Temptation (224) - - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very original beer, with a singular interpretation of the stout style (in an American way). The appeareance is perfect, one the best I’ve ever seen in a stout: pitch black colour with a superb head, beige colour and solid as a rock. Great lasting and retention, but not too carbonated, the mouthfeel is very hoppy with a refreshing effect uncommon in average stouts. Very well balanced, with slight notes to coffee and roasted malts in opposition to (or complementing) the Cascade hop character. Very easy to drink, medium body and development. Very nice.
Calisky (701) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur noire avec reflets rouges, mousse beige légère!. Nez leger malt caramel, café, grillé. Gout malt grillé, chocolat, note houblonnée , petite amertume chocolatée en fin de bouche!;
wihlan (257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska hamnmästaren - doftar något unket. Mörk och beigt skum. Brända toner och försiktigt.
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black but some red hue. Short creamy tan head. light lace. Roasted malts,chocolate, caramel bit of sweetness. Smooth roast,chocolate malts. Rich with an equally balanced sweet bitter. Pine hop character under the roast with more pine in bitter.Bit of citrus tang to it. Sweet and bitter linger. I enjoy this stout way more than average stouts. Great stout.
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black, near opaque beer. Pours a good sized rocky tan head.
Punchy aroma packed full of grapefruit, pine & grassy malts, backed by a solid measure of chocolatey, caramelly, nutty malt.
Full body with good carbonation, has a slickness to the texture.
Palate comes through with more bitter chocolate & roast nutty malts combining with citrus peel, & woody pine hops. Firm bitterness on long finish.
Very nice American-style stout
ATulloch (93) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a black with a toffee head which fades. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark forest fruits and a coffee whiff. Flavours of roasted coffee beans, treacle and a prune. Lovely deep coffee linger. Nice
DocJitsu (949) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, dark, ruby-cola brown color with a fat, tan, long-lasting head. Dark roasted malt, chocolate and mild smokiness. Smooth an thick. More bitter smokiness appears in the flavor than was noted in the aroma. Chocolate comes through, but is expressed more in the nose. Coffee and coffee acidity emerge as well.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, taste is smooth roast chocolate.
AtronSeige (571) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Malt: Med-high, rich malty, molasses, licorice. Esters: Medium; dark fruit, raisins. Hops: Light resiny. No diacetyl.
Appearance: Body: Black/very dark with red highlights. Clear. Head: Large, tan, good retention, lacing.
Flavour: Malt: Medium-high roasty, licorice, light caramel. Hops: Medium-light, resiny, earthy. Balance: Medium-high bitterness. Finish: Medium-dry with lingering roasty, licorice and slight sweetness. Esters: Medium-light plum, cherry. Slight astringency.
Mouthfeel: Body: Medium, smooth, creamy. Carbonation: Medium high. Slight astringency. Light alcohol warming.
Overall: A very good example of style.
350 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
13E American Stout
tfredvik (1120) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black-bodied beer with a beige, fully lasting head that covers the glass in lovely draperies. Malty, moderate aroma with burnt notes and ash. Quite strong flavour of hard roasted coffee with ash and fruity notes in the back. Moderate to light sweet with a light dry and moderate bitter finish. Fantastic mouthfeel! It has a creamy and smooth texture, it’s mid-bodied and has a moderate carbonation.
[33 cl bottle shared with my father-in-law, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
ruigo (1091) - PORTUGAL - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl bottle. Clear black colour with a very thin tan head. Chocolate, roast and vanilla aromas. Average to soft carbonation and medium oily body. Taste is well balanced starting with sweet notes and finishing in more bitter and dry notes. Overall, a very nice brew.