt and bitter. Way too burnt.
Nisse666 (3157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Hanging Bat yesterday ie 2013-04-03 Edinburgh
AR: wee chocoloate
AP: pitch black, frothy light brown head
F: heavy roasted malt, very soft carbonation, coffey, dark chocolate, medium + bitterness, wee vanilla
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Leighton! Almost no head on this fridge temp pour into a wine glass. Dark roasty black appearance. Nose is very roasty, lots of oak and a hint of smokiness. Barley dominates the nose. Taste is very dry, lots of chocolate paired very well with barley and a very earthy / nutty tone. It’s a classic stout and very very delicious. Wish there was a bit more carbonation to this.
tiong (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small brown head. Strong aroma of licorice, tar, roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Taste is smooth, roasty and mildly smokey with hints of cocoa and tar. Finish is roasty, malty and mildly bitter with some hints of licorice. Nice, quite balanced dark stout.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ olio. Bottled 23.08.2012, BBE 23.08.2014
Aroma has cocoa, some roasted notes, semi‐dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour has ash, cocoa, some coffee, salty licorice and semi‐dark chocolate. Could be more rich of course. But then this would be an imperial stout.