KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Bottle. The Pour was a deep dark brown almost black with a nice creamy tan head that lasted throughout and had some excellent sheeting of lace.
The aroma was heavy of a burnt cereal malt and a sweet doughy yeast with a nice hints of oats, coffee, molasses and dark chocolate.
The taste was very malty and mildly bitter sweet with a dark chocolate overtone at first and finished about the same with a nice note of coffee towards the end. The flavor stayed with you for a nice long time, with a smooth cocoa coffee flavor left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was extremely full in body and had a smooth creamy texture with a very soft carbonation.
Overall a great boldly robust Stout and still one of my favorite brews...
bastarda (55) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared@2nd D/F/CH TriStateTasting. Malty and tart taste, bittersweet finish, surely nicely done, but not one of my favourites.
jaghana (3753) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl @2ndTSRG. A dark beer with medium head, nose is on chocolate and biscuits. Aroma is on caramel, chocolate, brown bread, burnt caramel, licorice, long toasted caramel aftertaste. Less creamy than expected.
lamf (44) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . Pours black, with almost white, nice head. Some chocolate in aroma. Taste reminds of sweet black coffee with caramel sirup, served chill.
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a completely opaque black with a large mahogany head that sticks to the glass. Aroma notes includes rich milk chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and coffee. Tasting notes roasted malt, include chocolate, toffee, mash, and a slight bitter finish. The palate is smooth and complex, a most excellent stout!
jberg234 (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting sweet stout. Very silky texture and somewhat dry mouth feel. Chocolate & carmel color, is all and all a good drink.
ZacM612 (97) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque black with tan lacing head. Chocolate aroma and flavor. A little coffee, more so as it warms. Pretty good.
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cmacklin (228) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a medium, long lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a bittersweet finish. Medium body with a silky smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice sweet stout.
911lin (20) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although it is not my favorite style, the thickness and cereal palate since the first sip reminds me of its fine quality.
DavidS80 (14) - - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma is toasty but with a very odd sickly sweet smell that I can't put my finger on. It is a bit off putting. Taste is roast malt, hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky.
MichaelAwesome (3641) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really earthy one with some milky moments, cereals and some malt. Drinkable, maybe a bit thick but also quite watery. Good one.