DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of roasted grains, slightly tart fruitiness, sugary notes and a milky hint. Roasty flavor, a bit acidic, with coffee notes and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Morrisons. Oily pitch capped with tan. Bittersweet, fruity aroma mingling cocoa, dried black grapes, Christmas pudding and molasses. Thinner, more brittle flavour with yeast extract, rust and carbonised wood notes. Good ashy finish with a chocolate, tobacco and grilled pepper linger. Full body at the strength. Faint tang of bramble beneath the chocolate and rust. Surprisingly good- pretty happy I accidentally bought 2 bottles.
Borup (11003) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub in Orlando. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, coffee and smoke.
mike_77 (5164) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aroma of roasted malts and liquorice. Bitter roast taste with some fruitiness too, maybe blackcurrant but without the sweetness. Strong bitterness, quick fading finish. A bit watery.
gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a bottle into a glass on 12/15/13. Purchased bottle from Quench Beer in Silver Spring, MD (solid, small craft beer selection). Foam head was about 4 inches, piss poor pour, but 4 friggin inches...? Aroma starts with a bitter nose. Light chocolate, coffee tones. Incredible dark brown, almost black appearance. Consistency of the beer as it’s poured appears to be thin. Taste is dry, lightly tightens up your mouth like you’re drinking a cheap wine. Palate confirms what the pour predicted, tastes thin and not what one would expect from a stout. Taste continues with light, bittersweet chocolate and weak coffee. Overall, jrodoo5 said it best, " It’s just uninteresting to me. It’s ok and drinkable but I want more than that in a stout!" Agreed.
jrodooo5 (1449) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with an insanely foamy tan head that makes it impossible to tell if it leaves lacing or not. Aroma is of subtle roast. Taste is pretty dry until the clean finish. It’s just uninteresting to me. It’s ok and drinkable but I want more than that in a stout!
jflopsu (1148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black. Has a faint light chocolate aroma. A very drop hop texture with light chocolate, coffee, malt and spices.
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with red tints and a diminishing head. Aromas are raisins and blackberry with molasses and dark cherry. Earthy coffee with treacle and light liquorice and cola. Flavours are dark berries with coffee, cola and chocolate. Molasses with bitter lemon and medicinal notes. Dry on the finish. Decent.
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle at 4.7% ABV (Imported). (November 30, 2013) Loose tan head that readily dissipates. Deep mahogany body. Roasty and smoky. Artificial strawberries, blackcurrants. Floral hops. Sherbet. Forest fruits. Milk and dark chocolate. Dust. Bitter. Dry finish. 7 4 7 3 13 ##### Bottle. (January 2014). Medium frothy tan head. Jet black body. Smoke, tobacco, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, fruit, Turkish Delight, lemons, blackberry, spice, oak woo, perfume, black pepper. Bittersweet and tangy. Bitter finish. 8 4 8 3 14
Gary (1830) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled . This would be better if there was a richer texture to meet the roasted dry bitterness ; smoky vibes. coffee’ish . some dark fruit like plum ...A work in progress..