Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2008
500ml bottle from Nelson Wines. Opaque black, still stout with no head. Nice aroma of smoke, roasted coffee and old leather. Silky smooth on the tongue, slipping quickly to all corners of your mouth. Medium body, with a sweet roasted flavour and a drying finish. A very drinkable stout, well worth trying. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Peterboro BF 2008. BOTF without a doubt. A black stout with no head. The aroma is smoky and slightly roasty with fish oil. The taste is roasty and burnt with good hop bitterness. A fishy slick very good stout. Score 3.9hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Subsequent rating scored 3.8 Score unaltered
Cask, gravity, at Peterborough BF ’08. Very dark brown. Ashy aroma and a sour ashy taste. Full bitterness at the finish. Ascot seem to be making quite an impact these days. This is a good, straightforward stout, though I can’t personally pick out that star quality. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. As Anastasia Exile Stout. Black color with a light brown head. Aroma full of coffee, some fruity notes and maybe some yeastiness. A rather sweet flavor with roastiness and some espresso. Finishes quite bitter with some hop notes. Medium-bodied. renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
gravicask @ kingston bf 08. heavy barley nose with deep chocolate and ground coffee. pitch black, no head. very nutty, spicy with heavy roasts but quite watery. smooth good bitter-sweet finish.
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) hazy dark orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Burned coffeeish aroma. Light in body, a little flat with a soft mouthfeel. Again coffee notes and a lightly bitter malt finish. 290608 TBone (18560) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
[email protected] Grand Tasting 2008pivnizub (10906) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2008
"Anastasia Exile Stout". Pitch black color, creamy tan head. Fudge, whisky, licorice in the nose. Coffeish. Quite light, but very drinkable stout.
Bottle (RBESG 2008 in Bohemia): Dark amber coloured, small and persistent brownish head; dry, slghtly metallic, mainly roast-malty nose; quite light bodied, moderate dry bitter flavour; lingering dry bitter roast-malty finish. Good, but a bit thin............ thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours almost black with just a few bubbles as head. Potent roasted coffee aroma. Coffee flavours as well as hints of meat. Soft. A very good stout. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, malts, some roast and mild coffeeish notes. Flavour is very much the same. Also some slight wooden notes as well as some mild herbal ones too.