Sask89 (328) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is muted, with a presence of toasted malts and light coffee scents, there is also some slight fruit notes. Taste is a mild sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. Really enjoyed this beer.
Cunningham (3037) - 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 (784) - 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 (118) - 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 (410) - 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 (372) - 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.
Beer3000 (3762) - 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.
kerenmk (1241) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at La 100 de Beri, Bucharest, Romania. Black, opaque with a frothy white head. Slightly roasty aroma, with raisins and salt, oyster-stout-like. Interesting taste - sausage, iodine, dried fruit and dry in general. Smooth texture, full body, some chocolate in the finish.
Lilja (992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av choklad, rök, malt och en aning kaffe. Fadd och torr karaktär med lätt beska.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110325.
Pours dark hazy copper color with a small head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and some ripe fruits, mild grassy notes too. Flavor of caramel malts, fruits, vanilla, chocolate, mild hops and wood.