Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Erwin van Moll @ Van Moll Brewpub. Black color, medium sized light brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, roasted malts, coffee roast. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly coffee roast, a hint of leaves, soft to decently bitter. Dry finish, medium body and carbonation.
RichTheVillan (3135) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a big creamy tan head, light coffee aroma, taste has chocolate and coffee, some sweetness.
Beerhunter111 (7856) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergieß sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig süß. Geschmack schokoladig malzig, leicht trocken fruchtig, Kaffee.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Bought Aug 2011; BBE undated; Drank Jun 2012 - Opaque Black in colour. Very lively; highly carbonated. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of coffee, caramel, some chocolate, some vanilla. Hoppy; some balancing hop bitterness. Smooth, mellow, well balanced. Dry but sweet roast malty; NOT bitter. Very drinkable. Nice Stout!
Jamesthebrit (273) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is very oaky. Like old wet wood.
Dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste is very dry. very light. Sweet. Huge oak note.
Palate is strange.... dry but also quite sweet.
Overall this tastes exactly (like.... exactly!) like a homebrew I did which is strange because I have very little home brew skill. Maybe it’s good for the style but really not blowing my mind. Dry. Easy going. The huge oak note is sort of off for me.
Beachmaster (145) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown, with a massive medium brown head that lasts and leaves fair lacing. Nose is malt and coffee. Taste is malt and coffee, with a dry, clean finish. A slight sour taste on the finish, but not at all unpleasant. A rich, complex flavor profile.
forthebirds (26) - - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Caramel, chocolate, vanilla, roasty, and coffee malt tones. Pretty thin and watery. Palatable. Pretty tasty, but not my favorite. Lacks depth.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice brew. Dark black pour with a huge foamy beige head. The nose is roasty and a bit smoky with espresso, chocolate and oat notes. Smooth body overall with a nice robust yet relaxed feel.
Yorker (1250) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice - with a dry finish.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pitch black color, beige head. dry malty aroma, some chocolate and mild sourish fruits. Fruity taste as well, lactic notes, chocolate and roasted malts. Not really fond of the lactic notes here, otherwise decent.