_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy dark brown with a rather small creamy mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet with toasted malts, rubber, asphalt, vanilla fudge, rubber, cereal, liquorice fudge, pine, wood, prunes, raisins, alcohol, cereal and hints of low quality milk chocolate. Taste is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with caramel, sweet dark bread, pine, freshly cut grass, resinous wood, sweet liquorice candy, bitter chocolate, rubber, asphalt, orange peal, alcohol, pine, lemon zest, sweet liquorice candy, sassafras and hints of sweetened dark roast coffee. Mouthfeel is slightly round, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, pine, orange peal, asphalt, rubber, sweet liquorice candy and hints of citrus. A big disappointment... A bad bottle perhaps?
kapusil (1027) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5l bottle. Black body, thick light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, orange zest, caramel, coffee, smoke and reisins. Taste of chocolate, smoke, orange zest and floral hops. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Very nice.
JFF (94) - - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Arômes très léger pour une stout, robe noire foncée, faible mousse beige. En bouche, très liquoreux, goûts bien balancé, amertume légère et torréfaction légère.
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a new, great beer I hadn’t had before. Being a ticker pays off sometimes, when other clowns are all up in Safeway grabbing their 200th six pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. 500ml bottle pours black in color with a one finger brown head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is so big & rich that you expect to hear "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" coming from it. Nutty and chocolatey with espresso, vinous dark fruit notes, honey, anise, and smoke. The flavor starts with sweet molasses, syrup, and semisweet dark chocolate, goes through overripe dark fruits, prunes and plums, and finishes with a peaty, smoky scotchy finish. Significant bitter hoppiness on the finish. Wow. The closest thing I’ve ever had to this is Hair of the Dog Adam, which it goes without saying is amazeballs. Medium-plus bodied, not overly syrupy. Overall a really phenomenal, refined beer. Best English beer evs? Maybe.
MonsterMagnet (955) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours black with a dark tan head. Thick, smooth, creamy and complex. Dark chocolate, soft espresso, nuts, vanilla, dark fruit, fudge, bit of peat, wood, somewhat boozy. Great stuff.
AlainG (1804) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une grosse mousse beige capitonnée recouvre un liquide noir. Les arômes sont de grains grillés, de fruits foncés secs, de miel et d’herbes fraîches. Ça sent bon. Les saveurs sont un mélange de tout ça, où la finale joue du côté de l’acidité. Des pointes de torréfaction au-dessus d’une présence imposante d’alcool, qui lui, reste supportable. La touche sucrée est semblable à de l’hydromel. Des noix? Rôties? Pas certain que ça soit ça… (MA 13.03.20) (1769-100316)
andrepintado (2433) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Dark bottle. Thin brown head. Medium light sweetness. Medium bitterness. Aroma is chocolate, pepper, chilli, bourbon, red wine, herby. This is very good!
likeatrainwreck (377) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely stuff. Rich and boozy, great velvety mouthfeel. Slight honey sweetness, licorice, faint coffee and chocolate. Soft carb. Great old ale.
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Drinks of the World - black beer under a firm and long lasting dark beige foam; rich aroma of licorice, figs, earth and molasses; creamy palate, thick and full-bodied, bitter and fairly salty; long warming malty finish, herbaceous with more notes of licorice and molasses - strong, complex and beautiful
androman (1450) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl shared bottle at home from Plan B,Rotterdam. Nose is red wine and roasted malt. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, slightly fizzy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruits, honey, red wine, chocolate, licorice. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bitter, wineish medium sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. A bit heavy, interesting, very unique, nice one.
johndoughty (4737) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Lovely full bodied complex flavour but surprisingly unstated considering its strength. Whilst some may see this as a criticism I just think it points to the skills that this brewery possess. Definitely one worth trying.