MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This vanilla-laden Sweet Stout possesses some roasted coffee bean angles to add depth to a prevalent candied fruitiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam dwindles to a veil over the darkest brown.
-Malts also offer toasted edges.
-The prevalent fruitiness is also redolent of licorice.
-Sweet coffee reaches the finish, accompanied by light roasty bitterness.
-The creamy mouthfeel, its smooth richness and soft carbonation accentuate this Stout’s sweet heart.
-Those who like Cigar City’s propensity for dessert flavors would like this a lot.
olio (9211) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Ølfestival Kobenhavn.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of mild vegetable notes, some chocolate, sourish ripe fruits, ash, english malts and some hints of coffee. Flavor of dark berries, mild chocolate, hints of coffee and some mild vegetables. Creamy smooth palate, fruity and malty finish.
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Black color with light brown head. Aroma of chocklate and licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet choclate and coffee. Carbonation is medium, makes it more easy-drinking than other stouts. Long aftertaste. Great with a chocklate cake.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - APR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Btl. at DØE 2012: Little head, black. Dry bitter chockolate, powerfull and simple. Some length and body. Taste is dry chockolate and coffee
mzaar (2755) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Flaska 50 cl. Ett generöst capuccinovitt skum lägger sig ovanpå den nästan svarta kroppen. Doftar stort av choklad, apelsinskal och faktiskt lite julkryddor. Sötma i såväl aromen som smaken, där det i det sistnämnda fallet chokladen framträder mest, men också samsas med kaffe och vanilj. En mycket fin dansk!
AirForceHops (6080) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this bottle in July 2011 @ Nikki’s Liquors in Providence, RI, forgotten about it until today going over my aged bottles in my basement. Tan head, some mild lace in a snifter. Medium to a nearly full body. The aroma is sweet and very roasted with notes of alcohol, wood, and dark chocolate. Flavor mirrors the nose with some liquor flavors. Some coffee bitterness and a dry finish. Overall, well-made stout. And nearly as good as the Imperial version from this brewery.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Thorups Herrebryg Stout, at Thorups Kælder, Århus
Black color; generous creamy head. The aroma mixes heavily roasted malts and evident liquorice, lightly creamy and buttery. Correct body strength; mild roasted malt flavor, dryish, with strong liquorice; correct bitterness too, but in the final the liquorice is even stronger.
It plays with elements that I don’t fancy, so I’m not overly excited, nevertheless is correctly brewed.
Palme (4084) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5l bottle. This stout has a dark brown near black body with a large lasting light brown creamy head. Aroma is nice and mildly roasted with notes of chocolate and dark coffee. Also hints of salty licorice and dark caramel, combined with sweet dark fruits. Quite nice aroma! Body is a first a bit thin, but it kinda expands and gets almost creamy after a while in the mouth. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Good roasted flavors, dark roasted malts, a nice coffee ending and a sticky caramel aftertaste - and texture. Quite alright, no wait, quite good this stout!
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a good-looking pitch black body with a big, light beige head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and a rather unique dark maltiness I’ve come to know as recurrent in Midtfyn’s beers. Taste is bitter coffee tones up front, then the whole thing slides comfortably down to mocha and dark chocolate. Kinda chewy palate, but suitable enough. Hints of leather and ashes in the aftertaste, but only vague. A pretty good stout from Midtfyn, all in all.
Rasmus40 (17430) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Bitter and dry finish. Good balance. 151210