Humlehode (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Roasted aroma. Full bodied. Intense flavour. Smooth. Chocolate, coffee, light oak, whiskey.
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tsd08460 (839) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Wegman’s in Lake Manassas
Aroma: roasty, coffee, chocolate
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at pub. Pours oily black with medium light brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee malts. Taste is really hoppy with subtle coffee and cocoa. Roasty aftertaste. Quite carbonated. Great but not excellent.
Cristobal37 (814) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real bitter hoppy lighter bodied stout. Lots of hops on the finish. Some chocolate and faint spice in the finish. Not typical for the style but really tasty. Thanks kapusil.
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Enjoy by 2017, bottled in 2012 or 2013 I’m guessing. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, dark chocolate, bitter floral. Tastes of roasty notes, light floral, dark chocolate, light licorice. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2016 Many thanks for sharing, Kapusil! Dark brown colour minimal creamy beige head; aroma of coffee, chocolate, tangerine, some ash, leather(?) and peppery notes; taste is quite similar with burnt notes some tangerine and spicy aftertaste
kapusil (1202) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, tangerine, grapes and grassy hops. Taste of chocolate, coffee, orange zest, grass and some grapefruit. Quite nice, but for this level of hoppyness, the body could be a bit thicker.
portwood (187) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, soy sauce. Thick mouth feel, syrupy, soft carbonation, slightly boozy. Spicy, nutty, burnt toast, very dry finish. A little less bitterness would get it to 4.5 (bottle best before 1/27/21)
TheKernOwl (194) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a v v hoppy balsamic reduction (no bad thing) initially. Later the hops came to the fore; they are like those in Guinness, turned up to 17. When warmed up it had a bit more of the Imperial about it (with a little fish sauce). Overall a sort of Black IPA-stout cross; for me, maybe slightly too hoppy to relax into di riddim?
Gleewall (2) - - AUG 27, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like Victory’s Golden Monkey, this ones’s ABV sneaks up on you. Subtle flavors balance out without obvious comparisons to foodstuff--how I like IMHO.