FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Lovely rich burnt malty stout aroma, but with an almost milky chocolatiness to it. Big and bold in the mouth. Slightly sharp burntness, hinting towards ashiness. Dry finish, dry barky liquorice, again a little ashy, but with some nice bitter dark chocolate too. Slightly too aggressive for something that’s only 7%, I could forgive that in a slightly punchier brew, but then again, that might have more residual sugars, and be gentler. Good, but a bit overdone.
NosirIwont (2159) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ The Wharf, Aalborg. 7.0%. As ’Anglo-Irish Imperial Stout’. Pours black with a tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is roasted, slightly tart and with a barbecue/salami note. As it warms, apple comes out. Flavour is roasted and barbecue/salami as well, a bit fruity and with a faint cardboard overtone. Apple as it warms here as well. Finish is roasted and dry, with apple and a slight alcohol note. Overall, it starts out pretty good, but when the apple note kicks in, it messes it up a bit. I actually like that apple note sometimes, but it doesn’t really work here. Still, it’s an okay beer. 09.01.14.
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a light brown head that leaves ridiculous lace. Aroma is pleasantly briny, fresh sea, light smoke. Flavours are lovely roasted malts with soft edges, smoke, anise. Really terrific!
thirstyrabbit (1490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle with a finger destroyer cap (is this a beach beer for some people?). Dark brown body, steady tan head. Aroma has sourish milk coffee and some light licorice. Oily mouthfeel, but the sourness is overpowering the roast. Hoppy but somewhat astringent finish. Too astringent and oily to be just 7%. Some more alcohol heat could provide balance and make it more interesting.
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nydelig duft av kaffe, lakris og mye mřrk sjokolade. Dyp mřrk sort farge. Tynt brunt dekkende og hengende skum. God smak av kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Mřrk brun farve med mřrk beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe, bek og sjokolade. Smak av malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Passet bra som min #600. Melkebaren.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is deep roast, some chocolate and light vanilla, some nutty and malty notes in the finish. Flavour is creamy very roasty black malt, tons of liquorice, faint smoky note, light chocolate and vanilla. More roast, ash. Very burny and roasty this one. After a while it’s get a lot better. Very nice.
angel77 (1575) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 33 cl. En casa 21-12-13 Sabores a tostados y bastante quemados algo especiados con algo de café y cacao también. Cuerpo medio con espuma algo oscura persistente. Aromas tostados y maltosos muy especiados. No está mal, tal vez demasiado especiada. Segunda vez suene la tomo y no se sí habrá una tercera.
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted and dried fruit. Flavours is sweet, warming alcohol, vanilla and roasted malt.
Killcore (22) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a smallish ’desert tan’ head. Carbonation is almost nonexistent.
Aroma: Pretty straightforward, this one. Lots of biscuity malts, touches of coffee and dark fruits (chokeberry springs to mind), and a wee bit of booze.
Taste: a really smooth entrance - more oven-cooked biscuits, some caramelized sugars and fudge. Finish is more rough, showcasing impressive, powerful hops. Aftertaste is prominently long and bitter
Good beer! Hops are the strongest part of it, in my opinion. Love the cap, and really hope to try the BA version.