DanielBrown (3819) - 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. Itís good, thatís 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 (332) - 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 (11184) - 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 (5452) - 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!
anders37 (16719) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer with lasting beige head. Strong intense malt on aroma. Tarry. Nutty, Molasses. Itís a big monster of flavours, but the heat doesnít come through too much, itís all well hidden. Quite smooth in mouth. Good wide mouthfeel. Coal aroma. Flavour has some good intense dark fruits blackberry and dark plum juice. Big hairy beer. Compared to something like De Molen, the complexity of the malts isnít really there, but as a drinkable impy stout, itís pretty damn good.
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, head doesnít last. Aroma mainly of hops, but flavour is chocolate at first, evolving to espresso as bitterness develops to a very hoppy finish. A complex beer, rather good.
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Opaque black with small beige to brown frothy lacing head. Aroma is initially ruled by grassy hop, in parts displaced later by roasty dark malt notes, resulting intermediately in a mixture with a vegetable character, carrot, celery. Smooth, a slighty sweet taste only in the ultimate beginning, completely replaced by salty notes, roast, lots of hop. Definitely a beer you have to learn to like, ícause it doesnít seduce with an easy going flattering taste due to the abandonment of sweetness; comparable to capers or blue mould cheese - but then... awesome.
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chestnut tinged dark brown with creamy tan head that soon collapses to a lacing. Rich coffee and roasted barley notes on the nose. Spiky carbonation obscures initial flavours but finish is coffee, chocolateand tobacco. As it opens up theres some vanilla and caramel with watermelon flavours developing in the aftertaste. Thick and warming, certainly a sipping beer. Definitely see the Dark Arts influence.