mzaar (3380) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Flaska. Nästan helt svart öl med ett litet beigt skum. Dofter av kaffe, mörk choklad, örter (rosmarin?) och säd. Smakinslag av kaffe, saltlakrits, havre och en lätt men tydlig ton av rosmarin. Besk avslutning, där sältan också blir än mer framträdande. Oljig munkänsla. Medelkropp. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Almost black, frothy head. Dark malts, fresh hops, fairly clean. Nice mouth feel, very interesting actually. Good brew. (On tap at Hoppy Days with Oudejaarsticken) fombe89 (3266) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Botella. @XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. ................... Sevilla 29/12/2014 caesar (7097) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Tap @ Hoppy Days during ’oudjaarsticken 2014’, medium sample. Dark brown color, short head. Aroma of chocolate, bit roast, molasses, earthy hops. Bit sweet in taste, cookie, coffee. Easy going stout. MrHangover (4439) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Draft @ Hoppy Days. Pours a very dark beer with a big bubbly off white head. Aroma is toast, roast, chocolate and malts. Flavor is sweet with coffee touches. Also a very big malty base in there. Sweet aftertaste, decent stuff.
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days, Amsterdam. Dark brown with a good beige head. Spicy roasted malts aroma. Caramel, molasses, roasted malts and hints of rosemary, especially towards the finish. Original. JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Black pour with a rich creamy brown foam. Aroma is nice and roasty, dark chocolate notes, light leathery notes, maybe even a hint of smoke. Taste is bitter, dark malt bitterness, quite roasty, nice sweetness as well. Where are the herbs? Nowhere to be found and that is quite alright. Palate is creamy, soft carbonation. Nice stout. Borresteijn (6965) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 On tap at Hoppy Days. Black colour, dense creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, mocha, coffee beans. Flavour is medium sweet, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, mocha, burnt caramel, nice malty bitter finish. Medium-bodied, very tasty. Not much rosemary detected.
Re-rate, second glass a week later, fresh keg I guess: Lots of rosemary in both aroma and taste, light resinous, it does dominate here a bit too much. Still really nice though. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of roast malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour of bitter roast malt, dark chocolate and muted berries. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Draft at Hoppy Days. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, roast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.