madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Brownish fluffy somewhat uneven head. Sweet, light citric and siced aroma. Flavour is very sweet. Has cocoa notes. Fruity, full of sweet b erries and light spiced. Thin bodied. Very sweet in the end. Too sweet for me.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ouch, over the top beer; too sweet and some dms, too metallic in the end! Doesn’t smell like a stout at all; yeasty and musty. Tastes SWEET....some spices and some fruit. Bit homebrew like. Not so nice. Looks great though!
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black beer with a tan head. Light roasted malty aroma with a spicy and fruity note. Quite sweet flavor with a vague roasted malty note and a spicy finish.
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of fruits and spices.
Very sweet flavour of spices.
stanza (4) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2006 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours with absolutely no head. Taste is sweeeet with hints of cheap red whine. I thought this was a terrible beer. Maybe I got a bad bottle, other people are talking about a head. I got none...
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black, with a rich light brown - orange head. Sweet and a bit sour aroma. Flavours are sweet carame, modest liquorice and chocolate with a rather nice sour hints towards the finish. Medium carbonated, rather light-weighted. A subtle, sweet stout that impresses with its quiet complexity.
cathschlag (48) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brun très foncé tirant légèrement sur le rouge. Mousse abondante brun-orange très crémeuse. Fines bulles. Le goût est un mélange de stout et de bière des Flandres. Plutôt ronde en bouche mais avec une forte effervescence à l’attaque qui ne convient pas à une stout. Odeur de raisins et de cerises.
Dorqui (2113) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled. Much dark mahogany color, nearly black one. Impenetrable and with a creamy capuchin head; much supporter and friable. Fresh and alcoholic scent with elevated perception of liqueur, scorched wood and coffee. Extraordinarily prickly and lively taste for a stout. Resolutely unusual one. Sour notes with licorice, bitter cacao and alcohol rmors. Elevated alcoholic perception. Slightly top heavy. Long and long-lasting end.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Very strong and specific aroma, fruity (mainly red berries), dark malts, but not roasted at all. Very black color, dark brown head, fair lace. Very very sweet start, red berries, honey, molasses, medium body that even thin in the finish. Seems to me like fermentation didn’t finish yet, too sweet.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Almost black color with a medium, brown, a bit lemonadey-foamy head and some lace. Very chocolatey, sweetish and quite roasted-malty aroma with some acidity. Initially much like Plevna Shemeikka. Very sweet, sugary-syrupy-chocolatey, acidic flavor. Medium-bodied, sugary and a bit thin palate with lemonadey, hard and foamy carbonation. In a way interesting, but way too sweet brew for me, and not very balanced.