ianwelby (696) - - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black (or very dark brown) beer with a brown head. Surprisingly light aroma of toasty malt. Not much of an initial hit of flavour other than a bit of hop on the tongue. Following that is a stronger taste of malt and I think both coffee and chocolate. There?s a brief tangy fruit flavour in there too and the finish is quite bitter and dry. Lighter than I expected.
Torrefacto (838) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negro opaco, espuma beis densa. Aromas tostados, chocolate, frutos rojos y cereal. Cuerpo medio y sedoso, inicio dulce débil de cereal que acaba en un amargor equilibrado y tostado.
leischka (33) - - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tuoksussa kahvia, mallasta, suklaata, paahdetta, humalaa. Hyvän näköinen. Pikimusta, reunoilta tumman ruskea. Beige vaahto, ohut, pienikuplainen. Maistuu kevyemmältä kuin näyttää. Suklaata, savua, paahdetta, maltaan makeutta, aavistus pähkinää ja kahvia. Humala taka-alalla, tasapainoinen runko. Pieni iso stout, ei tuhti, mutta ryhdikäs.
chimpgibbon (410) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Cask. Great UK stout what do you want me to say? You think you’re cool Danny. Really good choco berries and prunes shouting at you as you walk away. A ball hair less hoppy on cask if you push me into sweating the details. See now you made me be crude. You rascal you.
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity at the Guisborough Beer Festival. Black with a good tan head. Very nice cocoa aroma. The taste is quite rich with lots of coffee and chocolate and light spice. Velvety mouthfeel. Very good.
adamnowek (548) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soapy tan head, though creamy at the top. Aroma is roasted malts and a lump of charcoal. Taste is also roasted malts but mixed with strong coffee. Aftertaste is not as bitter as the flavour would lead you to expect.
martin00sr (1468) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @TheBottleShop Druid Street. Black, seems clear. Small beige head. Roasted aroma, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted malt flavour, medium body and light finish.
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft (at Holy Grale, Louisville KY).
Head is brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with notes of minerals, vanillla, chalk.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A bit too doughy in the nose, but otherwise nicely balanced, simple, and enjoyable.
jackafholmes (601) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at grove, huddesfield. Black with foamy tan head. Aroma is smokey and ashy with some soy and fruit, also quite ’farmy’. Taste is very ashy bitter. Medium body and light carbonation. Good stuff.
TimE (3974) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown color. Superb roasted malt character in the nose but lacks a bit of depth. The mouth show excellent roastiness, dry with hint of licorice. Medium body. Excellent roasty finish. Honestly it is tough to explain why the roasted malt character is just so much superior to other stouts but it is, though it lacks the complexity that I like, it is still really great.
tderoeck (5849) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/II/15 - on tap @ Trappistenlokaal ’t Klooster (Delft) - BB: n/a (2015-124)
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, toast, dried fruits, bit nutty, spicy, cocoa powder, rye bread, soft roastedness. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, hoppy, pretty roasted, some overripe fruits, caramel, bit of banana. Aftertaste: roasted, cocoa powder, hoppy, some coffee, bit sourish, bitter ending.