Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with massive brown head. Aroma of raisins, taste is sour chocolate. Interesting.
Abio (1334) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a way to big beige head. Light sourish smell, fruits, lightly hops . Not totally my thing. Slightly roasted, sour fruits, malts. Not my kind of imp. stout.
kermis (2492) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at BBF 2011. Dark brown pour with big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit and a sour note. Flavour has coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and a certain dryness.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with almost no head. Malty nose, caramel and raisin. Taste has grapes and bread. And then the sour comes in! Light sparkle. What an interesting brew. Very glad I tried this. (At Borefts)
Rune (6125) - Tromsų, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 2010, brought back to the true north from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo. Cool bottle logo and nice bottle design, including the black neck. Pours a dense, tan-coloured foamy head, slowly fading over a devil-black body. Church windows to the glassware. Semi-sweet nose of cocoa added by a bite of lactose. Cocoa-chocolate taste supported by herbal hops and roastiness. Lingering bittersweet ending of dark fruits. Well balanced and well bodied. Pleasurable brew (Session with Finn, Skibotn 16.09.2011).
Wolfbass (742) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Manca forse un pņ di corpo, ma molto probabilmente č voluto, comunque livello molto alto...
ClubGonzo (2713) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen, shared with Palme and the Bergen Tasting Crew. A regular imp stout from LoverBeer? I have my doubts. Pours a pitch black body with a huge creamy light caramel head. Nose is mostly burnt toast, coffee and lactic sour chocolate hints. Taste is similar: coffee, chocolate, charcoal and hints of cocoa. A nice, dry and slightly sour imperial from LoverBeer. Why am I not surprised? The most annoying thing about their beer is that I keep getting Shaggys ragga-classic "Mr. Boombastic" in my head every time I mention their name: "mmm....mista Boombastic...mmmm...mista LovaLova". I never really though cheesy nineties pop hits would be so easily resurrected through weird Italian craft beer. :-)
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle shared with ClubGonzo and the rest of Bergen Tasting Crew. It pours a near black body with a aggressive massive creamy chocolate head. Aroma is nice and roasted, it has some lactic milkshake-chocolate notes, coffee, some dark chocolate and a little bit of dry cardboard. It has a oily mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation and medium-bodied. Lots of burned flavors; toast, charcoal, malts and gunpowder. Also some coffee and chocolate in here. A decent stout indeed, and this has to be "the good and proper child" in the LoverBeer family.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big dark brown head. Opaque black body. Deep earthy chocolatey
aroma with funky fruity resiny lacquer notes. Dry-sweet burnt
chocolatey barnyard taste with floral herbal notes. Fullish body.
Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry-bitter floral grassy burnt aftertaste
with coffee and alcohol notes. Interesting and unusual, but not
very harmonic. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly Vika, Oslo.)
Zarin (196) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Aroma: dark malts
Appearance: dark brown/black
Taste: roasted malts
Overall: 18/20. Very Nice.