BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkbrown look with small head and notes of smoke, coffee, roasted malt, creamy soft mouthfeel, medium body, a bit watery depiste the high abv %. Had expected more!
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
500. Pours seemingly black with rubied spots--crystal clear, though, if you get enough light behind it. Nice mild sweet milk chocolatey nose. Medium body with soft carb. Light sourness hits you early in the mid-palate. Sweet and chocolatey. Very light resiny bitterness in the finish, but not much, and no linger at all. Solid little beer, but unremarkable.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy after4ever. Pours translucent blackish brown with garnet highlights and a tan head. Full sweet body and moderate carbonation. Toasted nut and chocolate aroma. Sweet toasty malt and chocolate taste. Low participation from the hops and thus sort of a nothing finish, but otherwise a tasty beer.
gripweed57 (1000) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transluscent dark brown color with reddish hues. Small tan head. Wonderful sweet roasted malt aroma of coffee and treacle. Wow, this is really good! Complex dark malt flavor with notes of dried fruit, licorice, root beer and molasses. There is an unlying hop character that balances this stout nicely, but the malt is the real star here. The long flavorful warming finish is sublime. This truly is a World Class Stout!.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of brown sugar and molasses. Full, rich dark caramel malty body has a nice balance of bittering hops and a roasty dark chocolate finish with a touch of tobacco. Very well-balanced, smooth, complex and enjoyable a nice foreign stout.
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle pored a clear dark brownish black with a small lingering tan head. Aromas ofdark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light smoke and a hintr of licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and a hint of licorice with a smooth lingering chocolatey finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a midnight brownish color w/ a one finger spattered froth. Head retention is fairly good w/ a full ring of spatterd lace. Aromas of brisk, herbal, chocolate malts. Nice! Medium nectar w/ relaxed residual effers. The texture is a bit thin but I’m not complaining. Mildly sweet and malty w/ flavors of chocolate dominating the scene. Slightly earthy w/ a mild roast component that comes into play w/ nuances of roasted coffee bean, brown sugar, dried herbs, black cherry, and ripe plums. The finish is short w/ mild bittering. Overall: Rustic and very mellow w/ a fruity charcter. Alcohol is well hidden. Highly recommended to those of you who enjoy Foreign Stouts. A good specimen.
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel, toasted nuts), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Simple but quite pleasant, though perhaps a little different than most of this style. It’s an easy-going liquid candy bar, not a heavy, robust, roasty and molasses-driven example. It’s more akin to a sweet stout, really, but in any event it’s nice. The alcohol is virtually undetectable.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a red hue and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and milk chocolate. The flavour is smooth and full with notes of roasted malt, a hit of licorice, milk chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. I like it, the body is OK and the balance is nice, but I wouldn’t have minded it, if it had been more roasted/burnt and a bit more powerful with a touch of a mean streak. 2346
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body, very small tan head, roasty nose. Thin body, coffee, sweet malts, some fruitiness, decent.