StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly translucent and blackened chestnut in color with soda bubbles and popping oysters at the surface. Aroma paves the way for greasy, oily chocolate to saturate the nose, echoing fervently with buttery mocha beans, lactic and dense almond fudge and slightly burnt pumpernickel bread soaking in dark chocolate cocoa pools. Flavor allures a vibrant complexity, foremost with cocoa chocolate oats sticking at the bottom of a milky, espresso laden café concoction. Oily body with mere traces of carbonation makes the mouthfeel subside less enthusiastically than the expectations that the palate has for the liquid. A trace of alcohol rears its head as the syrupy coffee flavored lozenge gets torn apart through diffusion across the tongue. A charcoal flavor with burnt molasses and heavily roasted mocha beans hangs around after the sticky, coffee flavored syrup extends itself down the hatch.
VastActiv (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.375, at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. BBE 14/08/11. Colour is black with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, sweetness and roasted malts.
dalfaro86 (209) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with dark fruits, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, english sauce, flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, bittersweet finish ,creamy texture, smooth, delicious.
dyetube (1107) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice. The mouthfeel is dry bitter and has a slightly sweetness to it with a chocoalty ending. This was an absolutely great beer! Cheers!
Torrefacto (64) - - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color negro opaco, con espuma beige abundante y densa. Aromas especiados, canela y maltas tostadas con ligeros toques alcohólicos. En boca es compleja, posee un sabor intenso en el que se integran de forma muy equilibrada toques dulces y amargos acafetados que se muestran simultáneamente, aunque finalmente se imponen éstos últimos. No obstante, también se deja ver un ligero picazón muy agradable. posee una densidad media que facilita mucho su trago. ¡¡¡Sorprendente!!!
UDBeernut (872) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with a luxurious tan head. Nose full of pine and roast. Taste is mostly light caramel, brown sugar, an some roast. Body was creamy.
berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
mocha head that disappears quickly, no lacing. coffee coloured beer. sweet aroma with some chocolate and coffee. bitter, roasted malt tast followed by a sweet aftertaste. the abv is well hidden. bottle 37.5 cl / notes from backlog
jdb288 (19) - JACKSON, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a little lighter than I thought. Beautiful, smooth stout with nice, mellow coffee notes. One of my new favorites.
dutchtuga (71) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great stout with the alcohol not taking over all the taste. Nice bitterness and sweet taste, maybe a little too sweet for my taste. Nice balance, but a little much towards the sweet side.
capali1234 (250) - HUNGARY - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells super hoppy, almost like ammonia. Taste is shocking! Chocolate, agave, molasses, grains, cream, bit of honey, some hops toward the finish, very good...
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours black in color with a creamy beige head. Roasted notes, some licorice, roasted coffee and peppery spicy notes in aroma. Sweet chocolate cake in taste, some strong coffee and bit of burnt brown sugar in flavor. Pretty nice flavor, even if it feels quite sweet from time to time. Rich mouthfeel though, roasted notes and some dark bitter chocolate in aftertaste and long-lasting roasted notes of coffee. A bit of cardamom spicyness and slight burning warmth in finish.