MelvinKalksma (1002) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hops, citrus and brettanomyces.
Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a medium brown/dark brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with roasted malts, coffee, hops, citrus and brettanomyces.
This beer is rather intense and complex, but lacks balance. I see a lot of other people saying it is rather funky, so I guess that this is intended. Really strange thanks to this in both the aroma and flavour, but still rather tasty.
Arve_Christian (4840) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order (BU). Black color, good offwhite foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; roasted, licorice, leather, dark choclate and malt. Medium/full body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3 pint pour from tap into tulip at Hanging Bat in Edinburgh. All around a solid stout. Straight forward and well done. Dark drown, brown head, opaque. Chocolate on the nose with a little coffee. Very creamy and smooth. Taste is fairly dry, chocolate, coffee, maltiness. Very nice.
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank with Kaspar at my place 23-12-2015. For a low ABV stout, this one has pretty much taste. Liked the beer.
culchiem (3558) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Monterey. Black with a large head. Aroma is toasted fruit. Flavour is roasted hop, dry, strange mix, not sure on this one.
ERB92 (650) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, fruits, berries and pine. Almost black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium to full body with a average carbonation. Overall this is a very enjoyable well hopped Stout, more like a BIPA than a traditional stout.
martin00sr (2783) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with airy tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, hops and chocolate. Flavour has more chocolate, coffee and good hoppy bitterness. Lasting, solid bitterness with notes of licorice appearing towards finish. Carb seems rather high, which detracts a little. Otherwise quite nice hoppy stout.
Inbreak (4691) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
01.11.2015, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is dry roasted, hops, roasted grain, grass, minerals, pine needles, dark malts, moss, hay, leafs, coffee. Taste is dry roasted, hops, bark, roasted grain, leafs, pine needles, dark malts, minerals, hay, moss, burnt coffee, dark sugar, grass. Longlasting bitterness, dry mineraly mouthfeel, Nice, as a black IPA...
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black body with a large, creamy, brown head that laces the glass excellently, and settles as a fully lasting layer of a decorative thickness. The aroma is strong and is as hoppy as it’s malty: this is no stout, it’s a BIPA! I get lots of roasted malt, coffee, tropical fruits, grapefruit and pine. The BIPA feeling is definitely there in the strong flavour as well, and I get the same notes as in the aroma. The taste is light to moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. The body is medium, it’s dry and has a moderate carbonation. I’m extremely surprised that this is not listed as a BIPA, it would be my definition of the style! Maybe they’ve tweaked the recipe? Or is it too black? Nevertheless, absolutely delicious!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 9 months before BB date, batch 419, from Vinmonopolet Online]
kajser27 (1404) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black colored, small to no tan creamy head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt and floral hoppiness. Taste is low sweet caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, floral and citrus medium hoppy aroma and medium- bitterness. Dry roasted and hoppy finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy.