jsquire (3396) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with thin brown head. Nice nost of chocolate, roasted grain and brown sugar. Strong roasted grain flavor, with burnt toast, bitter chocolate, and some coffee. Dry finish with a lasting coffee bitterness. Easy drinking and full flavored. Thanks to cgarvieuk for the bottle.
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with cgarvieuk. Pours black with a moderate, creamy, off-white head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee as well. The flavor is mostly dominated by roasted, almost burnt, malt along with some very mild coffee and chocolate. Becomes very dry, not quite chalky, which seems to truncate the flavor just a bit. Dry, bitter finish, with the dryness lingering for about ten seconds beyond the swallow. Thanks, Craig!
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a lightly roasted aroma and slightly roasted and bitter flavour. Overall an average bitter stout.
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (150808)
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Black body with a brown edge, big bubbled beige head; Super balanced big mellow nose, deep and complex; Very thin body, texture is like a pilsner with more sweetness and only a little bitterness; Tons of aroma in finish that again has a Pilsner texture, quite bitter, fruity fresh. Very very special.
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - gift from Fin - thanks!
Shared with our host in Copenhagen, a closet beer nerd who really appreciated the chance to taste some English ales, so thanks from him as well!
Black, beige head. Burnt stout aroma. Drying bitterness in the mouth, but also quite refreshing. Burntness dominates the finish.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with tiny short lasting head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and coffe notes. Flavour likewise with chocolate aswell. Ends dry and mild bitter.
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Pours a v.dark brown with little. aromas of blackcurrant and strong roasted malt backing. matches the usual flavours with more roastiness, coffee bean and ashy feel, fairly dry...just a little on the thin and short side
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Black-colored beer. Aroma of roasted malt and some espresso. Sweet roasty flavor that continues drier. Medium-bodied.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2008. Hazy and very dark brown in colour with a small head. A bit on the thin and sharp side - notes of dark fruit, herbs and chocolate.