micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic glass. No "born on date."
Aroma - Black licorice, chocolate, dark bread, espresso. Faint smoke - dark fruit emerges as it warms. Very impressed.
Appearance - Sticky mocha head. Deep, black color with some mahogany hues around the edges.
Taste - Chocolate (initially milk then giving way to the darker persuasion), hints of smoke, finishing with dark roasted coffee. Burnt flavors linger prominently on the pallet.
Palate - Supremely creamy, softy carbonated. Light bodied. Bone dry.
Overall - Perhaps the best example of the style I’ve ever tried. ladnewton (2001) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 6th August 2011. Ink-black with pale brown head. Inch of rich initial lacing then sporadic and patchy. Rich roast malts aroma; touch of fruitcake. Fresh ground coffee, smoky touch and roasted malts in liquid. Lasting bitter finish and plenty of coffee notes. Thick, full-mouth texture. Excellent. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is liquorice, mocca, roast. Really big and dark for the abv. Flavour is mocca, roast and liquorice. Nice one. mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from 2013. Poured with a large creamy head of foam atop a dense black body. Full mouthfeel. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle from Nina’s. A black stout with a thick tan head. Looks great! Aroma of roasty malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavours of roasty malt again upfront with coffee grounds and chocolate to finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter also. Lovely.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Poured a deep brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast malt, burnt coffee grinds and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as per the aroma, well balanced with a hint of liquorice. BeerViking (4947) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Cask at the Magpie, near-black with a clingy mid-coarse beige head and aromas of bitter cocoa and a little coffee and plum. Rich and winey, yet dry and bitter with hints of smoke and liquorice. Gorgeous. Vinx (133) - ITALY - MAY 16, 2015
Nothing to add to the commercial description. This beer is absolutely perfect, maybe the best dry stout I’ve ever tasted. A balance between the aromas and a neatness which don’t let you indifferent. hrabren (1324) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2015
0.33 bottle at Punk Rock Holiday, Tolmin, Slovenia. Nice chocolate aroma, light coffee. Full taste, dry, creamy, coffee aroma. Dry finish, medium body. Great. JefVerstraete (3513) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Black colour, dark brown foam. Intense nose of coffee and roasted malts, some ashes. Bitter and dry. Complex and easy drinkable. Great stout.