laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ lusikka. Batch #80
Aroma has mocha, vanilla, some cocoa and hints of semi‐dark chocolate. Flavour has mocha coffee, some truffles, milk chocolate and some licorice. Very smooth and nice, no signs of alcohol whatsoever. Too much milk and lactic acid at the end of the glass.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle. Batch #80.
Pours pitch black color with a small head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and wood. Flavor of cocoa, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden on the taste, slick palate. Nice.
tiong (2785) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Bierkompass
Batch #080 -
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small white head. Aroma of cold coffee, roasted malts, hints of vegetables, cocoa and lactic notes. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oily with notes of cocoa, vanilla and coffee. Finish is smooth with notes of coffee and cocoa. Quite smooth stout.
lusikka (4997) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of cacao, bready malts, vanilla and espresso. Flavour of roasted malts, bread, cacao, vanilla, grass, espresso, syrup and some bitterness. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a warming, roasty, vanilla and cacao. Very well balanced. So rich and smooth.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really great offering from the Pipeworks guys. Thick oily viscosity, intense bitter cocoa nib flavor with a vanilla finish. A little boozey but not overwhelming, very pleasant and smooth. A mix between a sipper and a slurper. Solid.
rxeight (794) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one a few times, dont know why I never rated. This is a very good milk stout. Medium to heavy mouthfeel, nice blend of coffee, chocolate and just the right touch of vanilla. Much better than their other attempt at a milk stout.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
17-MAY-2013, bottle @Ølbutikken with Ulkløbben.
Dark, dark brown with low tan head.
Coffee aroma, milky roast, cocoa powder.
Taste the same with sweet, milky cocoa dominating.
Above average body and soft carbonation. Sweet roasted finish. Fine but far too expensive.
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Bitter moderate sød lidt
Slayer85 (1027) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. A black body topped by a small, frothy, creamy, mostly diminishing, light brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (very strong coffee, roasted grain, chocolate), with notes of lactose, vanilla, lighter notes of alcohol and dark fruits. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, average length finish with almost moderate bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. It has its points of strength in the strong and pleasant coffee aroma and in a nice, even though collapsing, creamy head. It lacks a bit of character in the mouthfeel, which is lightly astringent and undercarbonated (but that’s probably only my liking). In the end a nice stuff.