DavidWoodruff (393) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark brown with thick light brown head. Cocoa and coffee waft up immediately. Black roasted malt dominates the palate with just a faint amount of coffee in the end. Hop bitterness makes a good showing and is well balanced given the preponderance roasted malt character. What can I say, a stout stout.
doomy86 (24) - - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium bitterness, with dark caramel and coffee aroma. Very nice tan head and black color.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A creamy mix that is so rich and well bodied. Full and dark in color. Is one of the best stouts out there period.
jfb (4023) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) deep ruby-black colour with a frothy light-brown colour. aroma of coffee and citrus fruit, with some light caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar and lavender. flavour is mostly roasted malts and caramel, slightly chalky, with some notes of herbal hops, more coffee and a dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Swaroga (1429) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very decent light stout. Nothing wrong with this one but nothing exceptional neither. Dominating black chocolate with orange peel. Aftertaste is mellow and quite hoppy. It is a very drinkable one without any strong dry notes. Why not.
McSherman (1) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Schönes Schwarzes Bier. Tolles Aroma und Geschmack durch ausgewogenen Einsatz von Röst- und Karamellmalz und angenehmer Hopfung.
SVD (636) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, black beer with a small head, aroma is roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, some coffee, bitter. Not bad
Douberd (2513) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sierra Nevada Stout) 355 bottle at the Hoppy Loft, into a tumbler. Very dark, almost black colour on the body, small but thick and creamy head, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of oats, fruits, even some citrus.
Taste of oats, light liquorice, light roasted malts, quite a bit of chocolate.
Thin body, low carbonation.
Quite good, with a thicker body would be even better.
Holmen1 (2716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen: svart rubin med flott beige skum. Diskret aroma av nybrent kaffe, mørk sjokolade og ristet brød. Nydelig balansert smak, her har de truffet innertier. Stor og myk munnfylde. Deilig tørr avslutning med et hint av rugsyrlighet selv om der ikke er brukt rug.
Holmen2 (1166) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 28.10.14. Almoat black. Dark beige head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Good bitterness, roasted malt and dark coffee in taste. Refreshing and very drinkable. Well-balanced and in harmony.
BBHansen (139) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours black with medium off-white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, coffee, chocolate and citrus notes, Palate: medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, medium bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: good stout