vipinvelp (1617) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown lacing head. Aroma is bit weak, coffee. Strong taste, coffee and chocolate. Long lasting coffee aftertaste. (Velp 201310)
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet mocha and caramel malt. Medium body, vanilla smooth, flavour of coffee grinds, mocha.
Monchito_IPA (80) - SPAIN - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muy densa, incluso en su estilo, con una espuma oscura preciosa y persistente. Es una stout perfecta, perfectamente equilibrada, quizás no tan compleja aromáticamente como otras.
Hermod (2580) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, bottled on 04.03.13. Black in color with lasting cappuchino head. Roasted malt, oatmeal sweetness and coffee in aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, coffee and ashy notes. Long dry finish with salty licorice that kicks in long after. Solid stout!
Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Fonefan at his place. Opaque very dark brown color, small light brown head. Aroma has malts, roasted malts, dusty, earthy, metallic. Taste malts, again a bit dusty and metallic. Medium body and carbonation. Nicely balanced.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Bottled on: 04.03.13. Best Before: 04.03.15. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. So soft and gentle.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with madmitch76. My Kernel # 100 rating MKII, lets try again. Pours lack with a big creamy long lasting tanned head. Aroma of chocolate, dark bitter, smooth roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is smooth, excellent creamy mouthfeel, perfect roastiness, chocolate sweetness, and a delightful dry lingering roasty finish. More please.
worldbeertaste (1362) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So black light cannot pass through with a beige, frothy, thick, lasting, lacy head. Smells of liquorish, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark malt, with a faint dark berry. Nice. Amazing, full oily body. Tastes of silky smooth, chocolate, soft roast, mocha, and a soft bitter roast finish. So smooth and easy to drink. Perfectly balanced. Though its not complex, the beer is perfectly balanced.
deanso (4123) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thin creamy tan head. Deep black pour. Chocolate and coffee. A lovely stout
MaxxDaddy (362) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Theydon_Bois (thanks Colin!). Pours standard black with lasting tan head. Aroma is all roasted malts. Reminds me a bit of Bells Kalamazoo for some reason. Taste is roast-forward, though there’s a twang in there coming from the carbonation. Get a little bit of dark fruitiness here as well. Palate is average, though the carbonation makes it feel a bit lighter. Finish brings roasty bitterness and lingers for a bit. This is a nice, no-frills stout. Don’t have too many of those these days. Kind of refreshing really.