BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa: A deep brown hue with reddish highlights and topped by a large frothy tan head and beautiful lace. The aroma has notes of mocha, carmel and burnt malts, aromatic and grassy hops, raisin, apple, and grainy esters. The taste starts with a noticeable twangy fruity and almost lactic sourness which is supported by a rich caramel and mocha tone. The oat nature is detected as runs like blood vessels throughout the beer offering the lifeblood of this "sweet, yet not-so-sweet" stout. The finish has a nice bitter and coffee snap which cleans the palate and produced a wanting for more. Some lingering smokiness as well adds to complexity and depth. The feel however is too carbonated and presents a thin-body. An improvement in this area and this stout would rival Bells and Rogue’s offerings. Despite what I just wrote about the palate feel, this is still one excellent brew and something most stouties should try to acquire from our friends in Northern Europe. I’m glad I did and had the chance to be the first American to rate this beer on the site. Ahhh, thanks again Mads!
erohne (28) - NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Veldig svak aroma, og lukter merkelig bok nesten ingen ting. God smak, men hadde kledd ørlite grann mer sødme. Det hadde høynet denne for meg. Men en ganske god øl.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lowenbrau (1448) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pours black with little tan head, vanishing, poor head retention, poor lacing.Roasty, coffee, chickory, some "wet" aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average to high carbonation. Taste is coffee, roasty, watered down. Mild bitter. Dry and roasty aftertaste. More or less ok for its low abv, but not a sweet stout.
angel77 (32) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo feroz. De color negro intenso sin nada de espuma aunque presenta en boca bastante gas. Sabores tostados y ahumados bastante contenidos y un sabor final a regalíz negro y algo amargo. No es una de las mejores nogne que he probado
rosenbergh (5541) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. #924. Brewed on 15/02/13. BB 15/02/14. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Black colour with a light reddish hue and small tan head.
Roasted malt, mild coffee, oaty sweetness and mild ashy dryness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt and notes of coffee, ashy dryness and oaty smoothness. Thin. Maybe this is a bit compromised as they say.
RickFifty (80) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown to black color, light brown head. Massive amounts of foam after opening leaving me with the impression that the bottle has gone bad. Chocolate and coffee nose, caramel malt, burnt sugar and a hint of raisin. Light coffee taste, butter, low bitterness. Grainy mouthfeel, light body.
arsol (191) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart farge med beige fint skum. lukter godt sjokolade. Noe kaffe i smaken. Litt tam i smaken. Mangler 2 alkoholprosent:-). Ellers god og lang i ettersmak.
msbernac (145) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance-black, tan foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter,
Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,
Overall- well balanced, very good beer
smmaaren (148) - NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Kiwi supermarket. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma is roasty and malty. Taste is light sweet. Nice stout.
Vighals (393) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med lys brunt skum. Havre, sjokoladelukt. Litt bitter sjokolade i smaken. Lite kullsyre.
StilleStorm (222) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown lasting head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, rasin, chocalate and licorice. Taste much as same as aroma with some hops. Creamy mouthfeel with a pleasant finish.