laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 05.11.2009
Aroma has licorice, some soy sauce, coffee notes and hints of cocoa. Flavour has salty licorice, some cocoa, semi‐dark chocolate, hints of ash and soy sauce. Quite watery for this ABV – and quite typical foreign stout.
llcooldave (992) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black in the glass with a slight touch of red. Also it’s a bit translucent for a stout in my opinion. Slight cardboard aroma followed by chocolate and a hint of coffee. Thin mouth feel. A touch of coffee liqueur, roasted malt and mocha flavors. Overall, not too bad. Nice for the winter months.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, nuts and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, licorice and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
swoopjones (4905) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at blue monk. Black pour, mild to medium roasty aroma. Cocoa notes in flavor, mild roastiness. Average flavor. Light for a stout. Ok
ConnSeanery (5) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle poured into a tulip. Pours cola brown with thin head. Nose is faint cocoa. Taste is malty, chocolate, a bit of roast. Thin mouthfeel and little aftertaste. For 8% it doesn't taste too boozy. Good value!
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola brown color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and hint of spice. Bitter chocolate flavor with roasted malt and hint of coffee. Decent lacing. Overall, a nice beer.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a medium sized head. Aroma of dry chocolate, dark malts and caramel. Flavor of caramel, dark chocolaty malts and ash. Quite nice dry stout.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle poured into a chalice glass on the 2nd January 2013. Black mahogany in colour with a tint of dark ruby round the edges and a thick mocha coloured head. Strong note of roast malt and bournville chocolate in the long aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Initial black malt gives a distinct burnt toast flavour which gives way to roasted malt with hints of expresso coffee, bitter plain chocolate and dry almond husk. Slightly bitter, dusty hop resin note to the short aftertaste but this fades fast. Finish is full and creamy with sweet treacle toffee and pontefract cake evident. Tastes like a low ABV Imperial Russian Stout. Enjoyable and worth seeking out.
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark color with a small tan head. The aroma was roasted malt and a little chocolate. The taste was roasted malt and a little sweetness. Not bad.