Scipio (761) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a beige head that not only was thin, but faded quickly as well. Aroma is a bit unusual for this style, being mostly earthy malts, along with toffee, licorice, and a little bit of raisin. Perhaps chocolate as well. As for the taste, I get a good deal of raisin and licorice. Lesser toffee elements. It really is more on the darker fruity side. It really tastes like juice instead of beer. It is more light in body despite the potency of this one. Thin in texture as well, with an aftertaste of raisin, licorice, and now I get some chocolate. Despite the deceiving palate, the alcohol comes out in this one. I donít think this one is bad. It just isnít what Iím looking for in a stout.
Franzen (428) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet vineous aroma, bit of fruit toffee. A bit much soy in taste good balance between sweetness and bitterness.
Cousin_Larry (701) - - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I suspect this beer I tried was beyond its peak freshness. Pour was exceptionally flat at flavor had strong oxidation (metallic taste). Aside from that it was nice with chocolate and sweet alcohol flavors.
mecafilo (159) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is very rich in roasted malts, coffee and some slighr notes of vanilla and licorice; some hops too. Taste is slightly sweet, quite bitter, very slightly sour; balanced stout-like, a little bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very good stout.
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, fruit, caramel, raisin and coffee
kajser27 (629) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, small non lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice and roasted malt, touch of alcohol when warmer. Taste is medium sweet chocolate, licorice, coffee, hint of alcohol with a roasted dry finish, bit of roasty bitterness but not much. Slightly warming. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, milky. Very drinkable for an 8% brew!
mrol (187) - - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown color and small head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, chocolate . Flavor is coffee and toffee. Nice and dry.
MrOrla (1156) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma malt, prunes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, caramel, malt and raisins.
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Worlds better than the lump of coal. Roasty, with some chocolate and light coffee. Thick consistency. Medium bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vinous dark fruit. Taste is fruity, earthy. Decent.
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours mahogany with no lasting head. Rich, sweet and fruity with notes of blackcurrant and coffee. A ice bitter finish. Very tasty and far too drinkable for the ABV.