Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh from the 22-ounce bottle its sets an onyx color, the head a two-fingered chocolate brown, creamy and as it ever so slowly vanishes, the lace forms a thick and surrounding sheet. Nose is full of chocolate, sweet and chewy, hops and a bit of smoke backs it up, a delectable treat for the olfactory senses. Front is rich in malt, sweet and thick, hops and burnt grain provide a delectable spicy bitterness, top is full bodied and rich. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops pleasingly spicy, a touch of warming and the aftertaste thick and dry, a stout lovers dream.
bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep reddish black, medium tan head, great lacing. Aruba is roasty, bit of ash. Flavor has roasty coffee, a bit of smoke. Medium body, quite nice.
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
The last beer of the night delivered the experience I was looking for all evening. A filling stout with a sweet edge it is like a bigger bolder version of Guinness done in house. Maybe I should have just skipped the hop driven taps completely.
Aroma / Appearance - A pour the color of deep black coffee sticks to the rim of the glass. Soft mocha head adds a nice edge. Walnuts, almonds, coffee, and black earthy malts provide a smoky presence of a dark alley at night.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet licorice, malts, coffee, and other flavors provide a dry texture. The profile is decent but what makes this work are some of the intangibles. A finish lasts quite a while but this is still easy to drink. Whether you take your time or rush through the pint you’ll experience a well crafted release.
KennethArd (229) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted aroma with coffee, cocoa & chocolate. Full black with small creamy long lasting brown head. Medium sweet taste with a light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture & average carbonation.
Barreras (969) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark brown color with aroma of roasted barley. Taste is of mild coffee with chocolate notes. You can also taste the roasted barley after the swallow. A decent stout, especially for a restaurant craft.
TheJvd (833) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a nice light brown head. Big chocolate aroma with roasted malts and some coffee. Flavour is also chocolate, roasted malts and a little sourness. Nice body and quite a nice beer with a good chocolate taste.
dEnk (3781) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma has loads of chocolate, some roast and ash, some liquorice. Flavour is chocolate,roasty malts, liquorice. Quite dry. Nice one.
MaartenRF10 (1586) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, light brown had. Aroma of chocolate and some coffee, with a sour hint. Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Nice chocolate aftertaste. Good body and full carbo.
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber sampled @ RBBSG 2012 - Left -over edition. Thx. to Benzai. Pours black with a mocha head. Sweet chocolate, sweeter roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, lightly creamy, spices, bitter light hops aftertaste. Ok bodied - not bad.
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours black with a tan head, Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and oatmeal. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
daje (2254) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body, light brown head. Strong roasty aroma with chocolate, caramel and malt bitterness. Complex taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, burned wood, spices. Nice bitterness through it all, and a lasting warm finish.