KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Looks like my rating no. 5,000 came under the tracks at the Partizan brewery, with Neil, Mike, and Karim. 17 August 2013. Bottle. Salty, soy, coffee nose. Black with a nice, fine head. Creamy, sweet flavor, cola and soy sauce, nice and full-on, coffee, umami. Meaty. Nice.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brewery. Dark brown, golden colour. Aroma is bit spicy, roasty, bit of ginger. Taste similar lots of roast, quite nice, bit spicy too. Ginger, chocolate, slightly bitter.
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Pitch black body, small light beige head. Aroma is sweet licorice, ashes, filter coffee, hints of cocoa and leather. Taste is dark chocolate, licorice, hints of sweet grains, leather and hints of ashes and herbs. Full body, medium carbonation. Pretty good.
SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with medium off white head. Aroma of chocolate and a touch of lactose. Taste is burnt ash, chocolate, some dark fruits and some earth. medium bodied and a touch oily. I felt the burnt taste was too overpowering. I was a bit disappointed in this one. It was good but I was expecting a lot more.
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, lactose sugar, chocolate, coffee, licorice and hops.
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from trafalgar wines, Brighton.
Dark russet tinged brown with lacing of offwhite head. Coffee, dark chocolate, touch of tobacco. Full bodied, light carbonation, toasty malt, roast barley, dry, some burnt malt, ash.
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 330ml from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Black with tan head. What a wonderful aroma on opening, rich dark chocolate and roasty malts. Sleek pour, quite big on the palate with coffee husk and liquorice, very darkly roasted malt. A bobby dazzler.
jamestulloch (3428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Burnt toast, charcoal, dark chocolate, liquorice, plum and salted caramel.
Appearance: Black body with a thin beige head. Light lacing marks.
Taste: Similar to the aroma but with more coffee and a blackcurrant finish. Very bitter and roasted with virtually no hint of the high alcohol content.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation prickle.
Overall: A lovely, roasted Foreign Stout. This bottle was 8.7% ABV.
larsga (7296) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small beige head quickly disappears. Opaque black body. Roasty licorice aroma with spicy milky earthy notes. Dry-sweet chocolatey licorice and wood taste with earthy spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish chocolatey spicy wooden aftertaste with roasted rice and grain notes. Lovely, delicate, vivid, highly drinkable. (0.33l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle - shared by VastActiv - thanks!
Very nice smooth soft coffee aroma. A bit messy in the taste. Sticky and mashy. Too burnt. Nice espresso finish, though. One dimensional, and as such quite uninteresting. Some ashiness later.