Ratman197 (11097) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of dark candy sugar, toffee, tobacco, earthiness, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and fruittiness with a crisp lingering tobacco finish.
Arve_Christian (3866) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Black color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; malty, licorice, dried fruits, cherry and nice yeast influence. Medium/ full body & complexity. Some sourness and bitterness- balances very well. Very enjoyable
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nearbeer (4121) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl. bb 2016-05-05. Opaque ebony with a thin disc of foam on top. Nose is tart berry and light funk with a bit of espresso and cream. Taste is the same plus some oxidized apple and red wine. Finish shows some milk chocolate and earthy mineral. Near-medium body is smooth and wispy and has a good balance. I think this was a bit infected.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ Delirium Café. BBE 10.02.2017. Aroma has strong butterscotch tones and some diacetyl. Feels English. Flavour has very strong butterscotch, some bush leaves and herbs. Also licorice. Like an English stout with some herbs added. Not my thing, becomes unpleasant after some sips.
wlajwl (4538) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is bandaid, paint and a hint of Belgian yeast. The flavor is fruit/citrus, bandaid, malts and a mix of tart and slight sweetness in the finish.
Maakun (1479) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Bit past bb date. Very dark brown with with beige head. Overripe red fruits, raspberry jelly, raisin bread, marzipan, dusty malts, old coffee. Quite sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not good.
kermis (6856) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma of rubber, overripe dark fruit, raisins, toffee, butterscotch and sweet malt. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6503) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared with Kermis & Maakun.
decent creamy off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Lots of chocolate.
Lemke10 (881) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours a dark brown/black color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is slightly tart and sour. The taste is bold, flavorful and unique as it seems like a milk stout mixed with a sour beer. Rather interesting to give a try.
marcus (7462) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a little yeast ester and a dry slightly bitter finish.
Ernest (6698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, molasses), with notes of creosote, car tire, cherry.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A somewhat unpleasant phenolic nose starts thing off on the wrong foot for me, but I could see some folks liking those notes. Fairly sour and dirty in the mouth, and of course the same phenols are strong in the retronasal aroma as well. Not enjoyable at all.