CraftBeerNick (1533) - 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 (1824) - 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.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
berntholer (1507) - 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 (247) - Vught, 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 (4223) - 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 (4092) - 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 (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Re-rate 8/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Roasty, ashy, coffee, a bit of chocolate, and acidic touch. Good. Better than last time. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
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. 5/3/6/3/13=3
Leighton (16268) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (13048) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, fruchtig, Beeren, Kaffee, leicht hopfig.
Idiosynkrasie (5553) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, roasty, herbal, some liquorice, effluvia of artificial vanilla and chocolate flavours, hundreds and thousands, marshmallows. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly herbal, minimally salty, bitter hoppy overtones, hints of liquorice, soup cube; slightly crumbly palate.