Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a snifter. Bottled on 25-04-2013. Like pouring motor oil, thick, very dark, looks pitch black in the glass with absolutely no light passing through. Wonderfull dark brown fluffy head, good lacing. Not the most powerful and "in your face" aroma, but very complex and subtle, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, a huge amount of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate, plus a hint of dark fruits (think berries). Perfectly balanced in the mouth, with a slight coffee and roasty bitterness that counteract a chocolaty, almost milky sweetness. A light ashy/smoky sensation on the tongue as well. The body is velvety full, with a oily texture that coats the lips, and a soft and gentle carbonation. No trace of the alchool at all, ridiculously well hidden. A damn well crafted foreign stout, nothing more to add!
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle. Pours the darkest brown body, under a low lasting latte head. Aroma of well roasted dark malts, leaving whiffs of burnt caramel, licorice, soot and black chocolate. Near full body, smooth mouthfeel. Heavily roasted malt flavor. Not very sweet, with tones of peppery chocolate, licorice and soot/ash. Both malt- and hop-bitterness linger in a lasting finish. Potent stuff, good drinkabilty.
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Alesbymail. Pours Black With a small creamy head. Lovely roast, coffee , milky chocolate and fresh hops. Smooth , soft and filing texture. Bitter finish from both roast and hops. Close to perfection.
Desverger (8719) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - black pour with a medium tan head. Roasted and toasty malts, caramel, some choc, sweet initial kick with a good roasted bitter finish.
mike_77 (5569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Never seen a beer this thick before. Has the texture of melted ice cream. I like rich and oily beer but this was maybe too much. Aroma and flavour have a touch of smoke and lots of bitter roasted malt. Small amount of spice and dark chocolate. Some woody dryness in the finish.
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Desverger.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, hops and dark chocolate with burnt notes.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and roasted bread with notes of hops and burnt notes.
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black beer wirh a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, straw, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, ans soy sauce, leading to a drru finish.
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light liqourice and dark breadish. Thick chocolate, roasted and light liqourice note. Bitter and dark malty finish.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Kris Wines, London. Poured black as a raven’s wing with a noice tan head. Chocolate coffee and booze in the nose. Lovely creamy smooth mouthfeel. Malts, coffee, chocolate and hops all at the party flavour-wise. Hugely drinkable and the ABV masking is just superb. Cracking stout this.
PhillyCraft (5925) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought to tasting by Zero. Poured dark brown, nearly black. Medium head/lacing. Aromas are tasting notes of espresso, roast, char, coffee and malt. Very rich and luxurious body/mouthfeel. Like it.