ItyMeuh (36) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black like my soul with a complete absence of head. Warm fruity body. Coffee finish. Booze covered up well. Nice stout.
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rarbring (1602) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, dates, coffee and licorice.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A high tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet dark bread, dark roasted coffee and bitter peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a dry finish.
Overall: Very potent, enormous taste on 6.7%
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-11-06.
gad905 (182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BD ShepBush. Black, tan head slowly sinks to skin. Nose of roast barley, dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco. Tastes sweet cinder toffee, milk chocolate, dark fruit, cocoa, hop bitterness, ashy burnt roast. Medium full body, slick texture, softish carb, lasting cocoa and roast astringency. This beer is bloody delicious.
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Kernel on a Saturday morning.
Pour pitch black with a nice tall tan head.
Aroma is coffee, roasted nuts and trace of chocolat.
Taste is a mouthful of joy. Medium sweetness and bitterness.
Full body, creamy and average carbonisation.
Long sweet, bitter and coffee finish.
Looking forward to go back in the brewery.
Gary (1476) - London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 . Bottled; I thought this was a pretty good bridge between -Imperial and tropical stout . Looked great , nice big khaki head ; Roast malt , coffee, oil , floral hops ; Good foreign stout for sure !
vipinvelp (2414) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black small light brown non-lacing foam head. Aroma is little coffee with fruity tones, some rum indeed. Taste is similar mixture, nice warm alcohol drink. A warm beer. (Velp 201410)
malrubius (1897) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From old notes - bottle at a tasting -- Black with ring head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Very roasted coffee chocolate roasted nuts and minimal fruit. Quaffable lively palate. Excellent.
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (11/2013 - 7.3% ABV). Absoulutely pitch black, totally opaque, with a tiny, bubbly, non persistent light beige head. Might be slightly colder than advised, but I was expecting a bigger and more intense aroma punch. Stil, typical roasted and smokey notes, lots of bitter dark chocolate, a hint of espresso coffee and licorice. Slightly nutty as well. Very smooth and ridicolously easy to drink. Pretty bitter upfront, but it needs to be to balance the proper malty and toffee sweetness in the aftertaste. Extremely harmonious overall. A hint of alchool warming, but pretty subtle and inoffensive. Soft carbonation, almost full body, oily texture. More than solid Stout, on par with the Export India Porter, which I totally love.
edsspoon (571) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pitch black with some signs of a dark brown head around the edges of the glass. Aroma is heavy on coffee and roasted malt with cocoa and earth. Some hints of tofu and salted caramel. Taste of coffee, roasted malt and caramel with a heavily and bitter cocoa end. Dense body, medium carb, pleasantly warming. Excellent stout.
hackobock (1788) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 20, 2014. Bottled december 30, 2013.
Pours black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, ash, licorice, tobacco. Taste is light to medium sweet malty and fruity, medium bitter roasted with a dry ash note. Lasting roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.