Sigmund (4949) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl. oz. bottle, as Left Coast’s Black Magic Stout, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.7%. Pitch black colour, big to moderate brown head. The aroma has the expected notes of coffee and dark chocolate, but also fruity and vinous notes. The flavour has strong roasty notes, coffee and dark chocolate again, but also some fruity notes in the background. Nice one.
theOptimator (283) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is licorice, dark roast, coffee, chocolate, peaty/biscuit. Appearance is dark brown almost black with small dark tan head. Taste is peat roasty forward. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, hint of smoke. Bit of sourness finished off. Very malty. Palate is medium+. Chocolate and biscuit/peat linger. Overall a good foreign/sweet stout. Could use a bit more hops IMO and more complexity. Not even in the same league as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout as the description suggests.
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, fruity hops. Flavor is dark fruit, hops, chocolate, roasted malt and smoke. Nice lacings.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruity notes, citrus hop and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, liquorish, citrus hop and light smoke.
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a big and lasting tan head. Aroma of citrus hops, licorice, tar and a touch of smoke. alanced flavour with intense licorice, coffee notes and citrus hops.
ClubGonzo (3923) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Palme @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a black body with small, off-white head which dies rather quickly. Nose is lactic sourness and some dry burnt tones. Taste is burnt toast and roasted malts, with hints of coffee. A bit short on flavor, just like the style it seeks to emulate. OK, but not really my thing.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.65l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen shared with ClubGonzo. Pours a black body with a fading kaki head. Aromatically there is a sour woody vinegarish note, leather and roasted malts. Low carbonation and medium-bodied. Flavors are of course dominated by roasted malts with notes of paper, salty liquorish and tar. Also hints of chocolate and cocoa. Got better and better when it got some temperature and in the end it got quite roasty with a milky mouthfeeling and perhaps a sourish twist. However, unfortunately this falls a bit through for me and it’s close but no cigar.
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Jan 2011. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Chocolate and mild coffee roast. A bit of smoke, dark fruit and hops. Full bodied and smooth. Nice
saxo (13796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from H.J. Hansen. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, chocolate, roast malt and hops, nuts and hops. Very smooth. Excellent stout.
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Koning. Black with puffy tan head. Sweet dark chocolate nose. Taste of chocolate, malts, sweet. But too watery in my opinion.