joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
Black coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing head.
Roasted aroma with notes of dried fruits and chocolate.
Flavour of fried fruits and chocolate with notes of corn. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Not bad, but mine was served cold and this might have taken away from it a bit. notes of the usual stuff - chicory, licorice, dark cocoa - but overall a bit uninspired and disappointing. IndianaRed (5030) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Bottle Pours deep inky black with a very large thick tan head.
Aroma is a delicious ensamble very sweet molassas, bourbon, vanilla and a noticeable ABV slant.
Flavors are a wierd alcohol and dark roast combo. Sweet licorice and fumy in a way. An odd very light feel. Feels like it’s gravity is about 0.6. Thin but very smooth, slippery even. Nice sweet dark roast trailer. Easy on the hops and very little bitterness.
Very interesting and tasty. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle: Dark black, light tan head and some lacing. Nose of bourbon, vanilla and very strong oak, rhubarb. Odd and roasty, a touch of funky chocolate. The flavor is like super old chocolate and a touch of roasted licorice. Anise extract is present. Very different stout, nicely roasted. twindadplus2 (736) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Medium black color with a ruby tinge and a thin short-lived head. Sweet aroma with molasses, licorice and roasted malts. Flavor is lactic and very sweet with more molasses and brown sugar plus a small roasted barley note. Bitter chocolate coffee finish. Full bodied and smooth. Not a bad stout, just not very inspiring.
rauchbier (3933) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle from Beer Cellar, Lincoln. Jet black, thin shortlived beige head and low condition. Quite sweet aromas with hints of milky coffee and liquorice, bittersweet in the mouth with some chocolate and liquorice along with a roasted note and some woodiness. Gentle sweet coffee in the finish, along with a warming retronasal hint of alcohol. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 2, 2005
12 oz bottle. Sampled at the Lynnwood International Swill Fest. Dark black color. Small sized beige head. Aroma is chocolate, rum and licorice. A medium bodied Foreign Stout. Malts are chocolate and toffee. There is a strong lactic character to this beer as well. Smooth taste, creamy and almost silky. Lively carbonation. Touch of an off flavor, plastic?, cardboard? At the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
This beer pours a near black color with hints of ruby red, a nice but small tanned head and moderate lacing. The aroma is a bit strange with chocolate, malt, coffee, lacticness and nuts in the aroma....i mean... NUTS??? The flavor is medium to full bodied and super lactic. Generally smooth with a silky mouthfeel. Some hints of chocolate grainyness, lactic qualities and perhaps caramel sweetness. Dry cottonmouth finish with coffee beans and that typical plastic finish I’ve come to expect with foreign stouts. More or less enveloping flavor, but it doesnt develop as much as I’d like it too...and once again, what is up with lactic foreign stouts???? tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Sweet chocoate, vanilla, lavender and red licorice in the aroma. Opaque brown body with low tan head that recedes to ring. Chocolate and strawberry flavours with a lactic character and mild roasty bitterness. Medium-ful body with low carbonation and fair alcohol warming. Bottle (trade, Dec-04) sampled with MartinT, Oivier_MTL and Rastacouere. Thanks, Degarth! OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
Couleur brune foncés aux reflets rouge-brun vêtu d’une faible mousse blanche tacheté. Réglisse rouge, framboises et chocolat économique sont assemblés ensemble par une fine couche de colle à plastique. Axé vers le malt, chocolat, plutôt sucré en bouche et définitivement certaines vapeurs de produits synthétiques. Corps d’épaisseur allant vers mince, légère carbonatation, étalement court. Une éphémère plaisance nasale.