Derek881 (1013) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured this beer into a trumpet glass from the bottle to drink. It had a rich black color with a dark brown hue, and a big dark tan foamy/creamy head with average retention, good lacing, and excellent cling. The beer had a sweet malty chocolate aroma with notes of coffee, caramel, and nut, and also a toasty earthy hops component, and a slight smokey effect. Its taste was a sweet chocolate/caramel malt flavor with some toasty hops giving a slight smokey bitterness. It had an average-density body with a slight syrup effect, and was slightly dry, though a touch creamy with average carbonation and life.
jfb (4004) - 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 (1423) - 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 (630) - 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 (2479) - 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 (2689) - 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 (1145) - 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 (137) - 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
wmubronco1992 (633) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Large tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavor of dark coffee and chocolate. Palate is on the thin side. Dry roasty mouthfeel. I was surprised that this had a lighter body, but with an ABV of 5.8% that probably is expected. Overall a good stout, maybe very good considering the lower alcohol content, but not crazy good. Would drink again.
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown to almost black with mocha colored head. doesn’t last to long. in its own right this a good. but for me this is not so much a good stout. its does have some good aroma and the flavor is pretty decent. but stouts usually have a thicker body and somewhat a stronger flavor. that being said this has all the characteristics of a good stout but this one is not for me.