ForlornHope (190) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown with hints of red against the light. Large tan head. Aroma of wood, spice, licorice, slightly tangy. Taste is sweet and malty with a light bitterness. The beer has a sugary, almost cola-like mouthfeel and has a tangy finish which is quite pleasant. Overall pretty good.
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mekong. Dark brown with almost no head. Very sweet smelling like chocolate malt. Flavor a lot drier than it smells, with some grassiness and light but noticeable bitterness. Smooth and not too heavy.
dnicolaescu (1187) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Aroma: chocolate, light roast, same hop profile as Westkust (grassy, lemony, unripe fruit), but less intense. The flavour is similar: sweet and bitter chocolate, red fruit, good balancing spicy hops, some ashes in the finish. No smelly cheese, unlike yesterday’s Westkust. It is like a younger sister of the Westkust, same but different, more of a stout, less of an IPA. Very good and well integrated.
oliodnb (522) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a huge foamy light beige head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, burnt sugar, light dark fruits, some alcohol. Taste is similar with some roastiness and chocolate notes, light acidity, some final bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation.
seynie (228) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber / brown with a foamy head. Roasted malts, coffee and cream, a bit of red fruits, some alcohol. Full body and a medium creamy finish. Very enjoyable although not very complex.
Marduk (3842) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark chestnut color. Small size, brown head, stays. Roast, dusty, sweet, mild caramel, chocolate in aroma. Chocolate, roast, slightly metallic, prunes in taste. Soft carbonation. Chocolate roast in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one!
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75cl. Almost black witha beige head. Mild coffee, chicolate aroma. Relative thin body for the type of beer. Don’t expect a heavy rich stout. This is an easy to drink stout, where the choice of yeast might be the reason for giving it a trappist twist. Father short finish.
fombe89 (525) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
botella. De @vivalabirra ............................................... casa 18/01/2014
mjansen1310 (132) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours an black coloured beer with a white head. Tastes notes are chocolate, hoppy bitter, dark fruit sweets. Definitely an interesting beer.
Cluniac (69) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent strong ale. Aroma dominated by malty sweet smell, common in bok beers. Appearance is excellent, with a bold dark color and frothy
2 to 3 finger head. Taste is dominated by dark malty flavors, with some caramel sweetness. Palate is ok, a bit dry and bitter aftertaste. Creaminess medium, but not great. Overall a decent ale, but nothing overly remarkable about it.