chrisv10 (9420) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, hops, medium sweet and a little bitter.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice,notes of coffee and hops.
Borup (4397) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice and coffee.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2013.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and caramel.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hay and hops.
VsXsV (1621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC ’13. Opaque black liquid with medium to big tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, light ash and bitter chocolate. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of coffee, ash and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice.
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark colour with a minimal head. Dry and burnt flavour dominate before a glimmer of sour fruit. Too much roast obscuring any latent complexities.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/IV/13 - 33cl bottle from Chris Wines (London) @ home - bottled: 23/VIII/12 - BB: 23/VIII/14 (2013-304) Thanks to Akke for sharing the beer!
Very dark purple to black beer, nice creamy brown head, pretty stable, bit adheisve. Aroma: cocoa powder, burnt and roasted malts, coffee, bit smoky. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of roasted flavours, coffee, bit earthy, cocoa powder, some caramel. Aftertaste: bitter hops, coffee, roasted stuff, charcoal even, sourish, bit smoky, dry hoppy finish.
zacgillbanks (1476) - 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 (1636) - 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 (8105) - 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.