larsniclas (5219) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at SBWF11
Pitch black. Creamy beige head.
Loads of milky, vinous chocolate.
Slightly smokey flavour with licorice. Pretty sweet.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes from my backlog: Opaque pour with a tan ring of head. Big boozy aroma- fruity notes, burnt raisin, fig and apparent alcohol. One dimensional. Nice creamy body, however, with a big one dimensional flavor. Burnt dark fruits, molasses, salty char. Big and nondescript. Salty black malt bitter finish. Disappointing.
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown color with light brown head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate aromas. Bitter dark chocolate flavor with burnt malts and an ashy finish. Full body with minimal carbonation and a thick, creamy mouthfeel. A nice stout.
thicksuds (374) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I only like really good stouts and this is one. Tastes like a chocolate milk stout, goes down smooth and creamy, like a milkshake, abv is totally undetectable and a nice bite at the end. Awesome.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: The smell is roasted tones of malt and caramelized sugar, typically burnt bread, dark roasted coffee and sweet licorice.
Appearance: The beer is black, very black, with a possible hint of brown when being poured. The head is beige, settles slowly and leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste has sweetness, dark syrup, a dry burnt roasted flavor. A warm and persistent bitter experience.
Palate: Low carbonation, small bubbles, a soft feeling.
Overall: The beer is good, but for me I like more roundness, the bitterness stands out a bit too much. Should possibly be stored for a couple of years.
Note: Bottle 650 ml. Reviewed 2010-03-20.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Black beer with a beige head. Dark chcoclate and malty aroma. Dark chcoclate, licorice and malty flavour.
illidurit (1966) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog purge. On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Dark fruits, chocolate and ashy coffee throughout, mild licorice, roasted bitterness, a bit thin and light.
fletchfighters (941) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Opened the bottle to a huge plume of white smoke. Poured reddish black and settled jet black, no light penetrating at all. Moderate pour got a huge, three finger chocolate colored head that changed to dark brown. Very well structured and held up for several minutes. Upon swirling the head went back to chocolate.
S-- Chocolate and more chocolate. Baking and sweet chocolate. Also get oatmeal and coffee in the smell. Not a huge smell at all.
T-- Baking chocolate, sweet chocolate and bits of coffee. Much more powerful taste than smell.
M-- Chocolate gives way to hop bitterness an just a touch of lemon from the hops for just a bit. On the sweet side for the most part and the baking chocolate takes hold of the beer as it gets warmer. Low carbonation and on the thick side.
D-- a Sweet desert stout
davey101 (567) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle into DFH signature glass at room temperature. Julian date puts it at February 22, 2010. Nearly two and a half years old. These nitrogenated SN bottles still freak me out whenever I open them, massive champagne style pop.
A - Pours a pitch black body with a massive fluffy three finger high light mocha head. Settles down to a thin cap with edging. Great lacing and retention.
S - Despite its age, the hops are still present. Piney and light grapefruit work off of some roasty and charred malts along with milk chocolate and coffee beans. Excellent aroma.
T - Starts off with some fading piney hops mixed with milk chocolate. Light layers of cocoa powder, sweet vanilla, liquorice, roasted malts, and some coffee. The finish is slightly bitter and charred. Its complex and interesting, yet at the same time simple and approachable.
M - Medium to light bodied. Probably a touch thin for the style, but it carries the flavors well. Ample carbonation which helps.
O - A delicious stout that has held up very well over the last two years. Its not barrel aged or over the top, just a very simple and tasty stout which is starting to lose the hop bite that SN is so well known for.
bconch (249) - - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taken from old notes. 2010 bottle drank on 11/11/11. Jet black pour with nice carbonation. Nose of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Bitter taste that lingers throughout. Almost too hoppy for a stout.