leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and floral pine with earthy notes and nutty, woody notes. Dark berries with some smoke and peat. Nutty cocoa nibs with trace vanilla. Flavours are nutty roast malts with bittersweet grapefruit and resinous pine. Mint with peppery notes and dark chocolate. Winter berries with herbal, leafy notes. Dry and peppery to finish. Very nice.
Davros (1477) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows roasted coffee, some piny, spicy hops, mild roasted malt. The coffee note is lovely.
More coffee as a flavour, but little malt to back things up. Some piny hops.
Needs a thicker body.
johninmelb (1005) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh, that’s interesting! Would you call it a stout? I’m not sure - it seems to walk the thin line between that and a BIPA. Nevertheless, it’s fine - licorice, coffee and, weirdly, shellfish notes on the nose. Pours charcoal black with a thin head but fat lace. One of many contradictions in this beer I would add. Flavour is fabulous - lime zest, lemonade, coffee grounds, damp earth, graprefruit, pine resin, burnt crispy bits from the bottom of a roast tin, and fresh, cold mango all combine in an epic agglomeration in the glass. What can I say? It rocks. It engenders bad puns, and I arbor a suspicion I’ll want moor of it in the very near future.
anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice aroma with hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hoppy bitter hints in the aftertaste.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, chocolate, cocoa powder, soot, grassy, metal notes, earthy, floral, notes of licorice, vanilla notes, citrus, caramel. Hoppy soot flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, ash, some tar, citrus, woody notes. Lots of flavors to be this ABV. Roasted finish with dark chocolate, soot, Wood, earthy notes and some grass. Very nice.
spacecube (342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, almost solid black with decent head & lacing. Solid carbonation. Aroma of chocolate malts, coffee, smoke & citrus, piney hops. Nice. Well balanced, not very bitter. Finish is quite thin for a stout,, it’s got a lot in common with a Black IPA. Decent
ekstedt (4544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Deep roasted malt aromas with coffee and some tar, citric and piney hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@home from ales by mail
Dark brown with frothy tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate and watermelon on the nose. Rich citrus and watermelon with chocolate, then the coffee comes pounding in from the sidelines. Rich, fruity, smooth, coffee continues throughout melding perfectly with the malt and hops. V sessionable too.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biege head dark pour medium carbonation aromas coffee bean freshness malt vanilla caramel touch dark sugar flavours strong coffee bean taste sharp on palate medium ibu mild fruit really outdone by coffee taste chocolate mild the finish mild hops really strong coffee bean aftertaste ande bitter a little lopsided but okay
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a complicated stout. Some smoke in the aroma. Top notes of coffee and bourbon vanilla. There is pine resin then followed by raisins and chocolate. Dry and hoppy finish. Feint aftertaste of liquorice.