Hopmaestro (366) - 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 (5043) - 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 (2490) - 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 (53) - 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 (3551) - 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
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer of the night. Thanks!
A: Black body, mocha head, legs.
N: Molasses, cocoa, wood, lactose, char, and smoke.
T: Bittersweetness. Nicely balance - wonder if it’s the cypresswood showing up here.
M: Thick body, light carbonation.
O: This is an island in the sun! (I have kids, sue me.) Being the last beer of the night, I can only hope I gave this the attention it deserved. I did rather enjoy it.
Sledutah (5661) - Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Doug, last beer of the Portland tasting. Thanks for hosting
Black with a small tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, sweet/dark malts, woody and ash
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolate color with a medium brown head. The aroma is big cocoa, milk and toast. The flavor is chocolate,ash, lactose, some big smoke, very good.
Nicke80 (230) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little head. Sweet and fruity aroma with coffee, cocoa and fruits.