suurjuust (1642) - ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black beer, medium brown head. Nose is roasty notes, malt, coffee. Flavor is roast, malt, grainy sour notes, coffee. Smoke in the bitter-roasty finish, lingering roast and coffee. A very quaffable stout
Kauge (610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle from Liviko Alcostore in Tallinn harbour (€ 3,20), Sept 2014. BB Apr 2016. Pours an extremely dark brown (black in the glass) with a dark tan head that rather quickly drops down, leaving a thin layer and some beautiful lacing. Nose... very distinct Golding hops and roasted malts - to me this is gives off a strange "rubbery British sourness" I cannot seem to get accustomed to. I also get raw cocoa beans. Taste is more roasty with notes of cold coffee and very bitter chocolate. It begins with a medium sweetness, this quickly turns into roasty, more sour than bitter, and finishes with a mellow, roasty (again, rubbery) sourness. Body is light, it has a rather thin but prickly carbonation, palate on the dry side. Maybe I’ll grow to like this sort of stuff when I’m old.
EyeAmBaldman (368) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits and smoke. Taste is sweet at first then a bit of coffee and roasted malt. Low ABV kind of hurts this one. Didn’t get much better when warmer.
jamestulloch (1929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Judith Glue. Black body with a medium tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of creamy milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavour of chocolate, filter coffee and burnt toast. Medium body with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A smooth, easy drinking Stout.
taylorderek (30) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark body with Caramel colour head poured into tulip glass.
From fridge: Body and head are both fairly thin with an average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Very faint aroma of beer and mocha. Sweet, dark chocolate flavours battle on the tongue with the more bitter hoppy flavours. (2.5 rating)
Chilled: Taste becomes more rounded as the beer warms. Would recommend letting the bottle warm for ten minutes from the fridge before opening to really get the smoky mocha vibe that makes this beer worthwhile. Body becomes smoother and more aromatic. Beer much more balanced and enjoyable. (3.4, used this rating)
rarbring (1787) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Nice fruitiness, some smoke, sessionable. Small body.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-07-19.
thirstyrabbit (1363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark body, medium tall tan head. Aroma has cocoa, light coffee roast and some praline candies. Medium sweet roasty taste with oats and cocoa. Smooth finish with a very light dryness. Nice but I’m more fond of stronger stouts.
agent_persik (512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, licorice, coffee, ripe fruits. Taste has roasted malt, bacon, coffee, berries, hops - dry, a bit salty with mild bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice and interesting stout.
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, medium beige head slowly fades. Aromas roasted malt and traces of smoke and liquorice. Initial taste is sour but eventually quite balanced. Finish is tempered bitter. Little carbonation.
Marduk (3636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays, Roast, chocolate, sweet, raisins, licorice in aroma. Quite mild aroma. Smoked, roast, slight sourness, touch of rubber in taste. Beautiful long lasting roast in aftertaste. Very soft carbonation. Very enjoyable.