mbgrayson (467) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, with almost no head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is sweet, with notes of malt, chocolate, and maybe a hint of coffee. Thumbs up.
Beerheart65 (797) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany with thin beige head and bit lacing. Bit vinous esters, dark ripe fruits, licorice, coffee and chocolate. Medium body, slightly roasted and sweet flavor, long roasted finish, slightly bitter. Tasty and nuanced, good one.
Tide (1283) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from supermarket. Red color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with caramel, citrus, nuts and roasted malts. Bittersweet finish with caramel and nuts. Very nice old ale.
Cunningham (3667) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark ruby color with a tan head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Toffee, coffe, light roasted malt and some fruity notes.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Oily texture.
Taste: Toffee, vinous, mild roasted malt and some fruity notes.
Overall impression: Nice evening sipper by the fire.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.
kingstoni (1168) - FINLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Dark brown color with no head. Aroma of roasted malt and licorice. Flavors are the same with some hops and grapes. A bit salty taste.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet peated aroma. Very dark color with nice white foamy head. Taste some sweet smoke but very watery. Thin with no carbonation.
Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"The colour of a ruby red wine"?? Then I got something else, unless you’re referring to a Cahors. This was nice and black ruby almost like an amethist boiled in molasses (nothing to do with the flavours or scents). I loved the chocolate in the aroma, milky, very much as the Orkney Dragonhead, but now with a touch of capuccinno and the expected peat. Flavours of roasted malts quite strong, on that background of chocolate, with dates, some other fruits (perhaps the figs) and whisky. Still, even though it is stronger than the Dragonhead, it feels thinner. I’d still call it a stout though. I loved the finsih, which danced around my tongue tingle for quite a while, producing generous salivation, somehow giving me a tremendous amount of satisfaction, as it reminded me of Cate Blanchett in "Bandits".
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan had with good retention and lacing. Moderate aroma of coffee, toast and toffee. Flavor is similar with hints of coffee, bitter chocolate, raisins and toffee/brown sugar sweetness. Mouthfeel is a little thin and finish is slightly astringent.
Sarpa (512) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 50cl @ home. pours dark brown with a small beige head. sweet coca aroma. soft malty cocoa, chocolate flavor with some vanilla.
Beer4000 (4101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a fine beige head. Lovely aroma of roasted dark malt, mocha, dry fruit and coffee. Flavor is sweet, roasted dark malt, coffee, dry fruit, hint of vanilla and chocolate with balanced bitterness. Fine body and good aftertaste.