skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and fruits. Opaque, black coloured with a lasting, medium, brown head. Taste is sweet, roasted malty with coffee and some fruit. Well balanced brew, but not too complex.
Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#16 [Blind tasting session @ Papsoe 30-11-2007] Average creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good lacework. Dark mahogany color. Dried fruit, toasted malt. Over the palate heavy notes of coffee, bitter chocolate and liquorish. Hint of tar. Medium to full bodied with a light dry texture and a lively carbonation. Moderated mix of bitter and sweet flavor. Dry bitter English liquorish that lingers in the mouth and covers it.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 2003 Bottle. Pours an opaque dark milk chocolate brown with a small tan head. Aroma is hugely roasted malt, lots of fresh barley, and some lightly sweet caramel notes. Flavor begins with an enormous amount of roasted malt. Tastes very fresh and unrefined, that is to say, VERY bitter. I like bitter stouts but even this was getting to be a bit much. Fortunately, the more it sat out and warmed (approaching room temp) the more sweet cocoa flavors began to emerge. Full body, low carbonation. Good rich, oily mouthfeel. The flavor was definitely oily black malt with some dry cocoa, sweet chocolate, and plenty of alcohol esters, quite vinous. This is about as good as any stout I've ever had. Like a cross between a regular roasty stout and a bigger imperial. Amazing beer if you are in the mood for a little less than an Imperial stout. Thanks, James (Mutant) for the chance to try this gem.
bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in colour with a decent tan head. Standard stout aromas and it was very easy drinking considering the alcohol strength still I was expecting a lot more from this beer.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick brown bubbly head on a dark stout,good carbonation.Aroma chocolate,very nice note,caramel,malty aroma,milk,vanilla note.Flavour superb caramel and chocolate malt tastes lovely,mild bitter roasted tastes,yeasty,great on the palate,moccha like flavour.This is the flavour I,ve been looking for in a stout of this type,one sip after another,great stuff.Finish cream malt tasting chocolate,bitter tang on the buds,a stout to really enjoy.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very nice dry stout. Lots of dark chocolate flavors, with some nice espresso coffee roastedness. A nice full mouthfeel, that is sticky and chewy. Very drinkable.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark as they come, the head is light chocolate brown, large, frothy, long lasting, sheets of lace that cling to the vary last drop. Nose caramel, toasted coffee beans, rich bitter sweet chocolate, and of course malts. Front is sweet, the top medium to full, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, lightly acidic, and a decent íStoutí by any standards. Ranks a respectable #291 on my current 1000 beer master list.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours thick and black, like pouring motor oil in your engine. Thick creamy tan head caps off a solid body. Warming roast malt and burnt toffee flavours that hide the high alcohol content well. A good beer from a large brewery.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. 750ml long neck. On Sullyís sound advice I went back for this large bottle of super strength stout. Consumed at the end of and Australian Hotel sprint, city drink at the Establishment and an Elephant beer at the BBQ I must admit I was not taking my finest notes. What I do know is that I thoroughly enjoyed this beer (as did the Pom) and that it was dark brown with smooth caramel malt flavour. The strength was not discernable or at least not to me. The rest is a bit of a stretch. Many thanks to the Pom & Glor for he BBQ at their place.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A lively pour, black with a huge thick creamy head. A brown head that laced very well. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee. Deliciously dry and roasty on the palate, strong coffee flavours in the malt, as well as some vinuous qualities.