FunkyF (983) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Bengt klubben. Mörkt brunröd med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av kola, choklad och röda bär. Lite kaffe och choklad i smaken.
ninecats (505) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. Deep brown with off white creamy heady, lots of lacings. Served room temperature. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, slight alcohol, raisins, nuts, slight sherry like note. Taste is caramelly sweet upfront, raisins, roasted notes, big on malt, later peppery bitterness and alcohol, yeasty notes, dry coffee in the finish. Big body, medium carbo. Not the ordinary overly sweet stout, more "grown up" nuances if you like.
kraddel (6689) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found a bottle as a last one ( back of the fridge ) in a bar that wasn’t aware of the different versions. luck, I guess? Pours dark brown, very big white head. Smell is intense, roasty. Taste is roasted malts, some dark chocolate. dark fruits, indeed. very rich, yet a bit simple. Not silky, as I love in stouts, and has ( still) a certain level of bitterness I love in IPA’s, but not in stouts. A typical Belgian stout, of far above average quality, but Belgian stouts are in no way a match to what is being brewed in the rest of the world...
PlutonowyMan (560) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kolor nieprzejrzy?cie czarny, Piana be?owa ?rednio wysoka, trwa?a.
Aromat ciemnych owoców, kakao i kawy, jest troch? wanilii i lekka nuta cytryny.
Smak jest powtórzeniem aromatów, kawa pojawia si? pierwsza dalej s? pralinki z nadzieniem kakao dopiero na ko?cu ciemne owoce.
Goryczka delikatna, kojarzy sie z gorzkim kakao. Wysycenie ?rednie, alkohol schowany perfekcyjnie.
SeniorZozo (1321) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting @ Leuven Innovation Beer Fesitval 2016
Pours deep ruby, almost black with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate,light roasted malts. Taste is light roasted, weak sweet chocolate, fruity, a bit high carbonation level. Lingering light roasted caramel.
mmk (44) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Helder donker rood bier. Fruitige geur, kruidig. Zachte, prima uitgebalanceerde smaak. Nasmaak hints van gebrande mout, caramel, chocolade.
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage bottle tasted at 666 in Uccle near Brussels. Creamy, loose, off-white head over a deeply bronze beer, but not opaquely black. Pleasant aroma of home made caramel, chocolate and cocoa, bourbon, raisins, banana, sherry-like oxidation and walnuts. Candied sweet onset, but not too sugary or cloying, candied dates and raisins, banana, strong hearty umami flavour, soft carbo, roasted and caramelly malts, bittering and rich, toasted bread, peppery hops and brandy-like alcohol in the finish. Belgian style stout, not as roasted and ’dense’ as many other stouts, but a very good beer for sure.
RexTalionis (3547) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black in color with a nice and steady off-white head. Roasted coffee and dark somewhat bitter notes in aroma at first. After that appears some hints of nuttyness and dried dark fruits. Lots of roasted notes in taste with additional notes of some licorice and dark fruits. After awhile some slightly bitter and green herbal notes gets to one. Cocoa and coffee with subtle fruity citrus notes in finish.
jspronck (159) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black with nice tan head, aromas of chocolate and coffee, good balance between sweet malts and light bitterness. complex and well crafted.
StoutHead (949) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl. bottle. Pours a very deep red color - almost black, with a two-finger foamy light brown head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, fruits and yeast. The finish is dry, bitter and a bit sour. Medium body and average carbonation. Well, it looks great in that bottle and with that label, but after two years in my cupboard I’d hoped for something more. It’s a bit boring really - not bad just not anything special. I think it gave me more pleasure looking at the unopened bottle.