fantti (442) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hana reitattu. Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana ja muhkealla vaaleanruskealla ja säilyvällä vaahdolla. Haju on yrttisen humaloitu, salmiakkinen, kahvinen, hedelmäinen ja hieman suklainen. Maku on lakritsisen kirpsakka, salmiakkinen ja kahvinen. Suutuntuma on täyteläisen katkera, mutta samalla todella tasapainoinen. Kokonaisuutena todella täyteläinen ja monipuolinen IS. Tykkäsin kovasti ja se näkyy pisteissäkin.
hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Into my nonic, it pours a gentle dark brown almost close to black and gave the same color body with a beautiful two inch creamy tan head, slowly dieing into beautiful lumpy valleys and leaving beautiful sporadic lacing. The smell is centered around strong notes of milk chocolate, coffee and some slight hops come in as the beer warms. The taste takes all of those flavorings to make an awesome sweetness rolling around in my mouth. The palate is heavy with an absolutely perfect smooth creaminess. Overall, I was not expecting this, but this beer is superb for its style and spectacular to me.
kindacold (194) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black, thick tan head that dissipates slowly. Smells super hoppy, almost like ammonia. Taste is shocking! Chocolate, agave, molasses, grains, cream, bit of honey, some hops toward the finish, with a subtle bitterness that compliments the sweetness perfectly. Slightly sticky, bubbly finish.
MOARBEER (74) - BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wowee! Pours a viscous black with thin tan head and leaves an oily film when swirled. Loads of hops in the nose that I wasn’t expecting, also coffee, Vanilla, roasted malts. Taste follows and is also slightly sweet and pleasently warming. Quite possibly my new #1.
Beerhammaren (549) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
.375 bottle @ drink shop Tallinn
Pours black with hi tan and greyish head. Aroma is very much coffee and chocolate. Hops, dark fruits and dark malts. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and dark bread and roasted malts. Burned and coffeeish palate. Swell!
Kavu (1567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle from Drink shop Tallinn. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with plenty of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and black coffee. Exquisite.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head that is almost non-existant. Big cocoa and roast on the nose. Warm and roasty, a bit oxidized, cocoa and warm roast. Chocolate pudding, cocoa, long roast into the finish. A touch boozy but not hot. Tasty and warm.
SlackerMads (528) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a mostly disappearing beige head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is sweet with notes of leather, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar and mild roasted malt. Behind all this some faint noble hop notes. Taste is sweet with mostly coffee and burnt sugar. Leather notes and hops towards the finish, turns a bit dry also. Long roasted aftertaste.
kryon (702) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque with medium brown head.
Aromas of roasted malts, alcohol, chocolate malts, hints of coffee, hints of dark fruits
Nice sweet round taste. Creamy. Figs, dades, coffee, dark chocolate, warming alcohol. Medium to high bitterness. Very finely balanced.
hopbomber (100) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Bottle from beers of Europe, quite inebriated when consumed but still aroma is heavy hops with an enormous whiff of coffee and chocolate pours pitch black with a thick mocha head. Taste is pretty explosive obvious flavours are coffee hops chocolate licorice less obvious or debatable flavours are sausage wood caramel fudge dark fruits this is the best stout I’ve ever had so complex mouthfeel is massive incredible experience. Wow!