ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours velvet balck with a low mocha head. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, slight vanilla. Taste is espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry with low carbonation.
AdiBeer (1752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, toasted malts, bread and some caramel malts. Appearance: black, medium, frothy, beige head.Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, chocolate, toasted malts again, some molasses, fine carbonation, medium body. Overall: excellent Stout, fantastic aroma and palate. Bottle at Duke’s Brew & Que, Haggerston.
Martinus (3438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malts, roasted, light ash. Bitter coffee flavour, bit watery coffee, cacao. Finish bitter coffee, lingering caramel. Nice!
(from 33cL bottle @ the brewery, outside seating. RBESG 2014)
Grumbo (720) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Norwich Tap House. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, with a good level of coffee. Moderately sweet with a bitter burned finish. Body is medium, texture is slick, carbonation is soft. A good beer.
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. pours a very dark opaque brown with really dark brown head. aroma is great. chocolate, rich malts, coffee and burnt toast. silky smooth mouth feel with bitter chocolate and coffee. smoky malty finish. great stuff.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6209-20140228] Bottle. Roasted malt grains aroma. Black body with a creamy tan head. Grainy roasted malt flavour has a lingering roasty aftertaste. Full body. Tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
Overheard: "It’s called ’store upright pour carefully’."
Mates (7) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and taste are not very complex - just pleasant; they are dominated by chocolate and coffee. It’s this coffee-like bitterness comes with body that is rather full and milk chocolate-like sweetness. Nice mouth-feel, despite of bitterness - sweetness surely coming from malts - and last long after final sip. Carbonation - low-med - just like it should be, but a foam could be bigger when pouring, but small circle lasts to the end. This is a very good beer, it was bought at Warsaw Beer Festival, I hope to drink it once again in future!
Smalle (192) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery, bottled 11/05/2014 (G 000-143).
Colour: black with a small brownish head that quickly disappears.
Aroma: coffee, heavily roasted malts going towards a bit smokey.
Taste: dark chocolate, bitter, sweet caramel.
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (RBESG 2014):Literally black, stable tanned head; solid nose of dried sweet berries and roasted malt; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, creamy MF; lingering bitter-sweet roasty-fruity finish. Wow! Great stuff...
AndySnow (4409) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Outside of the brewery.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Heavy coffee, malt, sugar.
Body: Thin to medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Rather mild, coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate.