GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice fluffy beige head. Aromas are coffee, cocoa and roasted grains. Very intense flavours of espresso, dark chocolate and almost burnt malt. Very rich mouthfeel with the oatmeal giving it a nice smooth finish. Very good, but a little overpowering.
CanCrusher (930) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33L. Courtesy of Gregor. Pours ruby, dark brown, almost black color with thin, creamy, light brown head. Perfect aroma is mixture of black coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, some dark fruits and a touch of cask wood. Taste starts moderate to heavy bitter with a strong note of coffee and burnt caramel, become slightly sweet for a moment and finish bitter. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Interesting date of experience: "Best enjoyed within’ 25 years".
andriesradu (681) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Sweet, alchool, dark fruits, some bourbon. Heavy sweet and moderate bitter with notes of alchool, roasted malt, some coffee, dar fruits. Roasted, alchool aftertaste. Nice
Nisse666 (6242) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from de Molen web shop cons 2016-07-06 Göteborg - yeah 2013 vintage;)
AR: truffle chocolate, cola fudge, coffey with milk, wee bourbon
AP: black with black lid
F: thick fluid, coffey with milk, dark chocolate, smooth, milk sweetnees, caramel fudge, have developef very very well;)
nihtila (2884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Ushers. Pours black with small dark brown head. Nose is sweetish gentle roast, coffee, oats. Tastes dryish bitterish roast, dark chocolate. Good.
Melnis (487) - LATVIA - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. No foam. Veery low carbonization. Sweet, oaty, awesomely balanced. Palete is strong and evilving- roast, coal, rasins, grapes... Enjoyed every sip
rafael52 (928) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, zamglony.
Piana: niska, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, niezbyt trwała.
Zapach: sporo czekolady, kakao, pralin, ciasta czekoladowego, trochę kawy, aromatów palonych.
Smak: średnia pełnia, sporo nut ciemnych słodów, kakao,gorzkiej czekolady, trochę kawy, delikatna kwaśność od palonych słodów, goryczka średnia, ziołowa, dobrze kontruje słodowość.
Wysycenie: w kierunku niskiego.
Ron (3569) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I see the date on the bottle is 4-7-14 and I just bought it a month ago at Beers of the World. I poured it hard and still got no head or lace from this. Aroma of roasted malts, a weird tart notel, some hops, some grains, malts, cocoa and some weak coffee. The taste has that same weird tartness to it along with some pretty bitter hops and hard roasted malts. Bitter coffee, cocoa beans and some grainy malts. I think there was something wrong with this bottle?
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque sable to the bottom, with a thick and rather persistent fine-bubbled tan head. Could scarcely get more appetizing - to me, anyway, the stoutie. Aroma presents roast malt, molasses, licorice and oat notes plus hints of mocha. Core of roast, smoky malt supports chocolate, oaty, licorice, molasses and coffee tones. Outright lip-smacking! Mouthfeel features firm, smooth body and some good fizz. Will make you say Rooie!
Zlotta (2083) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from ’hetbiermoment.nl’. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, brown layer. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and minimally fruity aroma of milk chocolate, liorice, sweet coffee, tar, caramel and hints of raisins. Sweetish, roasty-malty and slightly fruity taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, tar, caramel and raisins, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. Medium body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Good!
sir__v (2042) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle nov 2013 from Pauwels, Kortrijk - BE. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and caramel, black bread, sweet soy sauce notes. Licorice. Good nose. Taste: medium body roasted malt, caramel and soy sauce with licorice. Superb taste. Good dry attenuation. Licorice and soy sauce finish. Aftertaste: soy sauce and roasted malt. Amazing.