ClubGonzo (4023) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haand Festival 2013. Pours an onyx black body with a medium beige head. Nose is ashes, licorice, dry chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is licorice, ashes, chocolate, hints of leather and coffee. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Nice, but lacks the proverbial "extra mile".
Plovmand (6480) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends. Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is licorice, roasted malt, chocolate and citrussy hops. The flavor is dark malts, some hops, coffee and licorice.
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MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This New World Stout shares plenty of roasted malts upon which citrusy hops, raisins and grapey edges bounce, leading to an almost smoke-y, pepper-y finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the pure blackness, lacing nicely.
-The dark chocolate undercurrent in the finish is really nice.
-There are lots of flavours in this one, but I didn’t find them to be perfectly harmonious (citrusy edges with roastiness?).
-In a blind test, I would have this was from an American brewery.
-I think I would like this better on cask as the malts would have more room to express. The biting carbonation from the tap makes the hops a little too brash for my tastes in Stout.
On tap at Craft Beer Co., Brighton.
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Taylor & Jones with a Twist in Stockholm. Smell of coffee, chocolate and dark bread. Similar taste. Tasty but still light and easy to drink.
Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Haand Řlfestival 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long coffee and roasted finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grifo. Vaso de 1/2 pt. Saboreada en mar´13. Presenta un color negro intenso coronada por una muy túpida y cremosa capa de espuma esponjosa que mantiene hsta el final. Aromas florales redondedados por notas de sutil torrefacto y cítrico subyacente. Entrada de fresco amargor con sabores de maltas torrefactas y toques de regaliz. Cuepo pleno y carbonatación moderada. Astringencia de frutos secos que permanece hasta el prolongado final amargo y reseco. Retrogusto cítrico con matices de infusión de café. Una gran cerveza !!
On-tap. 1/2 pt glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Pitch black appearance headed by a so close & creamy crown. Foam lasts until the end. Floral aromas rounded by subtle roasted notes & citric underneath. Crisp bitter upfront. Roasted malt flavors & gentle licorice touch. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Dried nut astringency reamins into a long dried & bitter finish. Citric on the aftertaste & coffee-like infusion. A big one!!
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Aroma has roasted barley, coffee and some hops. Flavor is dominated by cocoa and coffee with bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel and body is quite slim. Aftertaste has bitter chocolate. Nicely balanced.
RexTalionis (2431) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours black in color with a small tan head. Roasted coffee in aroma. Quite similar in taste with
some bitter chocolate too. Nice roasted notes on the whole. Easy to drink, feels really smooth which
makes this a pretty nice stout.
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pĺ fat. Smak och doft av humle, malt, choklad, russin, farinsocker med toner av lakrits o karamell. Brända toner, rund, len , lagom söt med en trevlig beska med smak av torkad frukt och bitter choklad.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been a long time coming. From one of those tap things from the other place. Smooth and beautiful. Good times in the sun, sat in a lovely garden with a dear friend. There was beer in tubs scattered around. Did I mention this was bloody awesome?