wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), - JAN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Beershop in Rome. Black medium to full body with a good head cappuccino. Vanilla and coffee aroma at first. Taste: like seta. Great body, chocolate coffee and vanilla have really good balance. Wildbeer:Top!
TEJA (1617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Cruise ship Viking Gabriella. Small brown head. Black-brown color. Big dark chocolate aroma blended with some dark caramell maltiness. Sweet caramell taste snd fine chocolate and a small alcohole to give a sting
Balanced bitterness and a big body. A bit flat and low carbonation.
GlassBrass440 (290) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep ebony with faint tan head. Fresh ground espresso (pre extraction) earthy, forest floor, and mild chocolate in the aroma. Flavours bring chocolate and espresso, an undefined fruitiness, licorice, spice, and earthiness. Thick bodied and sweet with espresso lingering in the finish.
Franksv6 (546) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear black beer with almost no beige head.
Tastes like espresso, chocolate, vanilla, sweet, booze and roasty flavors.
Smells and tastes great.
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, hazelnuts, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, marshmallows. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, a hint of ginger, vinious, coffee and luscious vanilla. Lingering flavourful finish with soft malty bitterness. Lovely.
Cybion (98) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours black with not much head to speak of other than a thin ring of light tan froth around the edge. First on the nose is a big roasted nut note backed up with oak and earthen notes. Some sweeter notes start to emerge through later, primarily dark chocolate and vanilla. Bit of a creamy character starts to develop after a few whiffs, reminiscent of walnut whip. Fair bit boozy but not overpoweringly so. The advertised espresso comes through thick and fast taste-wise along with the usual burnt malts, a bitter combination which nicely balances the sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla, the latter of which is now sidelined a little. Booze is definitely prominent now, and warms quite strongly. Finish is long and sticky, with the weetabix-esque cereal notes lingering the longest. Full bodied with a thick texture and only slight carbonation on the edge of the tongue. Great effort.
heyden (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy and oaky nose, with a decent mix of chocolate coffee and vanilla. Taste is complex; warming alcohol oaky and a myriad of good roasty flavours. Im feeling marzipan and cherry liquer. The chov, coffee and vanilla are well balanced; I donít find any to be more overpowering than the rest. Nice pleasing warming finish
killroy (78) - BULGARIA - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. Pours dark, almost black, with complex aroma of coffee, chocolate and bit of toffee. Same in the taste, with hint of vanilla.
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and slight lacing notes. Aroma of deep espresso coffee notes with dry roasted black chocolate malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry espresso notes with some lightly bitter black chocolate notes that are also perceptible. Body is a little bit thin with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with great variety of flavours that re well balanced between each otherís. My only negative point would be that body was a little bit thin for this beer.
GothGargoyle (1692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dates, fig, coconut. Full bodied, slightly velvety mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with a complex finish. Taste is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dates, fig, hint of coconut & marshmallow. Yum.
Erasmus_ro (1893) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 06/06/15, thanks bluus. Pours dark brown, black with a mocha head. Aroma is roast, salty liquorice, mocha, coffee. Wonderful. Taste is roast, liquorice, some earthiness, light sour, chocolate, vanilla. Just wonderful. One of the best Iíve tasted.