Scipio (831) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black with an average tan head that fades rather quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, grape, coffee, and a little bit of chocolate. Its a good combination, but it is more subdued. There is nothing held back in the taste, though. It is strong and bold. Lots of chocolate with a good mixture of grape. Woody flavors, a decent amount of coffee, and some vanilla undertones are here as well. It is a little on the sweet side, but not overly so. Medium in body, while the texture is thick and somewhat oily. The aftertaste is mostly chocolate with some of that appealing grape. This one is different, and more unusual that some people might not like it. I think its good. It seems that SKA makes some very interesting stouts.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of dark fruits, molasses, plums, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of resinous floral hops, molasses, alcohol warmth, dark fruits, very nice. Can.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch Black Color, Huge Mocha Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Sweet Chocolate Aroma. Toasted Malt, Molasses, Sweet Chocolate. First Sip gives a light sign of High ABV, afterwards Hides it Well. Nice, Full Bodied. Easy Drinker. Tasty. Enjoyed It.
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Black with a tan head. Aroma is a little woodsy at first, and then comes cocoa, like Rosemary chocolate bar from israel’s 1980s. Tastes bitter and a little alcoholic, and the grapes appear as beer meets the palate. Full body, long roasty finish with chocolate and hazelnut notes and balanced carbonation. nice.
ThreeCats (807) - ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a very nice dark mocha head. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and hint of vanilla and chalk. Taste full rich, very dark coffee and bitter chocolate, with that touch of sweetness that makes a foreign stout. Coffee, roast, and bitter chocolate on palette. Very nice beer
Werckmeister (2219) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can at home from trade with Nische, many thanks. No noticeable BB date. There is a swedish sticker that says about 12/2013, but I guess that cant be right :P black color, medium big dark brownish head. smells malty roast, some sweetness, lightly sour, light smoke notes, some wood, a bit liqueurish, earthy, some dark fruits, raisins. quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roasty, some sweetness, wood notes, light alcohol, earth notes, liqueurish, lightly sour, light ash, some dark fruits, I would say plums, raisins, coconut. finishes with some sweetness, earthy notes and light wood. I like it, but overall its rather sweet, I think the wood notes help to make it feel even sweeter. Less sweetness would make this even better.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Black with a tan head. Nice roasty aroma with some coffee, a bit of licorice, a dark fruits note, a bit of wood. Bittersweetish flavor, a bit boozy, with roast, coffee, licorice, and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Kinda alcoholic. OK, but a bit disappointing.
Tayeth (533) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr angenehmer Geruch und schön runder Geschmack. Nicht zu trocken, leichte Schokonoten und einen kleinen Tick säuerlich.
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[On-tap at SKA] Dark brown with a small dark tan head. Taste is fairly sweet with some dark chocolate and coffee, and some undercurrents of fruit. Alcohol is by no means overpowering, but is surprisingly present for 8%. Leaves kind of an ashy, acrid taste in the finish. Average mouthfeel, long finish. This is okay, but really does not impress.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a slight off white head and decent lacing. Fruit, most noticeably the grapes, are prevalent in the nose. For me, the taste is great. Coffee and grapes; a strange combo for sure but it works. Medium bodied and some carbonation too. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew and would happily pick it up again!
Imaena (2193) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is an odd duck of a stout with some funky woodiness and wine action going on.