DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
This was disgusting. Tasted like soy sauce. I really don’t get this one. Oh well, mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
500mL bottle, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma features predominantly roasted malt, with a bit of sweet chocolate and a hint of espresso. Flavour is a blend of roasted malt and loads of citrus notes - the citrus notes become overburdening toward the latter half of the palate, ending on orangey citric notes. I don’t think this works well at all in a stout, at least not to this degree, but decent attempt at something fairly original. Not very enjoyable. brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malt and cocoa powder up front on the nose. Strong orange peel character, lots of coffee, and some toffee. A bit of nuts, lightly acidic, and chocolate. Tastes lightly acidic, but otherwise good. Lots of roasted malt, orange peel, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and coffee. A bit of toasted nuts, toffee sweetness, and some licorice. Yorker (2003) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a little orange. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a little orange. ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Dark and near opaque. Tonnes of fruit and coffee in the nose. Very low carb. Taste is very fruity with hints of coffee. Some liquorice and roast.
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
On tap at the Kansas City Flying Saucer. Pours a black color with brown head. Burnt, roasted, slightly smoky/charred flavors. I’m not a huge fan of the burnt char flavor in this one, but not bad overall. Foffern (1877) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) Bergen tasting crew and Gunnar. The colour is pitch black with a medium light brown head. Delicious roasted and sweet aroma of coffee, lactose, pretty dark chocolate, soy sauce and some smoke. Feels british. The flavour feels a bit sour at first then cold coffee, wood, camp fire, burned wood, black berries and nice roast in the end. The mouthfeel is slick, and has a light bitterness. A lot of aroma and taste in this, and with a nice roasted touch. gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
Tasting with BBGTC. Pours almost black, as Coke with a small head. Aroma is malty, roast and burnt, liquorice. Taste is sour coffee beans, light tickeling palate, smooth and medium bodied.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours dark and black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Nose is strong roasted coffee, light chocolate, grass and some slightly metallic notes. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter with a tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily and slick, body is light to medium with a long finish.
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Draft at Monks. Opaque brown with a fizzy brown head. Odd combination of coffee and jucy red fruit flavors seem to jump out in equal measure. On one side black coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. On the other pomegranite, red plums, and raspberries. Bit of black jellybean licorice in there too. Weird combo in a way since most stouts will pick a side and mostly stick to it. This one has some of the darker notes of an Imperial married to a fresh Pannepot. Moment to moment not certain if it all works but at least it is different and interesting.