TheCaptMatey (85) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a black colour with toffee head. Strong aroma of coffee with a faint note of alcohol. Flavor was rich with coffee, oat, and eventual bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel and with an intense bite. Good porter, but a harsh brew to drink leisurely.
ThuleAkureyri (1) - - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fresh aroma, a bit citrusy on the nose. Fresh arabica coffee on the palate with hints of dark chocolate.
Ktwse (2164) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, light muscovado, raisins and figs. Taste is roasty coffee and dark chocolate, light nuts and smoke. Body is medium rich and smooth with soft carbonation.
Kauge (248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stockmann in Tallinn (€ 4,20), Oct 2014. Pours black with a thick dark tan head that laces and retains nicely. Wonderful aroma of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate and spicy citrusy hops... more as it warms, accompanying with some booziness. Taste is is roasty and chocolaty sweet at first, but that is quickly buried in the thick and resinous bitterness of Centennial and Cascade. Finishes bitter with returning roastiness, and soothing alcoholic warmth. Soft palate with very little carbonation, and a slick, somewhat oily mouthfeel. Near perfect.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great classic stout aroma with a bit more coffee than usual. Appearance is just my kind of beer: pitch black with dark-brown foam. Flavor is excellent, again the coffee comes through. Mouthfeel nice and rough (like a good porter). Overall one of the best oat-based stouts I’ve had.
olsvammel (3452) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Smell of chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted, coffee. Tasty and malty. Would be interesting to try a Beer Geek Break from Lervig and one from Nögne Ö at the same time.
sturmthis (558) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On sample. Black with brown two finger head. Oat, coffee and boozy aroma. Oat and roasted coffee aroma. Nice bitter finish.
Tselloufc88 (165) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Pitch black, brown foamy head. Aroma of smoked malt, coffee and some chocolate. Alcohol is overpowering, some coffee coming through. Tasty but not as smooth as it could be but still excellent.
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - dark molasses black brown, dark quickly vanishing to fine lacy head
A - wood, meat, smokey, fireplace, clove
T - woody smoked taste finish with tobacco flavor
P - thin start to full finish thin oily texture
O - a manly drink with rough edge and rich flavor but not quite my cup of tea
ychvirus (19) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong burn smell is impressive. Very special taste and strong aroma. Not my style.