hman43 (415) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate is the main aroma with this brew. It is black with with a deep chocolate brown medium bodied head. It has a very rich chocolate taste that is smooth with a hint of bitterness.
kambei70 (680) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a near black with purple highlights. A khaki colored head appears with the pour, but dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma is ashy, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, fruity pebbles. The taste is more on the dry bitter side. Medium bodied.
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camoes (212) - PORTUGAL - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13B). Bottle 50 cl - batch unknown. AROMA: sweet roasted aroma with a cream-like character. notes of dark chocolate and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: very dark Brown color with dark ruby highlights. moussy tanned head with below average retention. TASTE: sweet chocolate flavour with faint notes of coffe on the background. low bitterness with a balanced sweet and roasted finish. PALATE: medium-low body and somewhat creamy. medium carbonation. OVERALL: an interesting cream stout that would benefit from an improved body.
puredelusion (46) - Lviv, UKRAINE - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5 bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black colour with medium brown creamy head. Fully lasting head, cloudy liquid, thick density. Medium to full body, oily texture. Flat carbonation. Alcoholoic aroma with dark roasted bread, chocolate, light hoppy, cask wood, red wine. Initial taste is moderate sweet, light acidic and bitter. Some cocoa and roasted malt. Finish duration is average to long, moderate astringent, light alcoholic and coffee. Amazing beer.
TheFoamhead (90) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The choclate flavor finds its prolongation in the tase. A very nice chocolate caramel taste combined with a hint of fruityness, coming from the use of two hop sorts. The first sip might be a bit surprising, due to this very light acid note, but it levels the stong roast character and rounds it up. A bit like adding sugar to a salad dressing. The aftertaste could be more persisting in my eyes. With every sip you want to take immediately the next one - other stouts last in the mouth and you can still enjoy without taking a next sip. But maybe the brewers want exactly this effect...
This is a very good stout with a surprising fruity side note, even bit acid. A very nice beer to accompany nut-cakes. Why I gave only 7 points for the overall taste? I miss the round, full bodied after taste. This is a bit too light for a stout in my eyes.
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown almost black color, creamy tan colored head, smells malty, of tobacco, honey and burned caramel. full body, creamy / silky on the tongue. light taste of bitter chocolate and malt. good mouthfeel, good malty bitterness.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a very near black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, slightly sweet coffee and dried fruit. Medium to full mouthfeel. Flavours are sweet, but not saccharine; cocoa, mocha and some roasted malt to balance. Finish was fairly light, some brown sugar, dates and chewy malt.
BobyFischer (108) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire encre, col brun foncé, collant.Corps crémeux à souhait.Agréable Stout qui se développe en se réchauffant, à ne pas servir froid donc mais à température ambiante moins 4°C maximum.Malts torréfiés, houblons épicés et finement amers .Pas extravaguant.Juste sympathique.
AbouAli (102) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, black, clear, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
manque de longueur et pas pleine en bouche
FraekkeFyr87 (31) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma of this beer is full of chocolate and coffee. The color is pitch black and no light is penetrating the glass. Perfect! The taste is very medium for a stout so a relative big amount can be consumed. It feels very creamy and silky on the tongue. Also a bittersweet aftertaste. A really nice beer!
RW80 (808) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
AppearanceL Deep dark brown colour with a smal but dense tanned head. Head has a good retention, leaving a few Small spots.
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate
Taste: Sweet with a bit of bitterness, burned malts and coffee. Intension of bitterness caused by the roasted malts goes slightly up in the finish. and atertaste.
Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
A very fine stout. Look not the most complex one, but it’’s ver refined.