Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un ebano impenetrabile è sormontato da una fittissima schiuma nocciola. Le tostature estreme offrono al naso sentori di caffè in grani, cacao frutti rossi e vaniglia. In bocca è una carezza che sfiora la lingua con un tocco amaro di torrefatto e acido di abbrustolito. Finisce amara e lunga con recupero di sensazioni legate alla liquirizia ed al cacao in polvere, il tutto velato da un esile strato di cenere.
kapusil (1023) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, cocoa and some floral hops. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, floral hops, sour cherry and coffee. Awesome.
Cristobal37 (626) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Kapusil! Terrific nutty roasted malts, chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste follows suit. Black color with little tan head. Heavy roasted malts everywhere maybe some rum too. Very balanced and delicious stout.
Aherbelste (57) - - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t be as deScriptive as this site’s deScription. Maybe a little bit strange smell, but still a great stout.
sokuzs1 (443) - - DEC 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: plum, dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasty, molasses
Taste: light bitter, dark chocolate, roasty, roasty, fruity
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some smoke, plenty choc, dark fruit, touch of rum. Good stuff
sjogro (1906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Chococococoffeecuckoo. Backlog from 2015/05/30.
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some tar, slight vanilla and a little hazelnut. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a little raisin, some other dark fruits, subtle hazelnut, a hint of vanilla and liquorice. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, lingering, chocolate vanilla, roasted bitterness in the finish. A full on roasted stout, a little bit of sweetness that works well. A sipping stout that is nice to drink.
mariuspoenari (701) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, with a nice, velvety, coffee coloured head. Smells like dark chocolate, smoke, roasted malt and coffee. Tastes exacly like I envision an stout: dark chocolate, bitter cocoa, sme coffee, smoky malts. Very well made.
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle at home. Bottled 21.01.2015, BB 21.01.2017 7.4% ABV. nice dark almost black color, has a nice stable and mid-sized dark coffee-colored head. looks great. smells very nicely roasted, both earthy and smoke notes. some spices noticeable, also some very nice coffee notes, light notes of bitter chocolate, cacao. After the beer warms up a bit the coffee and chocolate come even more to the foreground. very nice smell, love it. full body, rather light carbonation, rather light mouthfeel (considering the ABV). oh shit, what’s happening? there is a lot of .... vanilla and licorice on the taste, two of my least favorite flavours in a beer, especially the vanilla. apart from that some earthy notes, light smoke, spices, only very light coffee and chocolate, also some roast, but overpowered by all the vanilla. finishes with vanilla, some roast and a bit earthy. Overall still a nice beer but not so much my thing. If the taste was just a little closer to the taste I would have loved this ... but oh well.