KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haandfestival 2012.
Very dark, tan head.
Chocolate, cocoa, a hint of tar. Smooth, soft, velvety. Nice stuff, but the barrel aged version is even better!
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Haand2012. Pours black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of soy-sauce, alcohol, malt, grains, roast and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some malt, chocolate, soy-sauce and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big malt aroma, almost jet black with tan head. Smooth and tasty rich coffee.
Arve_Christian (2966) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand festival in Drammen,Norway
Black color, good carbonation
Full bodied and high complexity
Aromas of burnt coffe
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A black beer with a dissipating beige coloured head. A very rich full bodied stout. Not over roast or burnt but slick malts and good fruits. Nice fruity hoppiness in the nose. Fossil fuel smokiness in the mouth. High bitterness and a long finish. Classy and tasty.
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Dark, with a brown head. Strong spicy malt, with hard, but not overbearing glassy hops. Tart finish. It’s good, that’s for sure.
Big_Dunc (35) - Glasgow, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rich coffee flavored porter. Dark with a golden brown head. Flavours of cocoa with ground coffee and a lovely aftertaste on the tongue.
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jvhemert (328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: coffee, roasty, nuts, hint of caramel, alcohol
APPEARANCE: black, minimal head, brown
TASTE: light sweetness, heavy bitterness,
PALATE: medium body, slick, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: good stout that mostly relies on roasted coffee with an incredibly long bitter finish. Downfall is its high ABV, which it cannot hide.
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Mybrewerytap.
Deep black with a big, creamy, beige head. Great lacings and duration. Aroma has chocolate, soft smoke, coffee, blackberry, softly roasted. Low carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has deep seated dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, sharpish dryness. Lovely roasted malts, mildly vinious. Very dry finish. Lingering malty, chocolate, cold-destilled coffee. Super-lovely.
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/fruity, not too heavy, very balanced, clear, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!