brianza_ale (88) - ITALY - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very small dense/creamy browny head; jet fuel/deep black opaque colour. Wrapping and super roasty aroma: smells smoked malts, coffee beans, dark cocoa, licorice, wood, bit herbal and with a small hint of vanilla and cinammon. Really intense and nice! Tastes initially malty, roasted, dark chocolate, slightly spiced; afterwards licorice, coffee, oatmeal, and veggies with a very nice refreshing hop piny prensece/finish; some tobacco notes. Extremly long, evolving, and delicious aftertaste, medium bitter but never too much invasive; bit dry palate. Awesome creamy/thick texture, low to average carbonation. Very complex and alive through every sip, without doubt one of the best stouts I’ve ever tasted
gildnerk (131) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark black/brown with a two-finger medium brown head. Prominent roasted coffee, toasted oat and hop aromas. The taste is at first somewhat sweet and moves into a more pronounced, bitter dark roast coffee and dark chocolate body with hints of smoke, oats and hops along the way. The finish is long-lasting, bitter and somewhat burnt. In all a very smooth, moderately robust body with a strong aftertaste. Reminiscent of a French Roast coffee complete with the chocolate on the side.
BeErikS (18) - TAIWAN - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boom, that's a good breakfast. Pours thick black with a dark chocolate head. Super smooth mouth, tad sour very bitter. Good balanced coffee flavor.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla, touch of smoke.Full marks for me.
SimonTja (250) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roastiness, smoke, coffeee. Very dry for a stout, loads of roastiness, but a very light body, and yet again very dry. Coffee is the most dominant flavour, I think some lactose and added body would make this beer better, or maybe I don’t think a 7.5% stout can be great, but I prefer the Texas Ranger...
Baton (33) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with nice beige head which disappears quite quickly. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, roasty, dried fruits, plum, very good. Taste: great coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Maybe some smoky notes. Medium body, low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.Good drinkability.
Xavalias (134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Deep dark with thick creamy brown head. Lots of coffee aromas roasted malts, sweet full-bodied mouthfeel, dry bitter finish.
Lore (1043) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep dark colour, moderate, creamy dark brown head; aroma of coffee, hints of chocolate, ash, vanilla and smoked woods; taste of roasted coffee, and hints of smoke, maybe ash - much less complex than expected based on the aroma; long lasting roasted bitter aftertaste; dry mouthfeel;good, though a bit less complex stout than I expected
nudiebear (94) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 756 bottle from 2012, enjoyed at vacation. Robust and balanced dark color with a solid enduring head. Notes of peat, coffee, wood, barley and sweetness. Thoroughly enjoyable, but might be tuned with more chocolate to suite my tastes better. Must try the coffee used on its own once. Can be used as dessert companion to coffee-based ices with success.
luser2000 (41) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jó sör ez, de a Mikkeller féle felhozatalból vannak számomra kedvesebb sörök is. Ettől ez még simán egy harmadik helyre léphet nálam a stout kategóriában.