TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Borefts ’15. Pour pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has some roast, smoke, chocolate and earthiness. Taste has chocolate, milk chocolate, a bit of roast. Quite smooth and nice. Medium body and carbo.
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color. Aroma: burnt barley and coffee. Taste: velvety, slightly sweet caramel, burnt.
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - AUG 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out black. 40ºSRM.
Nose has coffee, fresh cream, wood smoke with that smoky, sour tang. Nutty. Black bread and pumpernickel very strong on the nose. Inviting and rich.
Mouthfeel is soy. Carbonation is a nice touch. Palate has charcoal, burnt toast, treacle, burnt caramel, French roast. Alcoholic palate.
Finish is alcoholic, syrupy and aggressively charcoal bitter that fades into a bourbon like sweetness.
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a thick brown head. Bitter, malty smell with a splash of citrus, and there’s a sharp citrus kick in the taste as well. That’s on top of an otherwise relatively standard stout flavour: bitter malt, some dark chocolate, a touch of burnt toffee.Complex, balanced nicely and very drinkable.
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, batch 422, BB 20.07.16. Pours dark brown-black with beige-brownish head. Aroma is sweet, medicinal, spices, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dryness, coffee, malt, acidic notes. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: ok.
cagou007 (1037) - FRANCE - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Pours deep black with medium brown head. Nose is toffee. Aromas roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and toffee, with creamy notes. Low carbonation, full body. Medium roasty finish. Great foreign stout, full of flavors.
Maarten1993 (1004) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank with Thierry at his place during WIDM talks 09-05-2016. Nice beer. Very compelling taste, lots of flavor. Complex.
serbanm (12) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one great stout! Smells like a mix of flowers and licorice, with a nice roasty character. It’s quite bitter and feels creamy and full in the mouth. Head was not very present. As far as colour is concerned, this beer is as black as the night. I even held a very strong light up to it from the other side, and not a single photon penetrated through. Overall an excellent stout.
ciocanelu (1318) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with creamy light brown head. Aroma is really hop forward with some nice roasty undertones and a touch of caramel. If I had this blind, I would have said it’s a black IPA for sure. Taste starts quite roasty up-front, bitter and slightly acidic with a slight malt sweetness in the background. Hops are still present with bitter and earthy notes but stay more in the back, letting the roasted malts shine. Medium body with a really soft mouthfeel. Overall this is a bitter stout with lots of hops and roasted malts, really tasty and easy drinking.
nihtila (2884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours almost black, oily, dark brown head. Nose is heavyish roast, chocolate, light liquorice. Full body, tastes roasted malts, salted liquorice, bitter chocolate. Full body and taste but still misses something, maybe some more sweetness to balance the salty roastiness.