Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Churchkey.
Very black with a large tan head. Aroma of cocoa and pepper. Flavor is is bitter chocolate, but very, very bitter. Very thin body. Smoky finish. Two bartenders had high opinions of this one, but three of us customers thought it was a drainpour. You decide.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark but clear red with a gusher for a head, tall foamy airy light tan head. Aroma has some nice roast but there are some bad bad bad infection things going on, rotten urinal cake, roadkill, some fruit. Flavor is sweet tropical fruits and very nice creamy roast, chocolate cookie, and some odd infection to ruin it all. Thin and watery, low carbonation.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours deep brown with a ruby hue and a thick light tan head. Aroma of oh god, first a get some serious urinal cake, bleck, infected. After letting the head settle, I can pick up some decent dark roasty malts and dark fruits. I’d like to get more, but the urinal cake hasnt dissipated enough, Flavor is better. Starts with a sharp roasted malt, picking up some dark fruits and a very sweet character remains throughout. Finishes lightly bitter and a bit tangy. Medium body and a sharp carbonation again. If it weren’t infected it might be in the 3.3 area but as it goes, it could use less carbonation and more pleasant rounded malt character
JorisPPattyn (7672) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beige-yellow head, slightly irregular over ruby-shot, near black beer. Roasted malts & barley, chocolate, sweetish, very faint hops and moccha cookies. Sourish-bitterish burnt malts, ending in wholemeal or oatbiscuits, dry. Dry palate, faint coffee or moccha returning, whether well-bodied, suave. Surprising beer, too sweet and not roasted enough for the Irish stout it is supposed to be, but it makes for a pretty convincing oatmeal stout!
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - black in colour with a huge beige foam; robust aroma of mocha and vanilla; medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel and with a touch of acidity, slightly dry with a long chocolatey and coffeish finish
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from grocery store in Barcelona. Thin pour and minimal white head. Very roast toasty aroma. Lots of malt. Flavor is a bit sour though and maybe a bit of an artificial malty flavor in the finish. Very thin for a stout but not bad for a spanish beer.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A murky brown beer with a dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as light notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, slightly burnt, leading to a herbal finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Sim rate: bottle from Glaciar just off La Ramblas in Barca. It’s not bad. I say that as I expected the worst. One of my fave styles but not the best attempt. Roasty malt. Sweet toffee aroma. Sour notes. Doughy. Flavour is bitter and malty. Nice. I quite enjoyed it.
thebeertourist (4610) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bruxellensis 2008. Black with a big, creamy and lacing tan head. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate nose. Good roasted flavours throughout, dry. Relatively light-bodied, making me think more of a mild. So there is hope for Spain.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown with tiny beige head. Aroma has mild chocolate and coffee notes. Somewhat sweet flavour with caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits.