Lilja (1808) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av choklad, rostad malt, karamell, kakao, trä med toner av torkad frukt. Rund och len, lagom sötma, lätt syrlighet, beska med smak av bitter mörk choklad. Mycket elegant.
jc1762 (57) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle (Best Before 31 December 2014) into a teku glass. Pours coffee black with a thin but somewhat generous coffee brown head.
A lot of the cacao and cypress wood on the nose. Not so much the lactose. Also a good amount of roast malts. Upon warming up a lot of the tropical fruits such as passion fruit.
The palate is medium bodied but quite foamy. The attack is very cacao/dark chocolate forward. A slight tartness and sweetness from the milk sugar also becomes very apparent. Just a slight coffee bitterness in the middle but overall, a very easy drinking stout. The darkness of the chocolate is balanced by the brighter flavors of the milk sugar. Tropical fruit flavors also appear a lot more upon warming up. In general, the flavors are not very intense as expected from this style. If you’re looking for something a little more, I’d recommend the Shattered Dream.
Ozckr (289) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toast, roasty, resin, black, sparkling, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,
VsXsV (2541) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, wood, spices, pears and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate and dried fruit. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6987-20141219] 330mL bottle. Roasted sweet grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Roasty grains and sweet old malt flavour. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
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jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-12-19. Black body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is interesting, lightly alcoholic, dryish cocoa, lightly tangy. Flavour has sweet dark malt core, lightly bitter, notes of cocoa. 7++ Medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice stuff. Bottle from Alesela, Glasgow.
Ferris (5237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Syrupy, chocolate and coca. Deep jet brown with a brown head. Chocolate, light sweetness and a syrupy finish. A bit syrupy and sweet.
gegwilson (1534) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Vesuvio, Darlington. Pours black with a tan head. The taste is rich and delicious. Loads of chocolate and a touch of heat. Extremely good.
Idiosynkrasie (4240) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with late awakening, average, dense, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Dark malty aroma has dry, herbal cocoa notes, hints of lactic acid, a woody touch, background-ish liquorice. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty with cocoa notes, minimally sweet hints of milk chocolate, a touch of lactic acid, unspecific fruitiness; lasting finish, smooth, soft, silky palate.
mR_fr0g (4158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home picked up at mother Kelly’s about 8 months ago. Opaque black pour with a lively creamy dark tan head. Aroma is sweet smooth roasted malts, berry red currant fruits. Some cakey and chocolate malts with just a hint of smoke on the nose as well. Flavour Is composed of smooth sweet caramel, cakey malts with some biting roast ashy bite in the finish. Secondary red currant dried cranberry flavours some lactose sweetness and a little spice. Palate is full with airy high carbonation and a semi dry finish. Little lactose sweetness rounds it out nicely.