strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, nearly black pour. Vanishing mocha head. Aroma of smoky Belgian yeast. A more complex flavor than anticipated based on the nose. Roasted, charred, a little bitter. Some dark fruit notes with buried caramel undertones. Pretty well balanced. Slick and flat with a long, dry finish. Lingering alcohol. Pretty solid Stillwater offering.
Mark_Eck (997) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and some fruits.
stouby (3993) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC2015. Clear black with a beige head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, notes of chocolate, coffee). Flavor medium+ sweet, medium bitter. Medium to full body, smooth.
Bif (1643) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, hint of chocolate and caramel sweetness. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of chocolate and coffee with touch of smoke. Has a distinct bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a good malty character with no hint of the 8.4% ABV. Interesting and enjoyable beer.
vjohans (381) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@red cbc 2015
yeasty spices, brown, dry bitterness, nice smoke, full body, long finish
brnandersen (2431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Black with a reddish tinge, thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with licorice, fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, earthy hops and dark malts. Taste is bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Finishes dry and roasted with coffee and gentle smoke. Lovely Stout.
humlelala (1094) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap @ Mikkeller) As grateful as I am at being able to enjoy the ’leftovers’ of the CBC I cannot help but reflect on the way I somehow always manage to order dark, strong beers in Mikkeller Bar when I don’t have the time to spare to properly warm these beers from the cold temperature at which they are served. Let this serve as a disclaimer to my tasting notes in the below.
Poured into a stemmed Mikkeller glass reveals a pitch black body and the signature Mikkeller pour with no space left over in the glass for proper head formation with a slight ring of surface film. No lace and very weak head regeneration. Aroma is interesting and seems to match my expectations for a foreign stout. Dark but with a funky (not tart) twist that seems to have notes of chocolate, toffee and phenols. Oily texture, medium body, lively carbonation to the point of being prickly on the tongue and aboozy warming finish, which is probably due to the fact that there is very little masking sweetness in the flavour. It never gets unpleasant though. Interesting composition.
martin00sr (1476) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @CBC15. Clear black with beige froth. Roasted malt aroma, hints of chocolate. Roasted flavor, coffee and tobacco. Light mouthfeel, dry and bitter.
kryon (1806) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with low latte brown head
Aromas has malty profile, hints of choxolate, asphalt
Taste has light notes of dark malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits
Nische (1123) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, berries, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, yeast, berries, chocolate, yeast, alcohol.
Tsekouratos (460) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Black color with a thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, plums, liquorice. Taste is the same. Sweet, with liquorice, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits. Medium body with medium carbonation.