mR_fr0g (7237) - 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.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive English collab. brew Anno 2014, with cacao, Cypress wood and lactose, from Voldby Købmandsgaard Hammel, complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly woody/spicy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
TEJA (1917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget, sweden. Thick almost permanent brown head. Rich chocolate aroma with vanilla and just a tuch of coffey. Balanced dark malt taste with the bitterness. Full body.
FunkyF (658) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Söt doft av choklad. Vattnig med inslag av tjära.
Hopmaestro (972) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasted, malty and spicy. The taste takes you on a ride with milk chocolate, vanilla, malts and burned coconuts. A little salty. Light and dry in the finish. This stout takes you on a boat trip through the archipelago of the Caribia, making stops on all the small islands where you try out the local flavors from cocoa, salt water and inhaling burned Cypress wood and vanilla. Very pleasant.
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized brown head. Black beer.
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, some raisin, some mocha, some roast, some hints of roaste sweetness and some cabbage/manure tints.
Flavours of sweet, bitter, roast, dark chocolate, cacoa, coffee, caramel, some mocha, some sweet wood roast...
Aftertaste is bitter, chocolate, light coffee, mocha and light roast.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
Very nice stuff!
Inbreak (3563) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
08.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and roasted, dark malts, dark sugar, salty licorice, dark fruits, wood, lactose, sour coffee, grass. Taste is slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, sour coffee, burnt caramel, minerals, grass, wood, dark fruits, dark sugar, sweet licorice, hay, cocoa. Medium bitterness, slightly watery and mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.
RoNo (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget. Black drink with high brown foam with large bubbles that quickly disappear, leaving marks on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and wet leather. Soft and gentle mouth feel with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee beans.
xescu (60) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Una cerveza muy espectacular, aroma a chocolate suave, no muy dulce. no empalaga i tiene una densidad y color negro bastante suggerentes.
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Ales by Mail. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla and light booze. Taste is big, bold and sweet with more dark chocolate, raisins, bread, vanilla and honey. Light roastiness to keep the finish a bit drier. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, really good but I feel it fails to deliver all the goodness that the name and deScription would suggest