yngwie (13418) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 375no. Thanks to nilsas. It’s a clear brown beer with a minimal sized, dense, beige head. The aroma is roasted and lightly vinous, with a faint chocolate touch in the back. A bit boring I think, and that applies to the flavor as well. Roasted malts, some chocolate and a touch of wine. Medium body, soft on the palate. Lightly burnt finish. A decent beer indeed, with a nice vinous touch. Suffers a little from the ABV though. 140530
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma is dark malts with coffee, cocoa, leather and some oak. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with coffee, kandi and dark fruits.
sulawang (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: Pours dark cola brown with a small creamy head, a decent layer of retention, not much lacing, some slow micro streams around the perimeter.
Nose: mellow burnt sour roasted malt, woodiness (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: watery-thin/non-oily, micro bubbly-tingly
Mid-palate: immediate light-med sour w/ fruity grape, (lvl-2)-sweetness, hint of funk, (MAIN) roasted malts, caramel, coffee
Finish: woody, coffee, clean malt finish.
Summary: Unbelievably sippable. It wasn’t the flavours that wow’d me but the sheer drinkability and complete balance that it exhibited instead.
CapFlu (4501) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lasting frothy beige head atop a near opaque reddish black body. Nose is resiny and slightly sour. Flavour of dry stout with a mild tart berry background. Dry through the finish. Tasty. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights for around $10.
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is off, it reminds me of plants and vegetables. Taste malts, dark malts and other typical stout - flavors but the beer is a bit thin bodied. Still, it’s quite nice imo flavor wise, but I dislike the aroma. Well, not a real succes imo.
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown colour with a small to medium light brown head. Smells wood, oak, roasty, coffee, chocolate, nuts, bourbon. Tastes some coffee, roasty, some chocolate, some wood, very watery. Thin body, fizzy carbo.
Meilby (7474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, wood and hint of vanilla. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with a dry roasted, chocolate and oak finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, some roasted notes and wood. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, vanilla and oak. Medium body, average carbonation.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small bottle. Pours black, not much head. Nose is not much, a bit of choc malt, a bit of wine. Flavour lacks any sort of oomph, a touch of roast, the wine is there at least, better than the grand marnier, but a pretty weak beer, dry stouts shouldn’t be casked. Not really many "subtle" flavours to discuss, either. I can buy Sauternes for the same amount by volume, I don’t see why I wouldn’t just drink that.
dfearnley (943) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to wine glass
Grape, lemon, leather, and wood. Deep reddish brown with a thin off whote head. Taste is vinous, chocolate, and roasted malt. Very light for a stout, but nice.