KnutAlbert (5789) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Barcelona.
My guess is that this is a Schwatzbier rather than a stout. Malty, yet dryness and a hint of soot. Not earth shattering but fine with food.
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle then into an English pint. The bottle was black; not green like photo. From notes 4/7/2012. Very dark brown with a huge foamy beige/tan head which had spotty light lace. Weak retention. Sweet roasted nose with a touch of lactose. Taste has sweet malts with light chocolate. However, also an odd fruit / sourness. Does finish dry. I haven’t had much Spanish beer in recent years so… hard to get a good base-line for other brews from Spain. This dry stout was ok.
NordicV (1003) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mörkbrun öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av rostad malt och en lätt surhet. Smak av rostad malt och lite kaffe. Mer en mörk lager än en dry stout?
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque red (under bright light) with creamy head that lasts. Peppery stout with oatmeal and cereal notes. Spicy, clean finish.
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL thanks to the dfrom crew. Pours overly carbonated, clear ruby. Beige, short lived head. Nose is minerally, grape soda, heavy crystalline sugar and gummy candies. Taste is minerally, aerated, small chocolate, small coffee. Very light, drained of body, over attenuated, some earthy dirt/iron. Pretty raw and dirty.
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($4.50): At least the US bottles don’t come in the idiotic green glass, but I feel like the brown is not much better, because this might be infected. Anyway, it pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is funky chocolate and malts. Taste is slightly sour. Otherwise, it is like a light stout. Tastes like a Jolly Pumpkin stout, except that I think that this one was done by accident. And with the completion of this beer I still have never actually tried a CCM beer the way it is supposed to taste. Still, I gotta say that I don’t really mind the sourness.
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at B*12, Girona. Black - offwhite head. Metal. Burned. Light milkey. Rather burned. Light licorice. Light coffee. Ok malty. Light finish. Nice.
mzaar (1371) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mörk, mörkbrun öl, med stort gräddigt cappuccinofärgat skum. Doft av lingon, rågbröd och mörk choklad, samt något artificiellt. Smaker av mörk choklad, kaffe och vanilj. Kolsyrig och torr munkänsla. Ingen jättegod öl.
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of wood, toasted black malt, old coffee, cherry skin and cereal grain. Possible slight infection. Dryish finish.
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Punavuoran Ahvan, Helsinki. Very deep brown head, close to black, small beigeish brown head. Aroma roasted malts, toffee, some chocolate and mild ashes. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, some wood, mild toffee and some slight bitterness in the finish.