fidelis83 (2160) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sharp licorice/anise, sweet bread spices, roast, burnt sugar, vanilla, earth and woody notes. The flavor is interesting, it starts off pretty normal, with some roast, coffee, caramel, hints of smoke, light woody and vanilla notes, and white bread toast, then a second wave of flavor hits with licorice, coconut and mint, as it moves more toward the back of my mouth. It finishes with earth, chocolate,roast, dark fruit banana bread and that coconut, licorice and mint lingering on. Medium body, slightly creamy entry that immediately dries to a pretty dry finish. Pretty enjoyable overall, it really has some interesting flavors going on, though not necessarily 100% good.
FatPhil (10610) - 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 (3828) - Tallinn, 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 (3859) - Oulu, 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 (7264) - 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.
rougeau13 (2176) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark clear cola colored with a tan head. Aroma of banana, bubblegum, and roast. Taste is roast and bubblegummy yeast. It’s a bit off-putting and cloying. Medium bodied. Not thrilled, at all.
BOSSbrewer (2679) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is lots of chocolate and some dark fruit. Bourbon is evident and some oak. Really nice. Alcohol is noticeable.
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Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - nose is roast and dark chocolate. Sip adds burnt sugar/caramel and licorice. boring and flat.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belgian esters mix with roast in the aroma. Appearance is a very dark brown almost black with a small tan head with low head retention. Flavor has Belgian waters upfront with coffee like roast in the end. Notes of cocoa and toast are also present. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the Belgian esters and the roast clash with each other. Not a fan.
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trapped (1295) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with creamy tan head, spicy coffee-caramel aroma, medium carbonation, full body, long finish with mocha aftertaste. The Belgian yeast seems to add some fruity flavors, making this quite a nice brew!
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a sheet of light tans. Smells of vanilla, artificial grape, some wood, cocoa and graham. Flavor is mostly grain, sweet graham, some fruit (stone fruit), raisin, dust. Medium bodied leaning on empty, moderate and smooth carb with a dry finish. Interesting beer, the belgian yeast isn’t too aggressively which allows for balance.