rdixon77 (1973) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. A gift from the Krampus. Pretty bad, dark brown, ashy, bittersweet chocolate, slight char, bah humbug.
ClubGonzo (5088) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from trade with Cuso - cheers man! :-) Pours a near-black deep brown body with a large cloudy off-white head. Aroma is nuts, nougat, grains, caramel, chocolate and hints of toffee and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, grains, bread crust and hints of toffee, dark malts, coffee and burnt toast. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation. Quite a tasty stout on the sweet side of things; guess the Christmas profile on this one is a good choice.
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottiglia da 50cl. Colore marrone scuro, schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma di vaniglia, caramello, cioccolato, liquirizia. Corpo abbast leggero nonostante la gradazione, bevuta appagante con sentori dapprima di vaniglia e caramello seguiti da tostato, cioccolato, liquirizia.
Brandon1989 (488) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber brown color with a thick tan head that left some pretty good lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and alcohol. The taste is more of the same with some ashy flavor in there as well with quite a bit of bitterness. This beer is reminiscent of coal with the charred burnt flavor of the roasted malts. Not a huge fan but got the beer 50% off so its hard to pass that deal up.
thirstyrabbit (1658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, minimal head. The label says: "This brew is as dark as it gets". Oh, please - even Guinness Draught is way darker than this. I would say that for a stout it has a low darkness. Aroma has medium roast and some buttery hints. Also some coffee. Sweet buttery taste. This may or may not be diacetyl. Finish has berries. Very fruity-sweet and milky. The milky aspects are over the top, otherwise it’s somewhat drinkable. PS: Dear copywriter, I am sorry that Christmas is a sad and lonely time of year for you.
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark mahogany color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Mellow roast, bit of chocolate, sweet in aroma. Sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, ashy taste. Very rough. Medium bitterness. Malty body. It’s a struggle to drink it.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
smells roasty and burnt and maybe medicinial, looks like flat cola with no head, tastes roasty burnt and a bit medicinial. not exactly nice but ill finish it. hardcore me.
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a reddish hue. Nose has a smattering of diacetyl, malt, mild chocolate and coffee notes, roast. Flavor is more roast, sweetness, coffee hints, some hops in the finish. As it warms, the diacetyl becomes apparent. Oily mouthfeel. This could probably do with a rerate. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5L bottle (from Drink Shop, Tallinn), BB 25.09.15. Pours dark brown with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is fruits, roast, butter, diacetyl. Flavor is sweet, roast, and some diacetyl. Finish is roast bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: not a fan of diacetyl, hence not a fan of this beer.
Sledutah (6547) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle picked up at Supermarket Liquors
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of dark ripe fruit, chocolate, mild smokiness and holiday spices. Flavors of dark malts, ripe fruit, chocolate, rye bread, bitters with a dry finish
Kind of like waking up and finding a Lump of Coal in your stocking.