WeissGary (166) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Keg - 9A Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland. Very tasty stuff. Quite thick and very fullsome flavour. Oaty aroma, milky chocolate taste, nice raspberry tasting twist on the toung, dark choco finish. 10/10
zacgillbanks (953) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a velvety mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted nutty and coffee flavours give way to a sweet and slight smokey finish. Superb!
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Bottle from Villeneuve Wines, Peebles Bottle BBE 1/11/12 071112
Black, big dense tan head, good lacing
Aroma - smooth very mellow roasted malts, dab of yeast, hint of alcohol
Taste - smooth roasted malts, dark malts, some chocolate malts
Palate - soft carb, full body, viscous, rich smooth texture. Finish - rich smooth luxuriant mouthfeel, dark rich malts, touch of nuttiness in the tail with some warming alcohol
Overall - This stout has an excellent rich full body, but the flavour is somewhat underwhelming, it doesn?t match the rich body, but more flavour comes through in the finish. Just misses a 4 for me.
RichardW (1154) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Coppers Ncl. Really impressed with this. Rich jet black stout with a coffee head. Strong ripe fruit & chocolate flavours, soft & subtle palate yet warming. Donít get much hazelnut until very late in the finish. Quite dry, not overpowering, a bit of a cracker.
dEnk (2632) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting @ De Molen. Aroma is roasty malt, oats, some chocolate. Flavour is creamy roast, liquorice, coffee, some deep sourness. Hazelnuts?
deanso (3185) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the molen beer rasting. Tuesday.
Ok off white head. Dark peat pour. Nice brew.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown, beige green head. Cream, forest, oats, fig. Equally creamy, almost yoghurt like mouth feel. Light alcohol but with a balanced sweetness. Warming. Better than I expected. (At the De Molen tasting)
Benzai (4332) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ Monthly De Molen Tasting. Almost pitch black colored, medium sized beige to light brown head that disappears quickly. Smell malts, grains, dark and roasted malts, oatmeal. Taste dark and roasted malts, lightly bitter, some alcohol. A bit unbalanced, but not bad.
Vaiz (2680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting hosted by dEnk at De Molen. Black pour. Aroma is toffee, nuts, engine oil and somewhat fruity. Flavor is caramel, nuts, sweet sugary and toasty. Well balanced.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown hazelnut head. Mild aroma and taste. Some roasted malts, something nutty, some hop. Not very tasty but very drinkable.