kolemkoukolem (1972) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2019 # 290 et # 984; 4/2016 et 3/2018. Vynikající pivo. Plný, suchý. Ve vůni zejména kakao, v chuti hořká čokoláda s vanilkou, lískové oříšky. Moc povedený stout. Goldbarren (3469) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2018
getrunken Ende Mai 2018
Dieses Bier habe ich im Lokal "Zlý časy", was "Schlechte Zeiten" heißt, in Prag vom Fass getrunken. Es ist gebraut mit Pilsner, Bayrischen und Karamellmalz sowie Saazer, Fuggles und Amarillo-Hopfen.
Es ist pechschwarz und hat einen angenehmen Röstmalzkörper. Es geht eher in Richtung Schwarzbier als Stout, ist aber gespickt mit feinen Aromen. Ein wirklich gutes Bier. eduardovl (1815) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 24, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2018 330ml from tap served in a chalice glass. Enjoyed @ Au Coin Mousse - Geneva.
A: Pours a oily black color forming a big beige creamy head with medium retention that forms and leaves some creamy lingering lacings in the glass.
S: Sweet and roasted nose mixed with flowery and grassy hops. Strong notes of black chocolate and roasted malts. Notes of chestnut and earth. Slightly booze finish.
T: Sweet upfront taste too. Again, strong notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Notes of chestnut and earth. Good lingering and very Ballanced bitterness. Not overwhelming or aggressive. Quite pleasant. Great bittersweet balance. Grassy hops profile.
M: Heavy full and creamy body. Medium to low carbonation. Dark chocolate aftertaste. Roasted and grassy.
O: Great drinkability. Excellent Stout. bytemesis (11872) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 5, 2018
750 ml botte. Pours black with a gigantic brown head, dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is roasty, dusty, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, heavy roast, molasses, cocoa, coffee grounds, tobacco. Medium body, ridiculously high carbonation levels. This is a solid beer, but wtf with the carbonation? GoufCustom (2891) - HONG KONG - MAR 12, 2018
The_Osprey (10555) - WALES - FEB 19, 2018
330 ml bottle via trade with Aseclja and Rotin. Thank you!
Looks: Opaque deep Cola blackish brown colour; Half finger head with soapy beige foam which fades in 40 seconds; Good sticky lacing with zero carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant dark malt, with fairly strong roastyness, strong caramel, sticky toffee, hot chocolate / cocoa, milked coffee, floral, sugar, strong spices, dry biscuits, lemon and grass.
Taste: Close to medium sweet dark malt, with roastyness, tartness, caramel, toffee, black coffee, dark chocolate, floral, fair molasses, spices, earth, dry bread, lemon, fair bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Mid to light body. Quite slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a considerably wheat-thinned background with some tartness. Pretty roasty with good caramel, toffee, black coffee and chocolate. Flowery with fair sweetness. Notably spicy and earthy with lemon to round. Good!
Hoppiness: Floral, strong spices, lemon and grass in nose, same in taste but with earth; Bitterness is fair for an abrupt, mid to light astringent sweet-bitter dark malt finish.
After Taste: Dry. Caramel chocolatey and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one touches almost all the right bases for a very good Stout, with prominent nice caramel and strong cocoa plus spicy hoppiness. The only drawback being strong wheat thinning to reduce the otherwise full dark maltyness. Only this bit doesn't work for me, otherwise this is a shinny happy Stout!
February 2018 - Tasting on L42, One Canada Square. Bottle shared with big thanks to Paul. As 'Matuška Stout'. Pours like novelty foam to form an opaque black beer (eventually), foamy brown head leaves light lacing. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate, charcoal briquette, burnt paper. Body is frothy, airy, overcarbonated, almost without liquid character like I've sprayed foam in my mouth. Taste is a little ashy, dark chocolate, earthy, a little floral with a dry finish. Hmm. The body ruins this beer – it seems to have quite a full flavour underneath. Fizzy stouts are always a major fail (and yet all too prevalent). (7-3-6-1-12=2.9) mR_fr0g (20852) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle shared on Level 42, 05/02/2018. Many thanks! A clear mahogany brown coloured pour with a lively mid tan head. Aroma is nice earthy brown malts, dusty ashy roast, earthy chcoolate, Flavour is composed of nice bitter dark chocolate, earthy roast, dark chocolate, black berries. Lingering earthy ashy roast. Palate si very carboantion, high carboantion, abrasive, frothy, disappears. Desverger (21303) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2018
[email protected]Leighton (28292) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2018
Team Bottle Share, London - Black pour with beige head. Roasted and sweet malty with rich notes of chocolate and caramel, some fudge and toffee, touch of coffee, hoppy backing, malty close.
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Scopey. Pours deep brown with a billowing, foamy tan head. Modest cocoa in the nose, dry roast, milk chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavour her chocolate, some dark berries, burnt toast. Medium bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Lightly drying in the finish, with touches of ash, more baking cocoa, raisins. Good stuff. Scopey (20492) - Oldmeldrum, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2018 Bottle at L42 - massive thanks to BenH. It pours jet black with a massive foamy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, cacao, cracked black pepper, ashy, charred wood, liquorice and rocky road. The taste is dry, bitter, charred wood, rich roasted malt, dirty, earthy, dark fruits, tar, drying, grainy and some harsh char with a drying finish. Medium body and high, foamy carbonation. A bit charred and burnt. High foamy carbonation ruins it a bit. Doesn’t meet the high expectations, but its alright.