SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, honey, nuts. Taste is even better than expected from the aroma. Finish is bitter coffee and a bit of smoke. Fantastic complex brew.
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly dark color. oily vanilla sweet taste. Intense flavor. Insanely good beer. Nothing more to say.
HonusWagner (1629) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A remarkable beer, a masterpiece honestly, complex in a way that little else can hope to be. From the sweet, light cocoa in the front, paired with some honey and nutty character, to the finish of light peat smoke and a bit of a meaty character, this beer is a lot of different things but never too hard to "get." Just spectacular.
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at a bar shared with a friend. poured a dark black colour with a tan head. man i wasn’t expecting this! chocolate, sweet caramel, roasted malts, dark red fruit! dark espresso beans, liqorice, nuts, honey, more fruit covered in chocolate, very full thick mouthfeel!! very good!!
Marduk (2981) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Massive brown head, stays. Malty, roast, caramel and some nutty notes in aroma. Roast, sweet, spicy hops, black pepper in taste. Creamy coffee in aftertaste.
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) BB2018-10, drunk 2014-10
Well, I had the horrible barrel aged version of this, which was way too sweet, and like sun-tan lotion, so I decided to let this age for about a year before trying it, so that it had time to mellow. Sweet mashy aroma, a little raw and under-attentuated. Lovely dark brown, persistent tight tan head. Was just a joy to pour and look at afterwards, the viscosity and tighness of the bubbles was beautiful. Full smooth palate, sweetish. Tons of toasted coconut, pleasant sweet caramelly malts. Covers the alcohol better than it covers the Sorachi Ace. Not quite the toasted coconut of a Maui Coconut Porter, alas, it’s still the sun-cream aspect I don’t like. As it warms it stays mellow, but doesn’t become too sweet or sticky. Do like the toastiness in the finish, and also a very nice dry bitterness. Alas it goes in waves, sometimes the sorachi ace is just horrific.
RW80 (800) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l bottle s
Appearance:Black liquid with a noice 2 fingers sized creamy tanned head. Good retention and Leaving some nice lacings.
Aroma: Complex big arroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, honey, chestnut, plums.with grass and alcohol in the background. .
Taste: Very well balanced, Starts sweet with roasted malts and honey, followed by chestnut, dark chocolate, coffee, tones then some plum and raisin sweetness to balance it . Befor it finished with roasted malts and grassy hops.
heavy body. medium carbonation., smooth texture.
Great,powerfull and refined.
k0mpsa (1361) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at olutexpo. Black color, brown head. Aroma is nicely roasty, coffee, some sweet fruity notes. Taste is perfectly balanced, roasty, vanilla, chocolate. One of best stouts tasted.
beer_est_deus (748) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med ett tätt, stort brunt skum. Doft: Kaffe, rostade nötter, marknads marmelad godis, kola/grädd likör, trä, kakao, lätt sötat rågbröd. Smak: Kaffe, kakao, gräddlikör, karlssons fyrkant, lakrits, trä, lite sot, rostade nötter.
47574xeCD (230) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Share 03/10/14
Black and damn good. Tick tan head, Rich and fruity, hints of coffee and chocolate. Very very good.