jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, - DEC 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large, lasting beige head. Nice orange-y hoppy aroma, faint mint notes, some oat and dark malts with dark chocolate. Bitter malty palate, roasted notes, dry cocoa powder, orange, some faint vanilla notes as well as some caramel. Tangy bitter malty palate with a short, hop-driven dry finish. Very tasty, the fruity hops work on this quite well.
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate and mocha coffee aroma with some very light caramel and hop bitterness. Flavor is rich and roasty at the start with a very dry and bitter finish. Light espresso aftertaste.
erickok (3411) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied, stable head. Not quite as rich in aroma as expected, but I do like the dry twig/woody appeal. Dry cacao and roasted malts. Very well developed and very bitter. Nice one, really my kind of brew. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bičre)
mallons72 (156) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe I got one on the shelf too long, but very sour. Balance wasn’t there. Love dark beers heavy hopped, but this didn’t work. Coffee and sour taste.
Taboada (262) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mml bottle tasted on 02/06/2014. Black colour with a nice and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty and sweet. Taste is intense bitter, chocolate and toast. Aftertaste is very high and good. A little dry in the finish but a very good stout. Michael Higgins was right about this beer. The label and the glass of the brewery are awesome! Next one please.
triskaideka (127) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at home - poured black with a tan head that persisted. Aroma of coffee and notes of fire ashes. Taste is roasty with coffee notes. Medium mouth feel. This is pretty good.
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Thanks, Cristian Mihai.
Look: pitch black with a beige head.
Aroma: sweetish aroma of creme brulee, toast, light roast, yeast.
Taste: some sweetness and hop character comes through the roast with and acid note, very (too?) bitter, ashy finish.
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of coffee, tar. Black colour, light brown creamy head. Aroma of tar, ash, coffee. Dry, ashy texture. Bitter. Flat and soft carbon. Excellent.
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Porterhouse Covent Garden. Short review due to socialising. Black, big foamy brown head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma - malty, yeast, ash. Body is medium, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste - deep roast, ash. Nice stout.
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth with hints of sourness in the beginning. The mainpart is very intense, probably a bit viscous. Roasted-sourish. The aftertaste is burned coffee, dark chocolate and nice bitter hints. --> Interesting, but for me a bit too concentrated-viscous. --> 10/12/11/11