TET (1308) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.9% abv. A black beer with a medium, dense and light brown head. Yhe nose is smooth, roastiness and black coffee, some chocolate and sometimes a strenght of alcohol, that isn’t a bothering. Also some pleasant strawberries can be found from the complex aroma. Taste of roasted malts and coffee, liquirice. The balanced bitterness dries the balanced and roasted end. Full bodied and smooth, a slightly sticky to drink. The great beer without weakness.
bytemesis (2173) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks Ben! Pours opaque black, almost no head even with a vigorous pour. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate. Flavor about the same, medium sweet and light bitter. Medium plus body, quite hot. Basically no carbonation.
Mortlach (880) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/07/2013 330ml bottle (thanks Theydon_Bois!) shared @ Ma che siete venuti a fà. Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma cappuccino leggerissima, non molto persistente. Al naso è molto aggressiva e sgraziata, sentori di malti tostati, alcol, cioccolato, caffé, liquirizia. In bocca è un po’ peggio, note di malti tostati, leggero acidulo, finale amaro, alcol evidentissimo, un po’ sgraziata. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione abbondante. Deludente.
SuperTiti33 (236) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
-Noir. Très peu de collet.
-Nez: Essence de vanille. anis. Alcool. Malt. Bois. Patate. Cacao.
-Bouche: Fruité. Cuire. Amertume intense. Poudreuse. Cendré. Réglisse. Café. Rhum. Chaleur d'alcool. Tabac. Un peu les mêmes goûts que le cigare. Intéressant.
Valgreen (336) - DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(9,9%) Bottle @ home, 6/7 2013. Dark brown/black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, some alcohol. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate / coffee, sort of sweet. Leaves dry bitter oily aftertaste.
markextrae (443) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with friends. Pours with black. With chocolate, some sweets. very roasted taste. But with a salt aftertaste. Special beer..
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Dark body white lacing. Coffee aroma, dark chocolate, a bit sweet, nice stout.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a finger thick creamy and mocha coloured head. Aroma is sweet of bread and syrup, with roasted malts, chocolate, leather and tobacco. Medium body with quite soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with chocolate, tobacco and oak, as well as some grain giving a long and sweet toffee finish.
graham_murphy (159) - - JUN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty much how a stout should be. Creamy with warm roasted malts and fresh hops. Lots of smaller notes in the flavours - coffee, chocolate, vanilla, berries. Not too sweet and very smooth considering its strength.
Idiosynkrasie (2773) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle [this time 9.9% abv]. Darkest brown colour with late awakening, average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Dark malty aroma has a grainy touch, hints of treacle, coffee, a touch of roast. Taste is moderately sweet fruity and dark malty, hints of red and dark berries, blue grapes, plum, dark chocolate, a touch of roast, some treacle, bitter and slightly herbal hoppy overtones, roasty coffee finish. Lasting finish, sticky palate. Very well balanced, complex, but integrated and concentrated. Yeeeeees!