tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft sampler that poured a dark brown with light brown head. the nose was of roasted malts and hints of hops and that strain of Belgian yeast mild yet very distinctive. the flavor you get that same Belgian strain but I picked up notes of bourbon and vanilla and oak..all very mild in degree. most notable was the chocolate. decent abv but still off in a way...otherwise still drinkable
Sammy (11056) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some interesting aromas, however not delivering. A dry stout with syrup. Not very drinkable. My first? Smuttynose drainpour.
halfonit (1319) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tall, tan head. Aroma is of well-roasted malts, roastyness, nuttiness, spice, cloves, and oak. Full bodied. Flavor is of roasty, toasty, and chocolaty malts, dark fruits, some spice, Belgian yeast, cloves, and oak barrels Leaves an oaked Belgian stout finish. Good stuff.
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Very glossy black pour with no head. Aroma is rich and earthy. A little smokey. Flavors are not sweet or sticky. A touch alcoholic, but not bad. Tough to place, which I suppose fits with its mixed heritage. Not really noticing the begian yeast, but the stout and barrel character come through.
hershiser2 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark and thick. Not much of a head. Smells wonderful. Chocolates and coffee, dark fruit, creamy vanilla. Taste is alcohol, coffee, vanilla, chocolates, dark fruit. Yum.
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mjs (6387) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at laiti’s, 20150613) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses and yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, yeast, bread, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildy bitter. A nice malty brew
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
660ml bottle - thanks VastActiv! (6:4:6-:4-:11=3.1--)
Ruby glints, tiny head. Aroma has some mushrooms. Sweet and sticky body. Both drying and sweet. Nutty sweet and messy taste. What is this? (Apart from a bit of a weird mess, that is.)
Marduk (6129) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle @laiti’s, thanks. Dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty, hops, sweet, roast, sweet notes in aroma. Roasted malts, sugar and chocolate in taste. Sweet roast in aftertaste. Way too sweet for me!
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.65l at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Thanks to Jow! Colour is black with very small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. Quite fruity easy imp stout. Nice drinkability.
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has licorice, cardboardy tones and some licorice. Flavour has herbal tones, licorice root, sweet toasted sugary tones and mild milk-coffee tones. Too sweet and sticky but not that bad. Does not feel like an IS, close to a sweet stout. Pairs well with Marie cookies.