Wodanson (6) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle at home. Pours thick and black with lacy tan head. Scents of dried fruits, roasted malts and coffee and slightly boozy. Taste is of dried fruits with caramel and chocolate notes with a bitter, but smooth and floral finish. Overall a very good stout, good body and very well balanced.
Tjeerd (454) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aromal beer: chocolate with coffee. Taste is round, full but soft. Aftertaste is lasting. Abv gives a warm stomach-feeling. A gratis stout, score would have been higher if I wasnít an IPA type.
Flanfl (770) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, medium brown lasting head. Aroma of dried fruits, toasted malt, caramel, cocoa, hoppy floral notes. Flavors of dried fruits, toasted malt, caramel, cocoa, many caramel layers, medium bitter backbone, some chocolate and floral hops. Caramel and cocoa bitter finish. So well balanced, so complex, alcohol is completly hiden. Amazing brew.
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Samtzu (320) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Strong aroma full of chocolate, caramel, malts, and a faint alcohol note. Medium body with more malty notes with a slight rose flavour before the alcohol kick at the end.
artemb (840) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: clear dark brown, semi-transparent.
Aroma: sweet, roasted, dark bread with molasses.
Taste: strong to moderate sweetness balanced, light bitterness.
Flavour: molasses, charcoal, rye bread, sweet Robusta.
Balanced on the sweet side and not too complex however very pleasant and warming.
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty chocolatey earthy aroma with milky burnt notes. Sweetish roasty alcoholic taste with chocolatey spicy notes. Full-bodied. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish roasty menthol aftertaste with licorice, toffee, and resin notes. Interesting, drinkable, and very nice, but a little bit too alcoholic. (0.5l bottle, from SuperBrugsen Fredericia.)
nilsas (3900) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (560) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Motor oil color. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, soy aromas. Taste is very heavy, dark chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, some coffee and smoke. Thick mouthfeel. Slight artificial taste. Really good.
aleksander9 (1535) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
-short review- Refined aroma and lackluster "sour old coffee" finish. Light palate.
nihtila (3364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, I think approx two years old. Pours almost black, dark brown head. Nose is very rich and intense, chocolate, roast, liquorice, dried fruits, light cherry - fantastic aroma. Taste is oily and rich, liquorice, roast, chocolate, plenty of warming booze, dries fruits. Not as fantastic as nose but excellent brew. Straightforward in a good way, as many IS these days have loads of extra stuff, barrels etc. I wonder if the booziness would round with longer aging.