gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle - pours blacker than black and leaves a light brown creamy head (1 finger). Nose is roasted malt, coffee, some soy sauce and a hint of green paprica. Medium to full body with light carbonation, sweetness all over and dry finish with bitterness kicking in at that point (also some alcohol glowth and something spicy).
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Black pour with minimal beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Same in flavor with caramel and some bitterness. Thick oily texture.
Countbeer (3887) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah, a completely black motor oil pour! Medium vast brown head, that disappears slow, on top of a pitch black beer.
Will this be another George...
The aroma is a beautiful mix of roasted malts, coffee, roasted barley, light hints of liquorice, some spices/alcohol. All very well blended.
Taste roasted malts, coffee, light roasted brown sugars, some bitterness, chocolate soaked hops, earth, tobacco, spices, sticky sweets which are well balanced with the bitterness and roasted ingredients.
Spicy roast earthy coffee herby aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy sticky texture.
Bit on the sweet side at first, but after a while it gets more easier and tastier to drink. Good and interesting brew.
sunevdj (3019) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Alex’s. Pours black with a beige head. Smells of hops and coffee. Very bitter and quite hoppy. Citric aromas of hops. Very bitter. Aromas of bitter coffee. Hints of peat. Huppy sprucy burbs. Sweet coffee finish.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... deep roast ... heavy malt ... heavy roast ... dark and dry nose...heavy sweet cherry roast malts ... marzipan ... juicy malts... almost bakewell tart ... molasis malts ...
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of burnt toast, roasty malt and a little liquorice. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite sweet and a little dry with lingering Weetabix malt and caramel.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s, courtesy of Benjii and Sev. Thanks!! Deep black pour, no head. Awesome nose, massive rich dark chocolate, liquorice, massively fruity, hint of coffee, marzipan maybe. Amazing sweet chocolate front, more marzipan, sweet caramel maybe, hints of coffee grounds, just a very very tiny hint of booze on the finish, also a touch of earthy hops. This is pretty amazing.
Palme (2910) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle @ Henrik. Quite dark this one, on the border of being black and the bubbly little head that came when pouring it quickly fades away in to near nothing. It catches much back in the aroma. I got the bottle that has been standing on the shelf, so finally I got a beer close to the temperature I like. Yeah, the aroma, its dark and sweet. Lots of roasted malts and it almost smells like it has been barreled on something. Chocolate tones and tons of vanilla. Some hints of burned caramel, and all in all it’s quite delicate and nice. It’s surprisingly medium-bodied for a 11.5% ABV imp stout. A thin oily texture - something I would call a bit disappointing actually, and the carbonation level is extremely low. Near the border of being and flat. No, wait, it’s as good as flat. The taste is quite sweet. Surprisingly sweet in the flavor, and it has lots of dark roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, thin licorice and some caramel as well. A bit confusing this one. Perhaps a bit to sweet and "dead" for my liking, and normally I quite like the sweet and calm impy stouts. But tasty? Yeah, definitely tasty. 23.02.2012
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… The lid comes off with little to no resistance and no hiss. Hmmm? Pours still and black with no head. The nose is a mélange of anise, black licorice and blackstrap molasses. Full-bodied and silky, but as flat as a pancake. The flavor leans way sweet – lots of molasses and black licorice – and is, unfortunately, buffered by the lack of any carbonation. I don’t mind sweet, molasses or licorice, but this is a bit much. The relatively high ABV is not all that evident. Finishes with a slow fading of the flavor. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long coffee and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.