Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
half a year past it’ s due date. Bottle from ølbutikken enjoyed at home.
pours somewhere between black and very dark brown, brown head that doesn’t seem entirely stable.
strong aroma of coffeee, roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, faint banana milkshake.
very very strong flavor, more than full bodied, starts out slightly sweet and chocolaty and ends superdry heavily roasted without becoming burnt. aftertaste very dominated by roasted malts and other roasted stuff.
palate is real nice, thick brew, but strangely, somehow it feels a little watery too. Overall it is absolutely amazing that someone gets this much flavor out of a brew at only 5%. If i had to guess, i’d put the ABV at 10% and guess this was an imp.stout or something. for a 5% beer we’ve got unbeliveably intense flavor and aroma. and i though guinness was amazing for a "low alc", blah. this is the real stuff.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark colour, fine lace, toasted, coffee aroma, smooth, full-bodied, nice bitterness
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 4/27/08: Sampled in the presentation tent at WBF Raleigh. Dark black with a very large brown head. Strong oat aroma with banana and spice. Taste of oats, coffee, caramel. Light smokiness. Thick and chewy texture. Tongue-coating. 7/3/8/4/16/3.8
Rerate: 5/31/08... Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Very dark pour with a one finger brown head, low head retention and no lacing. Sweet malty and nutty aroma with notes of oatmeal and a subtle smokiness. Taste is bitter coffee with the oats coming later. Just enough smoke to not be offensive to my rauschbier hating self. Yum. 6/3/8/4/15/3.6
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Re-rate 4/9/12: Bottle shared at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Black-colored with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate, a bit of coffee and a drier finish. Medium-bodied. A nice Stout. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Dark brown to black-colored. Sweet aroma of chocolate, a bit of nuts, roastiness and light coffee hints. Sweet flavor with some chocolate, a bit of smoke and a slightly drier finish. Medium silky body. 7/3/7/4/14=3.5
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Dark brown almost black coloured. Brown dense medium sized head. Chocolate, sweets, spice in the aroma. Flavour is creamy and chocolatish. Smooth on the palate, but also a bit watery. Medium bodied. Nice one, but in my book not a top50 beer. Thanks Jeppe for sharing.
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to DougShoemaker for this one! Outstanding Stout, although I still like Sam Smith’s a little more. My only negative comment about this one is that the alcohol flavor was not hidden as well as it could have been (or do we call that ’bitterness’?). Roased aroma and nice coffee flavoring. Almost black with great lacing. I am going to try to hunt this one down again sometime.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired in trade with beerhugger (thanks!). Poured a dark black with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffe. Additional flavors of light oatmeal. A little smoky as well. Smooth body and very easy to drink.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro. It tastes like I would imagine a caramel infused coffee would, smooth and rich,
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 nice chocolate lack color and taste. Thick consistency. Nice bittersweet chocolate/expresso aftertaste with a tad of sweetness.. Can sip and enjoy.
Had later on draft-very smooth
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010
Date: July 06, 1996
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Aroma: roasted oat aroma
Flavor: rich roasted oat flavor with a touch of chocolate
Date: December 01, 1997
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Score: iii to iiii
Appearance: black, big nitro dark tan head
Aroma: strong sweet roasted chocolate aroma
Flavor: big rich sweet chocolate flavor, just a hint of bitterness
Date: October 06, 2008
Source: Bruisin Ales
Score: iiii to iii
Appearance: black, thin tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, dark caramel sweetness, touch of vanilla
Body: creamy body with an oily oatmeal character
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt brings in lots of bitterness, caramel sweetness brings it back in more balance, long bitter finish
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: black, dark beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Body: creamy velvet nitro body
Flavor: big roasted flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate, dark caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4