77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ ABC Beers. Poured into a Hennessy cognac glass. No bottling date printed. Dark chestnut brown, light dark red copper hue, soy chocolate milk head, fizzing away soy milk bubbles. Nose is roasty, light herbal coffee, soy milk chocolate, touch chicory coffee, mellow roast. Taste is bitter herbal coffee, leaves, wild herbs, rooibos, grainy, lots of chicory coffee, cheap chalky chocolate, soy chocolate milk, hazelnut,… Light bodied & fizzy. It is a very light, fizzy almost UK style stout focused on herbal, rooisbos & liquorish type notes with roast. A sweetness that reminds me a bit of almond milk. Not really to my preferences but interesting and enjoyable all the same. I really like these guys, hopefully I will wind up at their brewpub one day & I will see their new releases available in Belgium so that I can tick them & keep up :) after all we aren’t too far removed, hell this beer was contract brewed in Belgium.
mjs (4934) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 22/09/20, at Viisi Penniä, 20150220) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had creaminess, burnt malts and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, sweetness, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bitter. A well done stout despite the a little bit excessive burtness.
CraftBeerNick (1054) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Arendsnest, 11th February 14. Nice smooth stout, good flavours, ash, coffee, cocoa. One to be revisited
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium sized foamy beige head. Toasty aroma of coffee. Medium bitter, mostly dry taste.
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berntholer (1161) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
stable dense beige head fades with foamhead and lacing. dark brown colour. aroma is roasted malts, bit soapy, bit green/vegetal. taste is like aroma, ash with a pronounced bitterness from the roasted malts, bit astringent end. dry mouthfeel. rather thin body, medium carbonation. 33cl / bd sep-2014
TheFoamhead (151) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It’s the coffee and the malty sweetness that dominate the taste of this beer. Hops are well present, not too much though. The whole is a bit watery and the body is too light for the style.
jookos (2914) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@5p. Black. Dark soft roasty. Chocolate, some wood, soft roasty leather. Med light bodied, black berries, light on the palate. Soft bittered. Pretty nice clean made porter-stout.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, honey, flavor of chocolate, caramel, coffee, medium bodied.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas & Vova. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, a bit of coffee and an acidic touch. Roasty flavor, rather dry, with an acidic note, coffee, a bit of dark chocolate and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
Leighton (12639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the train home during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours black-brown with a rich, tan froth. The nose has lots of roast, burnt wood and dry chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with notes of ash, earth, chocolate and burnt meat. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Nice and roasty on the finish with dry, chalky cocoa. Good balance and depth. Solid.