leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown and purple with an off-white foam. Aromas are sweet and smoky with traces of salt. Smooth chocolate with some peppery notes. Flavours are smooth chocolate and light coffee with caramel. Spicy and sweet.
daniele (5880) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura schiuma non abbondante abbastanza persistente note di cioccolato lievemente dolci tostato un po legnoso in bocca cioccolato tostatura non molto amara corpo non ampio alcol ben nascosto
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:danrk good tan head...
Flavor:light chocolate fudge,light rosted,watery....
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and poured with a small head. Slight bitterness but no really dominant flavours. No real alcohol presence despite its strength making it dangerous beer to drink. Very pleasant.
Skinnyviking (7303) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Low but lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Coffee aroma with distinct and dominating alcohol. Mild coffee flavor with berries and a hint of the alcohol plus some acidity. A good deal of carbonation to tickle your tongue. Long and mild coffee aftertaste.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: black color. Medium and beige head, lasting and beautiful.
Aroma: intensives in chocolate and toast malts aromas, but mainly the “sea smells” (from the oyster shell filter). Aromatic reminiscences of soy, sodium and iodine; strange but nice. Also, other notes like coffee, vanilla liquor,, truffles, yeast, cookies, and butter. Fruitiness similar to “raisins in rum”, dried-plums and fig. Complex and original.
Flavor: Toasty malty start, lasting and some dry. Like in the aroma, exist a “sea-taste” with salt, sodium, iodine and (maybe) soy reminiscences. Other reminiscences typical from a stout, like coffee and bitter-chocolate. Liquory taste. Light fruitiness like raisins and figs.. The aftertaste is toasty and with the “sea-taste”.
Palate: medium to full body; silky and some creamy texture; and low carbonation.
Remark: a nice, complex and original beer and with own-character. With some Chilean oysters could be a marvel.
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to black stout,head,not big,good carbonation.Aroma,liccorice,molasses,sugar cane,caramel.Flavour,mild coffee,caramel,smokey then the flavours stop,it,s a bit watery at the finish.
Boutip (4917) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep burgundy color ale with a giant size light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some sweet malt notes and a bread-like yeast is quite interesting. Taste is a complex mix between some liquorice, roasted malt and Belgian semi-sweet malt with notes of dry hops also noticeable and the influence of a Belgian style yeast strain cannot be denied. Very interesting and something I wouldn’t mind having regular access to.
rederic (3088) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy black hue, with a small tan-colored head, yeasty, fruity, mochaish nose, with some sweet notes of molasses, dark candi sugar, with some roasted, toasted malt accents, with a nice chocolatey praline note, hint of cocoa powder, some nice raisiny and plummy aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet chocolate cake character, with some dark dried fruits, coated in milkchocolate, with some molasses, dark candy sugar sweetness, some mild roasted, toasted malt accents within a mellow warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a malty, milky, fudgey finish.
pivnizub (9100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: sweet roast-malty nose with a fruity and alcoholic touch; hazy, deep chestnut-amber coloured, moderate sweet and bitter flavour, not so full bodied for a beer of 8.5%; dry, but a bit sweetish instead; bitter and roast-malty finish, a bit "ashy" in the aftertaste. Decent beer........