MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Draught at the Bishops in Malmö. Black as night with a virtually impenetrable tan head. The bar lady had some real fun pouring it and must have taken at least 5 minutes to pour just a half. Pour settle pour settle pour. Bless. Might have been a lot easier if she held the glass up to the tap. Anyway, creamy roast coffee aroma with milky malt notes and rather perfumed. Flavour is similar with some extra fruit. Rather bland really. Slight hops on finishing. Considering how it looks the mouthfeel was surprisingly a little on the thin side. Not bad.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. A simple stout with somewhat medicinal notes of coffee and liquorice.
thewolf (10695) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA.
Really impressive pour - almost black with a gigantic creamy beige head on top. It fizzes away very slowly. Aroma is filled to the brink with deep, dark chocolate and a roasted tobacco note. Mouthfeel is rather nice, a little thin perhaps, but it is only 3,8 %... There is still a good carbonation. Impressive flavour for a beer that shouldn’t even have been able to age this long! Sweetish chocolate dominate between some smokiness and light coffee notes. Very dry feel. Though the hops are long gone, the roasted coffee tones take over nicely to balance the sweet chocolate. I’m just really impressed that a 3,8 % beer in not oxidized at all. Wonderful!
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stockholm beer festival ... Deep black ... sweet ovaltine malts some tobaco ... rich malt ... some tobacco some bitter chocolate ... bit over powering esp for how late on i had it.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low and quickly disappearing light brown head. Wauw this is black my man. Nice coffee aroma. Pretty heavily carbonated and hoppy coffee flavor. Long coffee aftertaste. Feels a bit thin though.
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arm, Järntorget, Gothenburg, 1 Aug 2007) Pitch black colour with brief brown head. Roasted nose with tobacco, chocolate and black coffee. Roasted taste with notes of tobacco, liquorice and black bitter coffee. A bit like unsweetened, black, cold coffee. Dry, rather thin body. Very nice one, but some more backbone wouldn’t hurt.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Black with mocha colored head. Chocolate and roasted malt, almost soot in taste.. Quite thin, being a stout. Some sweetness.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haket-Göteborg, shared with a bunch of RBs. Pitch black with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has massive chocolate notes and the flavour is hoppy, has a lot of chocolate, a light sweetness and a lot of coffee. The body is surprisingly full, and I’m a sucker for beers with a lot of flavour even if the ABV is low, so I gets extra points for this and it’s charm!! 2372
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 Bottle at a restaurant in Malmo, 19th May 09. Very near black, small tan head. Soft roasted malt aroma. Typical roasted, toasty flavour. Quite dry. Overall a decent dry stout - far better than when I originally tried it in Malmo a couple of years before (original rate was a 1.9 on draught at the Bishops Arms)
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Svenska Dagar 2006).
Smells almost lagery. Definitely a beer, but says "light". Which is odd, as it is black, and has a beautiful dark head. The first taste disappoints - it just has 1 strong very burnt flavour, but no depth. Subsequently comes over as more of an Irish stout. OK.(4:5:5:3:9=2.6)
Rerate (Hilpea Haukki)
nice rich stout. needs a reraqte