rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Konttori, Tampere, Finland.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, ashy darkness and malty sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, grassy some bitterness and ashy dryness. Thin.
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Sarpa (512) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl @ konttori. Pours black with an off white head. Roast malts, chocolate aroma. Coffee, malts flavour
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty and fruity malt, some floral hops. Flavour is roasty liquorice, some bitter hops, fruity notes. Nice.
Inbreak (1066) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
13.11.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, chocolate, vanilla, sugar, roasted grain, grass, puffed rice. Taste is very watery and kind of metallic, dark malts, grass, burnt caramel, harsh hay, sugar, hints of chocolate. Medium bitterness, very thin body. So boring!
Niller (341) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bilka, Tilst. Nearly black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted/burnt malt with coffee notes. Taste is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth palate. Nice light bitter finish of roasted malt.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE Jun 2014, at Hilpeš Hauki, 20131109) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and sweet English hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had chocolate, swetness and bitterness. A very balanced and tasty stout but it left a bit watery overalll feeling.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ Ravintola Artturi, Tampere.
Pours deep dark red color with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and faint coffee. Flavour of chocolate, caramel malts, some coffee notes and faint dark fruits. A bit thin but still tasty.
Tide (1276) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Black Door. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, coffee, nuts, oats, black fruits and roasted malts. Smooth, malty body. Bitter finish with coffee, black fruits and nuts. Excellent dry stout.
kingstoni (1167) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thin brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Dry taste with medium bitterness.
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BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 500ml bottle: BBD unknown. Poured into a pint tankard on 5th Nov 2013.
Itís black: the head is deep with a creamy foam texture and tan coloured, it looks great.
Roasted and almost burnt malts fill the nose, rich coffee notes rise out of the tankard and you somehow know itís going to be dry on the tongue because of the aroma.
The smell didnít lie, this is a dry Stout: it has Bourneville Chocolate within its flavours along with ground coffee and just plain over roasted malts. Any real bitterness is always covered by the semi-creamy body feel, although it is just under the surface throughout.