mcberko (8544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Partizan, pours black with a tiny brown head. Nose brings dark fruits, licorice and roasted malt. Flavour brings out licorice, light tartness and a touch of cocoa. Not a fan of the licorice and tartness, but it’s not bad. Okay.
olliejobbins (1261) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 8.1%. Pours quite a gloopy dark brown with brown head that disappears after 30 seconds. aroma is coffee, molassess and malts. Taste - it’s pretty viscous stuff. Dark fruits, coffee, peat and a little licorice. Very nice.
imdownthepub (11146) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg (8.0%) at The Partizan Brewery Tap, Bermondsey. Black with tan head. There is a heavy roasted, chocolate maltiness to this from the start, bitter, liquorice, slightly tarry. Thick on the palate, some alcohol pluminess. Good stuff.
Andy_ (887) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, 8,2% version, bottled 1/10/14
Dark cola brown, almost black beer with light brown head. Aroma has milk chocolate, coffee, licorice, toasted dark bread and toffee. Aroma goes by quickly, after 5 minutes it doesn’t really have anything. Flavor is dark chocolaty and roasted. Palate is medium full and slick. Finish has medium or stronger bitterness. Aftertaste is dark chocolaty, grapefruity bitter and roasted with coffee acidicy. Some alcohol. I love the aroma but this could be thicker and less acidic.
Estebanik (73) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jeden z lepszych extra stoutów jakie piłem! Zaczynając od koloru "jet black", przez trwałą, beżową, drobniutką pianę i intensywny czekoladowo-palony aromat, kończąc na pełnym, palono-goryczkowym finiszu. Szkoda, że polskie piwowarstwo raczej nie ma szczęścia do extra stoutów:(
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, coffee, mudcake and grass. Rich flavour of roasted malts, coffee, bitter berry notes, strong bitterness, alcohol and chocolate. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol warms. Rich and tasty.
sokuzs1 (165) - - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: dark chocolate, some roasty and soy sauce notes
Taste: medium bitter, light sweet, roasty, chocolate
Finish is too astringent and it’s too fizzy for a stout.
jaghana (4418) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl traded with Ollie many thanks, my bottle has 8.1° ! A dark beer with medium creamy head. Nose is very nice on chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Aroma is on the same, creamy, quite complex, coffee and licorice notes with a smooth body on dark caramel. Extremely drinkable and pleasant.
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a large beige head. Roasted malts and caramel on the nose, dark chocolate, cocoa and some coffee too. Chocolaty, malty flavor with roasty and even a bit burnt notes, sweet caramel and cocoa powder on the finish, mild hops too. Rich and heavy, creamy palate with low carbonation. A very nice chocolaty brew.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottled Dec 2014 at 8.4%, short review at a work do at a BYOB. Black, small tan head. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is oily, floral hop offset against ashy dark malts, medium bitterness. Big rounded flavour. Lovely.