Dedollewaitor (13015) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Billa, Prague. Pours black with a large frothy beige head and lacings. Nose is roast, chocolate and caramel. Taste is roasted and ashy with notes of chocolate and dried fruit. Medium to thin body. Overcarbonated. Ends dry.
rozsoma (359) - HUNGARY - NOV 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle)Pours very frothy, and leave an enermous brown head. As you take a gulp, it starts to froth in your mouth, it is disguisting.
Very dark and very bitter. Aroma of roasty malts and caramel. I feel dark chocolate flavour and unfortunately some chemical notes. Dry bitter and long aftertaste. I’m very disappointed because i expected more from this.
vkrejci (48) - ., CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. Frothy brown head, black color, slight coffee aroma, medium sweetness, full body.
rosenbergh (5568) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Black colour with small tan head.
Sweet chocolate and coffee with roasted malts in aroma. Roasted malt, some grains, liquorice and coffee in dry flavour. Smooth and good.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Nearly black, tanned fizzy head. Sweet, syrupy nose with sweet licorice, little black coffee, little metal at first but that luckily fades out quickly. Flavor is dry and simple, coal, burned malts, hint of coffee, minerals and dried fruitiness, a bit dull. Light to medium bodied, basic foaming palate. Nicely done basic dry stout.
mcberko (4813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 Bottle in Prague - pours a dark brown/black. Roasted malt aroma and flavour, as well as chocolate and licorice. Very smooth and creamy mouthful. Excellent stout.
Hermod (2582) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, local store. dark brown color, thin beige head. rosted malt aroma. Chocolate flavour, also liquorice. A nice stout overall.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a warm orangey brown with a huge and extremely lively beige head leaving laces - shaving foam style ya know... Hard roasted, ashy malt aroma. Light-bodied - almost watery. Ashy hard roasted malt notes, a little vanilla and dark chocolate. Malt bitter and very dry coffeeish finish. 041009
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/7/09] Botte from pivnizub (thanks!)l at my hostel in Brussels. Black-colored with a light-brown, quickly-diminishing, head. Nice aroma of cocoa, some mocha and some light fruitiness. Roasty flavor of chocolatey malt, some dark bread, coffee, and a dry, roasty, and slightly herbal finish. Medium-bodied. Could use some more body, but a nice beer overall.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml, got it in Trinec, Czech Republic.
Appearance: Pours practically black, completely not see through, even if taken to the light, slight shades of brown and rubby, body carbonation is gentle, head is frothy, not that creamy as in Irish Dry Stouts, off-white, beige, cappuccino like, initially medium, slowly decreasing to small, leavesgentle traces of lacing.
Aroma: Peanuts, peanut butter, wallnut, roasted barley grains, oatmeal, coffee, noble type hops of English origin, very refreshing, crisp and highly aromatic especially in its herbal profile, leavy, dark chockolate, cane sugar, vanilla stick, whipped cream, milk.
Flavour: Nice strongly roasted barley grains and oat grains, crisp, fresh, highly bitter, slightly sour, salty, ashy, highly aromatic, herbal, leavy, earthy hoppyness, very dry taste in overall impression, creamy and smooth texture, sharply bitter notes of wallnut skin, peanuts, cacao, dark chockolate, well pronounced and mature flavour, some woody-nutty touches, strong notes of freshly grind coffee grains. Finish duration long and pleasant.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is dry, carbonation on palate is moderate, not that mild as in some good Irish Dry Stouts, finish feel is highly bitter, herbal, pure and highly astringent on palate.