Douberd (2699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Stronzo Swagger Juze) Bottle 330 ml, from a trade with humlelala, thanks Kristopher! Served into a snifter, ABV 8%
Pours a totally black beer, with two fingers of thick dark brown head, creamy, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.
Great aroma, very fruity, espresso is following, the rye too, chocolate, very inviting.
Taste begins with lots of coffee, the fruits are coming in straight afterwards, followed by chocolate again and vanilla, more fruity notes combining there and finishing with light roasted malts. Quite sweet and oh so good!
Medium thick body with good carbonation, stick on the palate.
It’s only my second Stronzo beer but this one too is really, really good. A pity we won’t see more from them.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6484-20140708] Bottle. Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Charcoal roasted flavour has a lingering roasted coffee note. Full body. Good. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ølsnedkeren at home. Pours an opaque black with a big beige head and lacings. Sweet and quite bitter. Aromas of toasted malts and dark chocolate with hints of caramel. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.
Ozckr (289) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toast, roasty, woody, brown, black, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, oily feel, lively,
hopscotch (9730) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark brown with copper highlights and a small, brief off-white head. The aroma offers burnt, spicy and grainy notes. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is bold, charred and medium-bitter with deep-roastiness and the rye’s spicy graininess. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!
wvhoran (379) - Tasmania, - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark red-brown with a large tan head. The aroma is rye, caramel, metallic, coffee grounds. The flavour is initially sweet with caramel, rye and chocolate, dominated by a heavy burnt malt and metallic presence. Long burnt rye and coffee grinds final.
Camons (6484) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Studenterhuset, Århus. Pours black with a creamy light brown head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, coffee, caramel, light licorice, dark dried fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malty, rye, bread, loads of caramel, licorice, coffee, some alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 251014
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a viscous, black body with a unusually large head for the style. The head is creamy, medium brown, long-lived and laces the glass excellently. Strong, malty, very dark roasted and sweet aroma of dark caramel, chocolate and coffee with ash in the back. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, dark caramel and coffee beans with a herbal, vegetal and green sting. Full body, oily and creamy texture, soft to moderate carbonation. A superb beer, but I prefer the coffee to be a little less vegetal.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
StilleStorm (906) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWG; Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark brown to black with a large, lasting, creamy, lacing and tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, strong coffee, bread, vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting, warming, coffee finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. Great malt and awesome mouth.
Theydon_Bois (10365) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at LKS’s, 02/09/14, from Bottledog.
Black with a well appointed dirty tan covering that quickly dissipates to spotting and edgework.
Nose is earthy and roasty, amaretto, coffee, chocolate biscuits, light spice.
Taste comprises coffee grinds, earthy roast, chocolate fudge, spice, tangy dark fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent stout - Spec Grain my arse!