HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice roasted/chocolate flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Uttoxeter, Staffs. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a rich malty, roasty beer, decent fullish palate with a liquorice aftertaste. Good depth, liked it.
bierkoning (10201) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast, licorice and a hint of salt in the aroma. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweetish, slightly roasty caramelly flavor with a hint of licorice. Well done.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured with a ruby sheen, stable mid-sized off-white head, mild to moderate fruity and roasty nose, cacao-powder detectable as well; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and soft; creamy roasty and fruity finish, bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Good stuff....
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Cask conditioned air pressure Euston Tap London. A black beer with white head. A sweet roasty beer with chocolate notes. Reasonable bitterness and fruity notes. A very pleasant beer Score 3.8
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.7
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, opaque colour with a beige mid-sized foamy head. Mildly roasted malty aroma with spicy notes of liquorice, milk chocolate, leather and a pleasant background of flowery and subtle fruity aroma hops. Slightly bitter flavour, light to almost medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Discreetly roasted malt-character with present notes of chocolate and hints of leather; dry-ish mildly roasty and hop-bitter finish. Might be a good session-Stout. 16.III.12
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head that leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma of malts, chocolate, lightly hops, lightly a citrus touch and some roastyness. Taste malts, barley, roastyness, slightly liquorice, light to moderately orange peel. Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with dark chocolate with cream. Light blackberry with yeast and soft spiced oranges. Flavours are sweet chocolate and caramel with creamy fudge. Coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Fruity with spices. Dry and sweet on the finish with some peppery yeast. Decent.
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle carried back home from the Cave in Glasgow and shared with Finn. Fawn-coloured head to a rosewood coloured body – very nice, indeed. Spotty lacing to the glassware. Grainy chocolate malts to the nose. Flavoured with semi-sweet chocolate malts, alongside notes liquorice and lactose. Rounded and dry ending with distant roastiness Pleasing (Tromsø, 20.09.2012).
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Bridgend, Wales, 21.08.11 consumed 24.08.11 Pours very dark brwon with a creamy off-white head. Some smokiness on the nose along with a little cocoa powder. Smooth in the mouth touch creamy, smokiness again, chocolate and coffee. Really very nice. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5