oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle found in Belgo pub in Tokyo. Nice and good tasting stout. Was one of the only beers i did not had before
highlandlad (1452) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This seems more like a Belgian strong ale than a stout, but pretty nice regardless. Smoky brown colour with a lacing head. Smells like scones dripping with treacle and bitter dark chocolate. Very rich and sweet. Soft mouthfeel, medium bodied but thinning in the swallow. Could use a little more bulk. Flavourwise, it’s all about the malts. Very sweet - treacle, Botrytis sugars, some nice smoky malts and an interesting herbal note in the finish - marjoram, perhaps. Little bit sour in the swallow. Nice. Very drinkable as a late-night sipper in the Belgian style.
(33cl bottle from Cloudwine Cellars, Melbourne. BB end 2007)
BuckeyeSammy (583) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not being a huge dark beer fan this one really suprised me. This well carbinated stout had caramel hints.
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle. Looks like cola, very sparkling. Roasted, sweet and sour aroma with salty licorice and some meaty aged notes. Malty, sweet, biscuity, toffeish and cola-like flavor with strong licorice notes, figs and raisins.
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark chocolate and quickly dissapearing head... the chocolate is the strongest ive had for a stout yet, but at the expense of other subflavors... thats not necessarily a bad thing though... good stout
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$5 330mL bottle from Takanaya. Musty yeasty aroma, I think from autolysis. Maybe a little milk smell. Deep rich dark caramel color. Little head, except for medium size bubble at the edge of the glass. Medium body. Not too sweet or dry. A little bit of a sour finish.
sinkas (291) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, IBS, Perth
Amazing funky, spicey choclately aroma, coupled with a complex, malty, caramel and grainy falvour, make this an absolute standout. Grab it if you can.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark opaque brown, almost black. Not much foam & little lacing. Great roasty liqourice aroma & taste, with some dark chocolate, espresso, coconut, plus loads more. Long, sweet & assertive finish with good roasty bitterness in the back. Medium/light body, well carbonated. A pleasant surprise.
KnutAlbert (6435) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown, I could probably have let this settle for a few more days. Small, rapidly shrinking head. Rather sweet and malty, not much of the brown toast or burned grain you usually find in a stout. A little liquorice and fennel. Easy-drinking, with a warming alcohol finish. Nyt a typical stout, but a nice beer.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Belgian yeast in the aroma and flavor as well. The beer is black. Thick and heavy on the palate. Flavor has some coffee and milk. Oatmeal in the finish. Easy to drink and a surprising alcohol kick that one doesn’t expect from the smooth, mild flavor.