Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Joes. Opaque black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma has malts, vanilla, only slightly roasty with some chocolate. Taste malts, lightly roasty, chocolate. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to joes. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells very sweet, some chocolate, malts. Tastes sweet, some chocolate, coffee, slightly roasty. Medium body, soft carbo.
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zzt’13, zwart/bruin met een beige schuimkraag. Ruikt naar koffie, vanille, zoet. Smaakt chocolade,beetje koffie, vanille, rokerig.
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Joes. Pours a dark brown beer with a creamy white head. Smells coffee and creamy. Tastes coffee, bit creamy. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
humlelala (1174) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from supermarket; BBD: May 15th 2015) Pours black with medium, creamy tan head. Decent retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of dark fruit and a hint of dust. Creamy texture, medium body, soft carbonation and a roasted, slightly sweet finish. Flavour largely follows the nose with less dust and more dark fruit and roasted malt. Quite pleasant.
Ruben1977 (15) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Format 50 centilitres, black opaque Color with a good smell of very appetizing chocolate, of creamy and thin foam. In mouth good flavor to chocolate with fruity tones, creamy body of duration happens. It goes down carbonatación.
Lowenbrau (2762) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 500ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Liquorice, nuts, raisins, caramel aromas. Pours black with nice tan head, persisitent, some lacing. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is caramel, a bit milky, liquorice, raisins, nuts. Rich texture, balanced, very enjoyable.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige creamy head. Rich aroma of roasted malts, bread and dark chocolate. Rich flavour of roasted malts, sweet raisins, dark chocolate, rye bread, coffee and some wooden notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Finishes roasty, slightly sweet and dry. Quite elegant.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Smells of coffee, malts, and licorice. Tastes of alcohol, dried fruits, licorice, coffee, and malts. Has medium body and carbonation.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a dirty brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with some black chocolates and light bitter roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by black chocolates notes with some light bitter roasted malt and light dry floral coffee notes. Body is quite smooth with some creamy notes and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. A lot of flavours without too much alcohol makes this a wonderful early winter stout.