Erasmus_ro (1669) - 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.
kingstoni (1669) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as Xbeeriment #44. Black color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, nuts and notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium bitter finish. Oily feel.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a beige brown head leaving lots of lacing.
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, creamy.
Taste: chocolate, licorice, roasted, ashes, coffee, toffee.
Medium bodied, smooth.
Also GBWF, from my huge backlog. Additional notes: fruity, roasted, creamy milk chocolate, not very smoky.
Dazz3 (1575) - 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.
popery (1575) - 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.
GothGargoyle (1568) - 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.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small light brown head. Mainly roasted malt aroma, mixed with some chocolate and citrus hops and wood. Bitter roasted and hoppy flavor with some sweet chocolate in there leading to a dry bitter roasted finish. Great brew!
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, and a hint of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of dark chocolate malts with some raisin and other dark fruits and some black licorice. Through the middle, some vanilla and smoke comes through with some molasses. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, and a touch of booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy with a sweet and smokey finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced smoked stout with a nice blend of smoke flavor and base stout.
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 (1534) - 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.