DroolYeast (810) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, mild coffee, vanilla, cocoa nibs. Black with tan head, fully diminishing. Taste is moderate sweetness and moderate malt bitterness, some chili hotness and alcohol sweetness. Can’t taste that this is 13 %! Full body, creamy syrupy texture, soft carb., complex long finish.
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
354ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Very dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Chilly, green peppers, beans, coffee, sweet in aroma. Sweet, metallic, chilly, beans, stale coffee in taste. Sweet and sticky in aftertaste. Covers alcohol pretty well.
TEJA (2048) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Small brown head. Dark brown color. Marvelous complex aroma from expresso Coffee dark chocolate and small chilli. Smooth chocolate and cappuccino taste. Big body.
Brandon1989 (487) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with some sediment floating around. There is a small khaki head that retains and left a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma is quite strong. You pick up the chocolate, oak, faint vanilla, alcohol, faint peppers, and dark roasted malts. The taste is oak, chocolate, espresso coffee, and very faint pepper. The alcohol can be detected and there is a long lasting after taste. This beer is a sipper that is quite heavy with low drinkability.
chupachups01 (38) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dominant spicy aroma. Pepper pepper and pepper. The malt balances out he spice perfectly. One of the best spiced stouts out there.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, dark dark. Choco-coffee aroma with hints of the vanilla beans, but not the peppers. Flavor is exceptional. Not bitter. Good cold, better as it warms.
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely beer to start a new year.
Complete black (surprise surprise) with a creamy beige head. Nice lacing down the sides of the glass. Quite rich and fine intensity in the aroma. Full body and a soft ish carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. A bit oily texture. Complex little devil, but not that much chili. And that’s good. Coffee, chocolate, roast and some spices. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
Rating #1 - 2016
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to snifter, Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and a hint of spice. Taste just seems off, very little spice loads off coffee to the point nothing but a bit of a metallic flavor come through, will try again but not impressed with round 1
Niall73 (2413) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. pours a dark brown with little head. Lovely lightly sweet choc, vanilla aroma. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Smoky choc and coffee, rum and dark fruit, bitter coffee, sweet treacle, prunes... A treat.
FatPhil (12719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Beeeeeeeeenz!!!! Coffee, and chilli, quite a combo, double-bean! Some chocolate too. Then the sweet creamy tinned sweetcorn takes over, and it dominates for the rest of the time. Sweet slick palate, no carbonation, so it’s almost slimy. Stale cold coffee, sweet, corny, some slight hint of chilli pepper. It doesn’t say 13%, that’s the only positive thing I can say. Bonus point for that. Complete fuckup of a stout in almost every possible way. Only got the colour right.