hydros (7) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark with smoky aroma. Smoke and chocolate flavor. Good all around stout.
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun/svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av kaffe, lakris og tjære. Smak av mørk røstet maltt, kaffe og lakris. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1217) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft av kaffe og lakris. dyp sort farge. Tynt lag skum som forsvinner, noe heng langs kant. God smak av kaffe.
TET (1569) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle, 33 cl. A black beer with a beige and big head. The nose has roastiness, coffee, some sweetness of chocolate, also hint of dark fruits. Taste is roasted and quite dry but not too much, thus not burned, black coffee, hint of fruits. At least medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice and slippery to drink. A very strong flavours, lots of roastiness and coffee, good.
olio (5931) - 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 (3376) - 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 (3424) - 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 Bière)
mallons72 (157) - 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 (280) - 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 (128) - 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 (697) - 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.