Dorkenstein (339) - - OCT 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of roasted malts, anise, char, and dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts and black licorice with some char and chocolate.
kennybates (12) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It looks and tastes like soda pop. I was really anticipating something extraordinary based on the reviews, so perhaps that build up has left me flatter than this stout. Damn.
Augdraught1981 (261) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Semi-opaque dark pour with a lightly colored khaki head. The aroma is oddly fruity with an equally odd absence of roast. Oooh that’s nice and different. The flavor is complex with some spice, fruit, licorice, floral and a delicate bitterness inside of a creamy textured body. Maybe its because I just had a different stout minutes before, but I cannot detect more than a very small hint of roasted barley. This almost defies the simple category of sweet or oatmeal stout. Much more complex than just roast & coffee or chocolate. This is special. I resist giving this 20 out of 20 but why not, this is as good & 3 dimensional as any trappiste ale.
BerlesGirl13 (4) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excelent oatmeal stout, not as bitter as many stouts, but also not as dark a flavour. It has a lighter, nutter flavour.
gyllenbock (7166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2015.
Black with a small tan head. Sweet with oat, chocolate, caramel and some light coffee. Medium mouthfeel. A descent one.
bubblehouse (1160) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks good in the glass. Has a nice flavor but slightly lacking in its aroma. Drinkable.
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Couleur : noire.
Apparence : opaque.
Malt rôti, léger de chocolat, notes de café.
Entrée de bouche : malt rôti doux avec des notes lactiques et de café
Un léger support de caramel discret avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen-mince.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement crémeuse.
Finale : moyenne-longue, légèrement amère de rôti avec des notes de chocolat et de houblon herbeux.
Bosco (278) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost opaque, with minimal head and lacing.
Fruity sweetness, coffee, chocolate, licorice, grapes.
$9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA
JDBaker11058 (1764) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown, thick medium tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: dark and milk chocolate, light espresso, vanilla. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, toasted black bread, cold-pressed coffee, cream, light earth. Finish: roasty, smooth, sweet, and creamy. Notes: Perfect example of the style. Palate was excellent. Bottle from Total Wine and More in Alexandria, Virginia.
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ As New Holland The Poet ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, oat, light chocolate, moderate coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, oat, light roasted. Body is medium full to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.