CitrusP (60) - Newcastle, - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very very roasty aroma, some fresh hop character too. Came up with a fairly and creamy head. Very dominant dark chocolate and espresso character, rich and delicious. Really nicely balanced plate, nice tingly bitterness to it that stops the intensity of the chocolate roastiness from being overwhelming. really enjoyed it
Turtles (497) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
350ml bottle from Pivovarský klub. Light black or dark brown, creamy tan head, leaves much lacing. Dry aroma with dark chocolate, roasted malt, hops. Creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated, full body. The taste is mildly bitter, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, sweet licorice. Dry finish.
Scotbrew (56) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As a lot of people have already commented, this is a solid beer. All components are well-balanced: roasted malts vs aromatic hop aromas, and a coffee and chocolate sweetness balanced out by a decent bitterness in the finish. I also get cola and some peat-like flavours. Excellent and a good benchmark for the style
bax (1290) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 15/07-2015) medium light brown head, black color, roasted hoppy aroma, medium co2, fit body, rather smooth chocolate taste. BB date 16.07.2015.
lello4ever (249) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Colore nero con schiuma beige persistente. Buon aroma di caffè e malto tostato. Al palato caffè, note poco amare, buon equilibrio e sapori non eccessivi. Media carbonazione. Buona stout.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dark beige head.
Coffee, roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate and fruits inte nose. Some hops.
Coffee, chocolate, hops, fruits, and salt in the mouth. Dry and bitter.
woodychevy (637) - - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mills River. Can’t believe I haven’t tried this until now. Super solid- would expect nothing less from SN. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, sweet, and not an overly heavy mouthfeel. Actually thought the porter had more depth to it, but will have to try them side by side. Decent, not outstanding.
SkillsFactory (176) - ITALY - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marrone scurissimo, quasi nera, riflessi caramello, schiuma beige non molto persistente.
Aroma di mirtilli rossi, caffè tostato, zucchero caramellato, cioccolato amaro e leggera liquirizia.
Al palato un po' acida, prevale il caffè tostato, cioccolato amaro e frutti rossi, leggera nota alcolica, leggermente acquosa.
Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata.
alomtnez (165) - SPAIN - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Average brownish head with good retention. Clear mahogany. Roasted malt, chocolate, burnt sugar, liquorice. Taste is also roasted malt, burnt caramel, dried dark fruit, black coffee hints, some chocolate and dome acidity. Creamy palate and medium body. Quite good.
mikkos (298) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black cola colored beer with a bit beige long lasting medium head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, smoke, roasted malts, some fruitiness, almost vinous tones, cherries. Nice! Taste falls a bit behind, roasted malts, caramel sweetness, bread, a slight hint of ashtray. Mouthfeel medium and co2 a bit high. Finishes with some bitterness, smooth. Quite good... actually really good. More for me please.
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visionthing (3604) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl bottle at Beach Club, Oslo. Pours clear, close to black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate, malt, dark fruits and hints of herbs and caramel. Medium sweet with nice roasty aromas and a pleasantly bitter finish. Nice one!