Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reuben
Dark ruby brown with amber tinged cream head. Savoury soy and cocoa nose. Medium carbonation, savoury, dry cocoa, sweet at first and finishing dry.
kingstoni (1169) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color with a reddish brown head. Dry, earthy aroma of peat, roasted malt. Mainly dry taste with some hoppy sweetness. Sticky feel.
Abijen (926) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, chocolate and a bit milkey and burn. I love the taste. Absolutely great. Heavy coffee. Burned. Thick body with a sticky texture. Good fitting carbo. Great beer!
MarcoDL (1005) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazingly rich and complex beer. Tones of coffee, dark chocolate, mocha and some dark fruit. Has a nice warming glow when you drink it.
rikstar (375) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 0,33l bottle @ Charlie’s, Dark brown almost black with a frothy orange/brown, disappearing head. Deep smell of roasted malt and smoke, chocolate with butter and sweet dark caramel and toffee. Dark fruits – cherry, plum, prune. Full oily body. Sweet initial taste of caramel and milk chocolate, lots of roast ash and dark chocolate in the middle with a liquorish, fruity finish. At first sweet, then bitter, with a rich alter taste. A verry good beer.
OllieBBommel (875) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home. Head: nice, fudge coloured foam. Colour: clear, deep dark brown. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Taste: nice bitter chocolate, coffee with a little sour. some licorice. Palate: rich, bitter chocolate, some coffee sour, low CO2. Overall: very nice/
ThirstyBird (800) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black/brown with a loose brown head. Smell is dark roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and a hint of mocha. Taste is bitter chocolate, char, mocha ending dry and slightly bitter...charcoal remaining on the tongue. Body is medium/full and slick with nicely structured carbonation. Overall tons of flavor and a nice drinking stout.
markextrae (443) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Lot of coffee, sugar, drop, bit to roasted. Complex beer. A bit bitter at the end
jerohen (1933) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks to Arjen for sharing. Black appearance, lasting brown head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, some lactic notes. Dry malty and bitter finish, quite some sourness, licorice, laurel. Lasting bitter finish. Complex and experimental, i can imagine why this may be appealing to some. But the laurel/licorice is just really not my thing.
jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a broken tan head. The aroma is dry malt leading to a strong bitter flavour with liqourice and coffee on the palate. This was a whole lot better than I was expecting. The liqourice bitterness is smooth, well controlled and far from overpowering.