KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from myBrewerytap.
Smooth, smoke, chocolate, burned toast.
The bitterness makes sure it does not get too silky.
Dark fruit, grain. Very pleasant.
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black in colour with a tan head. Liquorice, coffee and plain chocolate in the aroma. The taste is roasted, smooth and chocolatey with notes of liquorice and coffee standing out.
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours pitch black with a big spongy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts,dark bittter chocolate. Taste is smooth, oily mouthfeel, dark chocolate, bitter liquorice, medium bodied. Lingering with all the goodies lurking in the shadow, dark malts, roast,liquorice. A winner for me, this one, even though a bit weak body.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mybrewerytap.com. pours jet black with a thin tanned head. Literally no aroma. Dark chocolate and fruits with a dark coffee aftertaste.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Hazy near black. Rich chocolate aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Warming chocolaty finish with medium bitterness.
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Black as the abyss, with a wee (not literally) tan head. Nose was roasted malts, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Very tasty flavour which had plenty to say for itself with notes of coffee, licorice,dark fruit and chocolate. Dried out towards the finish. Sign me up for the dark side then please Mr Necromancer.
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color with a airy light-brown head. The aroma’s of roasted malts, espresso and brown sugar. The taste is bitter and hoppier than most stouts I’ve tried. The mouthfeel’s medium and a bit oily. This isn’t your standard stout, and I appreciate the creativity.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours pitch black with a fluffy tan head. bags of roast malts and coffee in the nose. a hint of alcohol too.
chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malts to the fore in the mouth
loses a couple of marks as its not quite as thick as I’d like, but it’s a minor gripe.
thefinsih just goes on and on with the flavours bouncing around your mouth.
JorgeLee (1345) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Cask at Craft Beer. Deep black colour, aromas strongly of coffee and some black chocolate. Taste is smooth, lots of roast, coffee again, very complex yet without excessive bitterness. Very long finish. Alcoholic but not aggressively so. Excellent.
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask. Dark brown with small beige head which soon fades. Aroma is roasted malt, bit of coffee and a touch of booze. Taste is oaty, and a bit of chocolate milk. Not so much bitterness, but a bit of vanilla. Lovely!