Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells soy and smoky. Tastes smoky malty, abit watery, with a similar finish.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu 10.6.09.Coffeyish nose. Pale brown head. Dark black colour. Coffeyish slightly bitter taste. Not too sweet. Some hoppiness at end. Very nice one.
trapez (1529) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Very dark brown colour with small light brown head. Flavour dominated by liquorice wirh some added coffee bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel and long lasting aftertaste.
mathieuc (1499) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Pours a really really dark brown and is topped by a thin beige head that receeds into a ring that leaves OK lacing. Aroma is indeed smoky, but also woody and a little vegetal (someone said green coffee beans, I concur). Taste is highly roasted and no real sweetness is perceived. Flavors of hickory, coffee, slight green peppers. None of the ashy character I despise in some stouts. Body is full, carbonation moderate. The smoke gets a bit tiresome as you reach the middle of the bottle but that might be just me. Nice one!
Erasmus_ro (1477) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 14/06/14. Pours a dark brown, black with a good-sized, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is a lot of roast, coffee, some rye and chocolate, light smoked meat. Taste is semi-sweet, light sour. A lot of roast, some coffee. Light salty liquorice. Quite a bit of smoke. Surprisingly light with decent carbonation. Pretty nice sipper.
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG09. This was kind of an odd one. It had a relatively mild, dry flavor for a stout (ok, for an impy stout, which it was not as I now see). There was almost an off cardboard note to it, although I assume it wasn’t aged. Perhaps, it was just something funny about the roasted barley. At any rate, there’s a very good roasted chocolate flavor in there with some good dry complexity. It just might have been too dry for the size of the stout and the strongly roasted barley flavor.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought on CueTour 2011! Pours a dark black opaque color with great big brown head and lovely lacing. Fruity nose with caramel, roasted malts and cocoa. Good roasted malt flavor with some smoke. Sweeter than I would have thought, but very nice....with some coffee notes near the end.
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid black with a decent beige head that leaves behind some good lacing. Aroma is olives, spice, smoke. Taste is olives, vinegar. Slightly sour on the palate. Not great.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 On tap. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour. Aroma: hops, sweetness, fruit, strawberries, a bit vegetal, light smokiness, coffee. Flavor: roasted, sweet and hoppy, some citrus, some green notes. Bitter, roasted finish.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great look with fat light brown head. Aroma-flavor of flowerwood, coffeechocs, small hints of smoke, roasty bitterness, good carbonation and a longlasting brew ending up bitter for an hour.