Rockspeny (15) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330c bottle, newly imported, not had time to settle! Pours a rich dark brown with big tan head, that slowly sinks to leave a tan ring. Trying not to get too much yeast into the glass. Smells of roast malt, oats and currants, makes me hungry. Tastes dry, sour creamy, oaty, bitter dark chocolate, the strong stuff you get from South America with a ton of cacao in. Went really well with the dried almonds I had at hand, a very satisfying beer went you want something dry and bitter, could easily have 2-3 of these in this mood. Good mouthfeel, not rich or heavy, just smooth with gentle carbonation.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild gusher. Brown color with a taller head that slow dissipates to a light tan ring around the glass. Dark fruits, light tar and chocolate, hint of coffee and roasted malt in the aromas. The scents are there, but they do not seem to mingle well. Fairly thin and bubbly feel. Dark chocolate and cocoa start. More and more acidity the further I go. Some mild tobacco and floral components. Dries out in the finish with just a little ash and black malt acidity. Complex, but not always balanced. 4/10
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LDW, Eke. Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Sweet nose of caramel, bitter roasted malts, also tart notes. Bitter and roasty, bit weak and watery, some tart hints. Ok stout.
paulvanpelt (496) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Erg donker, bruin met paarse gloed. Kleine beige kraag. Begint fruitig: braam, bes. Eindigt met koffie, vanille. Vrij zoet, verder licht bitter en het zuur komt vooral in de nasmaak. Zacht. Wel aardig, maar iets te waterig en wat te vlak.
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly murky brown with a medium head. A fairly straightforward malty stout until near the end when a surprising fruitiness develops. Far more interesting at the end than the start of drinking.
nealblind (1614) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark red brown pour tight tan foam. Aroma apple cider vinegar, cocoa, leather, yeast. tastes cocoa, slight tart, soy sauce. creamy and dry.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, light vanilla, caramel, light roast and milk chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear black pour. A decent sweet stout
minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from The Wine Seller, Wolverhampton. Pours black with good tan head. Aroma is lactose and roast. Taste brings forth nice coffee roast with some lactose smoothing the edges off the bitterness. Some milk chocolate & roasted malts but some unfortunate over-carbonated fuzziness that diverts your attention. Still.. an enjoyable beer.
gnoff (9431) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Villagio Della Birra 2015.
Clear very dark brown color, small teal head. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, oats scent. Sweet, mild, raisin taste. Raisin aftertaste. Medium low mouthfeel, low bitterness.
suprchunk (2923) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I swear my label was different. Dark pour. Not black, just dark. Small tan head. Little lacing. Big nose of sugar. Molasses. Taste is a uninspiring version of the nose.