The_Bish (1125) - 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 (3137) - 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 (8750) - 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 (3848) - 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 (333) - 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 (11191) - 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 (5549) - 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 (16927) - Malmö, 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 (13848) - 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. It’s a big monster of flavours, but the heat doesn’t come through too much, it’s 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 isn’t really there, but as a drinkable impy stout, it’s pretty damn good.