smmadge (87) - - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like being cask aged, which it hasn’t. Taste is sweet with raisins and port..
Martin243 (773) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, Christmas present from the family. Poured carefully into the Wye Valley pint glass provided. Very dark with a tan head. Brazil nut toffee aroma. Big rich caramel malts with creamy vanilla, dried fruit with contrasting coffee bean and dark chocolate bitterness to draw the saliva. Alcohol warming, but not overpowering. Full bodied, slick and satisfying.
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16h December 2012
Opaque black stout, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, light and semi dry. Easy going dark malts, no bitterness or roast. Smooth. Light minerals. Touch of lactose and dark chocolate. Finishes smooth with a late carbonated nip. Relatively simple but hugely drinkable.
jmgreenuk (4361) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the De Molen, second Tuesday tasting, August 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin off-white head. The aroma is weak malt with a hint of raisins. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with some roasted malt, zesty citrus fruit, liqourice and a hint of coffee of the smooth and flavour packed palate. This is a super rich and super tasty beer from Wye Valley. I’m impressed and looking forward to more of the same.
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting. @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of dusty licorice, raisins and a hint of port. Flavor is bitter, roasted and loads of licorice and wine. A bit thin and off balance, but still well drinkable.
dEnk (3805) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting @ De Molen. Thanks Joost!
Aroma has winey raisin port like notes, chocolate, some roasty black malt and fruity touches. Flavour is big roast, raisin, liquorice and chocolate. Almost seems barrel aged. Nice, but only for certain moments and in low quantaties, but really something else.
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth stout.
fdomig (371) - München, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is fruity and sweet, light caramel. Appearance is very dark with a small, fine brownish head. Taste is malty and bitter. Very nice. Overall a great Stout.
Ron (2532) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a nice tan head and some lacing. Not all that thick since I can see some light thru it with a red tinge. Stout aroma with some sweet chocolate, toffee and hops. Flavor much the same but too much hops for a stout. Want more malt. Good none the less.
DURRUTI57 (9) - Vigo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma suave a caramelo y un pequeño toque a chocolate, espuma marron clara y poco duradera. Carbonatacion baja y muy poco cuerpo. Buena Stout.