tapefuzz (765) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and a bit of licorice. Taste is roasty with chocolate, coffee, hints of berry and a little char. Full body. Soft carbonation. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2016
This is a very well made stout. Strong roasty character throughout with some char notes. Solid balance. Full satisfying body, velvety feel. Stuu666 (14620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, liquorice, taste is sweet, chocolate, roasted, light liquorice. Alengrin (5639) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Dry stout from this Boulder-based brewery, with pale yellowish beige, creamy, medium thick head, slowly diminishing in the middle and leaving small dots of lacing on the edge of the glass; very dark, hazy chestnut brown robe with burgundy hue, black in general appearance but in fact still translucent if you look closely. Aroma is heavily dominated by umami elements: strong gravy, beef stock cubes and broth, over more subtle elements like coffee grounds, leather, bayleaf, old black chocolate, blackcurrant, fig, black olive, coffee cream. Soft sweetishness in the onset, subtle dried banana and dried fig, immediately overcome by the umami factor, very meaty and beefy, gravy-like, with the expected undercurrent of roasted barley sourishness accompanying it; carbo is soft, resulting in a ’moelleux’, fatty and oily body, gliding thickly but smoothly over the tongue and leaving behind a deeply nutty and toasted maltiness which develops into coffeeish roasted bitterness in the end, supported by the promised dosis of peppery, herbal hop bitterness, bit resinous even. Spicy and malty finish, roasted bitterness filling the back of the mouth, but some of the nutty sweetishness remains behind too along with a notable, late, more delicate coffee-like aspect. Decent and enjoyable stout, nice thick body in spite of having ’only’ 6.3% ABV, but heavily tilted towards the umami side which I think will not please anyone. I liked it. leghorn99 (254) - roma, ITALY - JUL 26, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere di colore nero corvino, impenetrabile; bella anche la schiuma color nocciola, compatta e dalla buona persistenza. L’aroma si accende forte, con orzo tostato, caffè tostato e note di cioccolato amaro; seguite da aromi seducenti di buccia d’arancia, frutti di bosco e liquirizia. Intricato, complesso profilo palatale. che attesta di volta in volta, cacao, caffè espresso, sapori di malto caramellato e resinosi, quasi di pino. Assertivo amaro da luppolo e cereali tostati, ma mantiene un equilibrio elegante. C’è una forte componente di alcool sotto il mélange di sapori. Si tratta di una birra piuttosto complessa, ricca di sapori e cremosa; che incarna lo stile delle Stout americane.
Enteogenisk (162) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. A perfectly balanced stout with mild yet firm and persistent roasted coffee notes and a finish that really show the perfect choice and add of hops. GTAEgeek (2343) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pitch black, with a medium, beige head. Cocoa, anise, molasses, and burnt toast. Sweet and malty up front, with a smooth, significantly bitterness that follows. Medium body, syrupy, a bit acerbic, and clingy through the finish. This is a solid, very roasty stout. A little harsh and sticky, but flavorful and thick. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2016
On tap at the brewery October 2014. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue and large beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, toffee, and chocolate. Light body, roast, grain, velvet finish, very good. markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a darker brown to black colour with a light tanned head. nose of sweet roasted malts, ash, dark dried red fruits, coffee, and light sweet chocolate. taste is sweet upfront, leading to a dry ashy aftertaste. olio (10472) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma is very roasty and malty, some oat notes, dry bready and hoppy. Flavor is somewhat thick with malts and bread, cocoa notes, hop bitterness and faint vanilla. Bitter palate, almost creamy with its thickness. Very pleasant low abv (within Avery scale) brew.