Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle dark reddish brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma of hard roasted malt with notes of licorice. Sweet and slightly fruity taste with notes of licorice and coffee. A little thin and watery texture, with a malt bitter after taste
Grzesiek79 (2960) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 coffee, herbs, basement aromas, cough drop, skunky, smoke, black, cloudy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, sticky, soft carbonation, sticky, bitter. Verry Dry
estpiwo (1222) - ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Soury, malty aroma. And some fruity notes in aroma also. Caramel, coffee, malts, some fruits maybe in taste. Flavor little bit sour, but it was not bad, it was interesting. Bitter aftertaste. Nice.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A refreshing fruity stout. Nice session beer
How: Bottle 500ml at Die Stube, Brasov, Romania
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose has roast, raisins and also notes of fresh fruits. Taste is roasted, fudge, dried black cake, raisins, a bit chalky, fresh tobacco, juicy tropical fruits. For a roasted stout there was a surprising refreshing fruitiness in this beer that I really enjoyed. By nature most stouts cannot really be qualified as ‘refreshing’, but this one really was. I enjoyed this beer and many others on a nice after-noon with my wife, she likes that I desire her more and more with every beer I drink but unfortunately for her never as much as another beer.
Thomasalias (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Clear dark brown color with beige creamy head. Nice aroma, caramel, coffee, some chocolate. A bit sour malty aroma. MEdium sour taste. Medium body with soft carbonation and sticky texture. Long bitter-sour finish. Not the best one, but it’s a nice delicious stout.
Barrelbelly (596) - BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, medium head. Chocolate leathery aroma. Taste smoked chocolate. Low carbonation.
Abio (1517) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black without a head. Roasted malts, coffee dry earthy. A bit simple, not what I was looking for. Specially the aftertaste is less good.
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a really dark - near black - body with a small bubbly and sidesticking khaki head. The aroma is light both roasted, sweet and chocolaty. Also some cold coffee and hints of wood burned actually. Average carbonated with a thin oily mouthfeel. Nice flavors. Roasted, light chocolate, cold coffee and both licorice and hoppy hints in the finish. Lasting roasted aftertaste. A bit thin perhaps, but I quite liked this one.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,5l spandert av og delt med Rune under rateseanse hjemme hos ham 13 Okt 11. Dyprød/sort. OK lavt kremaktig skum med litt farge. God aroma av kakao & litt kaffe. Smaken er søt kaffe som raskt blir tørr. God - men litt ensformig. KI=6 (Centra, Majorstua, Oslo).
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a small, off-white retention. Aroma is milk chocolate, hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is chocolate, roasty malts and hints of licorice again. Pretty tasty for its genre I suppose, but I do scowl a little when reading the back label where artificial preservatives and stuff is among the ingredients. I’m not a purist, but I still like my beer to avoid added chemicals as much as possible.