ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with mocha head. Aroma is really chocolaty, fudgy and sweet with some fruit notes. Taste starts sweet as well but not overly, just enough to make the chocolate and fruit notes shine more. Finish is more balanced by some dark chocolate and cacao flavors. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. A really tasty stout and I also like that it doesn’t have a huge ABV.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are largely dark bitter chocolate with roasted malts.
tightslice (894) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is burnt pineapple, dark chocolate. Taste is sweet caramelized pineapple with loads of tart dark chocolate. Delicious and interesting.
pov (12) - - JUN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Smokey and so forth. Sweet. Some other words to pad out to 80 chars.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black. Aroma is tons of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a touch of lactose. Taste: thick liquid cocoa followed by coffee and a touch of spice (cypress wood?).
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. From England. HHOK19. Thanks to Jukka for this treat!
Black color with a tin bubbly tan head.
Roasted malt, ashy dryness, plum and chocolate in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, dark fruits, mild berries and tobacco.
katrinaez (1256) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a thick sweetness and berry scent, and the sugar is tasted upfront. Nice balance in that the body is thin initially with the full thickness of the chocolate hitting you in the aftertaste. A bit boozy with bitter dark fruit also. Very delicious beer. Bottle.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Craft Beer Co, Covent Gardens. Dark brown color without much head or lace. Just a ring of brown. Dark chocolate and roast. Spice, earth, and wood. Sweetness, spice, and bitterness all present. Nicely made, well balanced, and full of flavor. Good beer.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap takeover @Royal Navy Volunteer on 27/5/2016, Bristol, cask version. Dark brown in colour, with a moderately sized, tan, head. Plain chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of orange and vanilla before a dryish finish. Very good.
Fullpintofbeer (185) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap takeover @Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol.
Appearance: Very dark brown colour, tiny head, hazy. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, plum, oak. Taste: lightly bitter. Palate: full body, oliy, long finish. Excellent beer, very well balanced, very drinkable.