AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: dark chocolate, cacao, light lactose, toasted malts, a weird touch of floral hops. Appearance: black, massive, beige, frothy head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: heavy chocolaty sweets continue, praline, dark fruits, cacao, hot chocolate, light bitters in the finish, full bodied. Overall: excellent Foreign Stout, massive chocolate throughout. Pint at the White Horse, Parsons Green.
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2015 Bottle at tderoeck’s place. Wow, dark chocolate, milky stout, truly a desert on it’s own.
47574xeCD (756) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Euston tap. Poured jet black with light brown head. Nose is rich chocolate, vanilla, cocoa. Taste is smooth chocolate, vanilla. Cocoa, cherry fruit. Rich smooth dark. Most impressive.
Beerowl80 (39) - - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a slight coffee coloured head. Strong choclate aromas with some coffee, smoke and vanilla. Taste is very luxurious and rich. Sweet and bitter. Gorgeous but one bottle at a time is plenty.
Nocturne (1372) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Fierce-looking black with brown head, some lacing. Dark malty, molasses-filled aroma. Taste is roasty bitter coffee, sweet dark chocolate. Wood notes running through. Decent stuff, but somehow I expected a bit more from it.
likeatrainwreck (257) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with tan head. Creamy mouthfeel, with lots of chocolate, vanilla, hints of wood. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. Tasty stuff, but pretty rich.
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a thick tan head. Good lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate, sugar and wood. Flavour of chocolate ice-cream, pine, vanilla and a hint of orange zest. Medium body with a slick texture. Soft fizz. Lives up to its name - this is a cake-like Stout. I wouldn’t want more than one.
Saeglopur (1332) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle BB Dec 31st 2014, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Black body, with a medium, dense, coffee colored head.
Aroma is quite sweet, with dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, wood.
Tastes of smooth coffee, cocoa, vanilla, wood, some dark fruits.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, quite dry, with coffee, wood, cocoa, milk chocolate.
Tasty. Drinks very smooth, alcohol is completely hidden. The nose is a bit too sweet for me, but the taste is greatly balanced, cocoa is very well integrated. Great, comfortable Stout.
Werckmeister (1296) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home shared with Saeglopur, from trade with Nische, many thanks. BB 12/2014. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells of malty roast, ash, bitter chocolate, peat, spices. overall nice smell, peat notes a bit too present though. full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. tastes of ash, coffee, bitter chocolate, light berry notes, milky / creamy, hints of sweetness, spices, some wood, lightly sour. finishes with very nice notes of creamy bitter chocolate and of light ash and nice roast notes. not so crazy about the smell, but the taste and especially the finish is very nice, just a tad bit medical though.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted licorice Woody dark fruits tar chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate licorice vanilla caramell woody fruity and cocoa powder flavour. Really nice Lovely beer :-)