Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Oakdale Arms, Harringay, London, 28 Nov 2007) Black colour with foamy, brown head. Roasted nose with notes of chocolate, sweet liquorice, dark fruit and cocoa. Roasted taste with dark chocolate, strong sweet coffee, liquorice, teriyaki sauce, hints of dark rhum and coffee liqueur. Sweetish, slightly over medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Lovely beer with lots of complexity.
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 2   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : 1   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Sweetish stout in which bluberry-like perfumes dominate the roastiness.
anders37 (16455) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty fruity dark fruit aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty dark fruit and chocolate flavor. Roasted malty finish.
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) (7:5:8:3:13=3.6)
Chocolate aroma, smooth chocolatey taste too. Some sweet malt, maybe too sweet.
Rerate: Gravicask (PBBF2012, Wed) (7+:4:7+:4+:15=3.7+++)
Super rich sweet choco. So mellow and drinkable. Scrummy!
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity : Coalheavers Arms BF. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavour is bold dark chocolate, coffee and christmas cake. Vanilla sweetness rounds out the hop bitterness.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Tavern, WA1, Warrington. Clear black color with a small virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark chocolate, coffee mild, burnt, licorice. Initial flavor is moderate sweet, finish flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06-07-07 This was another one that I tried prior to the festival but also got to taste once or twice thereafter. Poured black without much of a head. This tasted a bit like putting one’s finger into a jar of cocoa (but very dark bitter cocoa) there was some creaminess there but it was very much held back, it finished off in a nice roasty dry fashion. Maybe it was me but unusually I just didn’t get on with many of the dark beers this weekend and felt that I’ve short changed them a bit with my ratings, I will try again and hopefully will rate this in a better light.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity, Merton Beer Festival. Black. A little amber around the edges. Fine tan head. Intense, exagerated aroma, a tartness halfway between chocolate and balsamic vinegar. Balsamic in the flavor, mineral, saline. Roast is present in an oyster sort of way. Dry. Challenging. Almost abusively full-flavored. One that lingers in my brain after some of the other tastes of the festival have receded.
camdrinker (11) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and so very licquorice to me. A smooth solid pint this one; best on a chilly night. I seem to drink is mostly at the St.Radegund in winter... By the way, it looks fantastic in the glass: Clear but extremely dark (almost impossible to see through!), with a good head.
jimbles85 (10) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Regular winter visitor to the St Radegund. A smashing stout, brimful of sweet dark chocolate and vanilla and a powerful but refined roasted coffee. A firm favourite