jmgreenuk (9858) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 26, 2017 Finwe (438) - Grankulla, - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Systembolaget Regeringsgatan, Stockholm. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Some liquorice and roasted malt in the aroma. The flavour comprises roasted malt and chocolate. Rather dry finish with some bitterness. Way better than what I expected.
Bottle from a Melbourne Coles Liqourland. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is sweet roasty caramel malt, chocolate, coffee, liqourice, dry hop. The flavour is liqourice bitter with a roasty,dry smoke, charcoal liqourice palate and a dry liqourice bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Better than the aged version IMO. coil (124) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
375ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Very dark brown colour with beige head. Roasted malts, liquorice, light rye bread, dark chocolate, Americano, dates. BadAprilia1000 (437) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Pours a gorgeous dark brown color with a perfectly 1 inch thick head into a tulip glass. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, warm spices, dark fruit, earthy, very roasty. Taste is dry chocolate up front with a smooth dark red fruit/berry note in the middle finished with a great slightly drying bitter note. Overall a fairly drinkable beer with pleasant roasty fall/winter flavors. mithe (1855) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2017
Ross1969 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Aroma: Roasty, chocolate.
Appearance: Black color. Medium, brown head.
Taste: Light sweet, malty, roasty, licorice.
Palate: Light-medium body. Astingent finish.
Overall: Quite light. Ok stout.
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gripweed57 (2793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2017
From old tasting notes. Black brown color. Thick creamy tan head. Spicy roasted malt nose. Rich sweet roasted chocolate malt flavor. Overly sweet, yet drinkable. doriangrey (70) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2017
Strong but lacking the bite or flavour of a strong beer. Some liquorice but otherwise slightly bland and watery. I’d take it over many other beers though JuanFlk80 (324) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 14, 2017
Botella 33cl. Aromas maltosos, con toques de caramelo y algo de café, muy suave en sabor que se nota mas al calentar. gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a tan head; aroma is sweet with chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, and a hint of coffee; taste is sweet with licorice, chocolate, and roasted malts; semi dry finish has hints of dark fruits phenom5 (26) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2017
I really like this beer. Dark as pitch, nice lacey head which stays around briefly. Initial taste is strong alcohol with chocolate/vegemite malts, and doughy bready aroma. Bitterness kicks in to balance the alcohol, and has a residual smokey licorice aftertaste. Even then changes to mossy/cigarette ash fading to earthy wood aftertaste. A very nicely balanced stout with lots going on. Only complaint is lacks a good rounded mouth feel from the bottle....