hopihalido (16) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2017 Hanuta06 (488) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: chocolate. (10)
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, brown, initial head with lasting longevity and fair lacing. Black-hued body. (4)
Taste: moderately bitter initial taste with moderately bitter finish and long duration. (6)
Palate: full-bodied with watery texture, soft carbonation and moderately alcoholic finish. (4)
Overall: very good but not exceptional. (12)
----- Vintage Yeti ’08 from tap at Brouwer’s Cafe.
Aroma: light chocolate, oak and lemon (10)
Appearance: huge, rocky, light-brown, initial head with a sheet of lace and mostly diminishing longevity. Dark Brown body. (5)
Taste: lightly sweet, peach and wood initial flavor and finish with average duration. (10)
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with oily texture and lively carbonation. (5)
Overall: it simply couldn’t get any better.
AR: roastmalt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, tobacco
AP: pitch black, brown head, resin
TA: roast malt, coffee grounds, coffee, leather, wood, resin Maracuja05 (1776) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
03-11-17 // draft at Wir Komplizen, Frankfurt. Pitchblack. Creamy beige head. Nose roasted coffee some chocolate. Aroma of bitter coffee. Creamy texture. ffaoe (921) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2017
strong chocolate and coffee aromas. pitch black in color with massive long lasting brown head. full body, taste is roasty of coffee and chocolate MatusBeer (785) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2017
Tap at Craft House Prague. Deep dark colour with stable head off. Aroma od roasted Coffee, plumbs. Taste of Coffee,nuts,chocolate. Huge bitter finish GSE (35) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2017
btl. 35,5cl bb 15.04.18. Oleisty, z dużą ilością piany. Bardzo mocno palony, intensywnie kakaowy i popiołowy.
kabanis (20) - Gryfino, POLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Mocno palony stout o kawowych nutach i sztywnej, beżowej pianie. Intensywny w każdym calu. Polecam osobom lubiącym mocne doznania. Świetne piwo. Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007
Purchased at Wilbur's in Ft Collins for US$5.99
It pours from 22oz bottle a very dark brown, almost black, and it has a very nice tannish head of foam to go with it. The foam stays right through the session as a solid thin layer and it has some nice sticky lacing.
The smell is complex. I get lots of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, toffee and a touch of vanilla. It's been years since I've last had this and I forgot how well of a nose it had.
The taste is complex as the nose. Big caramel malt is the first thing I notice but I can also tast some dark chocolate and coffee and there's a nice fruity kick to it as well...black cherries comes to mind. And oh yeah, I get some warming with the swallow but hey, it's a pretty strong character at 9.5% so I kind of expected it. Nice, slow sips and I'll be alright. ;^)
It has a great mouthfeel to it and the carbo is lightly done...good combination for an RIS in my book. Btw, the hops are there as well and it gives the brew a nice bitter punch most notably in the finish. Very nice brew and 1 I'd visit again more often now that I'm reaquainted with it.
Bottom line: An excellent example of the style and I highly recommend it! JoTheO (248) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle 330ml. Jet black, fluffy head with the colour of milk chocolate. Rich sweet aroma with toffee, caramel and also some fortified wine. Palate is thick and sticky, almost too sticky to be good. Taste is surprisingly dry with heavily roasted malts, coffee and chocolate (vanilla in the background?) Good one! omikr0n (958) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with nice dark brown head. Aroma is peat, wood, roasty, somewhat herbal. Taste is bitter and sweet with coffee, fresh milk, peat, some minty and herbal tones. Nice bitter aftertaste. ClearHead (51) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle bought 09/2017, BB date 15.4.2018. Black, tan brown head that lasts forever. Tobacco, malt, coffee in aroma, very good. Tastes sweet and quite bitter at first. Dark taste with tobacco, licorice, malt and more. Bitterness turns into dryness. Full bodied. Excellent, if you like the style. Personally, I prefer something less bitter. Try it...