alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head and cascading carbonation. Smell of coffee and caramel and very mild hops. t
Tastes of caramel, smoke, chocolate, licorice(spelling?), vanilla, roasted malt, slight hop.
Finishes dry with a good aftertaste.
This I would take over a Guiness anyday. Very good full flavor stout.
LookMomNoHands (1060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from 50 cl. bottle, B.B. August 2007. Near black with ruby hues. Small, creamy tan head. Roasted aroma with fruits, chocolate, faint smoke and coffee. Diacetyl - basement aroma. Medium body, creamy texture. Finishes bitter with roasted notes. Some bitterness after all! Does not age with grace, drink it fresh.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft humle, malt toner av kaffe, chocklad och russin. Krämig och len i gommen. God beska.
Marduk (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @Bombardier, Riga. Clear, dark brown color, creamy head. Looks nice. Caramel, sweet, cakey aroma. Caramel, grainy, slightly sour, malty flavor. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Not a proper enjoyment.
BeerSkull (902) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Aroma of roasted malt with a smooth and creamy taste of roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Tasty but a bit thin in body!
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours almost black, but when held to the light it reveals some reddish highlights and pours with a finger of light beige head which leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with some aromatic hops. Taste is chocolate malt sweetness with an English type hop bitterness. As far as oatmeal stouts go, this one rivals St. Ambroise oatmeal stout. Nicely done.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml, a present, cheers Stu. Very dark brown, ruby hint with cream head. Full bodied, rich, smooth, some liquorice and a grainy sweetness. There is a wine like back flavour mixed with the chocolate malts. Very decent indeed.
andrewdrinks (11) - - JUN 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted in Riga, Draught, chocolate, coffee ice cream, nuts, on aroma, black on color, tastes medium bitterness, full body,
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle into nonic pint glass. Poured an opaque dark brown color with dense, creamy tan foam, persistent with good lacing. Roasty aromas of coffee, burnt toast, husky grains, mellow malt, refined English hops, fruity fermentation. Malty-sweet balanced by tart hops and roasted barley, flavors of café au lait, black bread, caramelized brown sugar, baking chocolate, dried dark fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. Very creamy, full mouthfeel, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Extremely tasty and surprisingly refreshing for such a dark beer.
Grzesiek79 (2362) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, nuts, floral, basement aromas, earthy, leather, smoke, soy sauce, cough drop, black, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, long finish, lively,
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at S.Brevinga Alus, Riga. A black beer with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and oats. Flavours of chocolate, caramel, coffee and oats. A foamy mouth-feel with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. A little thin.