CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Nice dark tan head. Bottled Dec 2011.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Very dark malt, chocolate, coffee, some bitterness. Warming. Very nice!
Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2013
Zer0 (1165) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is light coffee, big liquorice, caramel, toffee and light chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite thick texture.
antonstoop (241) - - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer, with a light brown average head. In the nose there is, light chocolate, light coffee, liquirish, malty and light salty. It is a full bodied beer, with a fine but light carbonation. In the taste the salty liquirish is the most prominant taste. In the background there are roasted malts, light stingy and alcohol. The aftertaste is light bitter, coffee and liquirish, stays long.
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vipinvelp (2759) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark ruby red, almost black with hughe brown foam head, leaving drinking rings. Aroma is nice bitter stout like. Tastes real bitter cold coffee, some licorice, some roasted nuts. Nice beer. (Utrecht 201312)
MarcoDL (2825) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sticky and sirupy beer. Thick sweet body of chocolate and malt, you could eat it with a fork.
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Todd. Thanks!
A: Black like an abyss with a creme head. Good legs.
N: Tons of colar, licorice, some cocoa, what I think is rosemary (or sage), rye, peppercorn, and cedar.
T: Peppery to the max. With a lot of wood elements. A touch of sourness.
M: Oily and medium-heavy. Sticky.
O: A strange bird. It’s all over the place in terms of flavor. Big bitterness over big malt.
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The trifeca! Bottle thanks to Todd. The third incarnation of this most ancient and venerable of Stouts. Pours a nice dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A big nose of sweet malts, candies and nuts. The flavor borders between bitterness and very sweet malty profiles, almost glue like intensity, round sweet malt throughout, light roasted chestnuts. Interesting. Unusual. Very different than the Courage I’ve had from the 1970s. I still liked it.
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fra flaske på Mandag i Annen (Cardinal) nov-13: perfekt timing her, denne kom som kveldens nest siste. Cremeskum, feit og god - sjokolade/kaffe/sviskearoma. Enorm munnfylde med en stor og kompleks smak hvor også lakris melder sin ankomst. So smooth, og saftig i tillegg. Et trestjerners klasseøl, life is good indeed.
gunnar (6342) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with a small tanned head.Aroma is dark malty, roasty and light burnt, dark bitter chocolate,vinous with woody notes. Thick and filling mouthfeel.Taste is moderate roasted malts, liquorice,chocolate, overall a very good IS, not on the sweet side, more balanced malty, with some nice roasty and liquorice notes on the finish, very good.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, small brown head. Aroma of toasted malts and licorice. Full-bodied. Salted licorice, toasted malts, light sweet note, backing hops. Brilliant!