Benzai (15726) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Sampled from bottle thanks to Kermis @ Deanso. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige head that leaves nice lacing. Smell malts, roastyness, earthy. Taste malts, earthy, roasted malts, dark malts, slightly fruits. Medium body and carbonation. bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Dark roasted/burnt malt aroma, and possibly chocolate and dark fruit. It’s a mix. Opaque black color with a tan head that sticks around. Thin bodied. Mild carbonation. Starts with a tarry, burnt malt flavor. Dark fruits transit, and the finish is darkly burnt, with some substantial bitter. It is truly something. The finish is toasted and bitter. It hardly gets better than this. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
Bottle at Home - shared with Mette - before going to a "Caviar & Champagne" dinnerarrangement. Black - light brown head. Roasted, coffee, high chokolate, sweetness, light hoppy, a bit of vegetable in the aroma. Nice but not fantastic... djd07 (15075) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head that lasts awhile. Good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a roasted malt with coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is a very rich roasted malt with chocolate and caramel. Easy to drink as it hides the alcohol well. A very good stout from Lion. Scopey (14972) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. It pours pretty much black, with a thick beige head. The nose is smoke, coffee, roasted malt and charcoal. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, smoke, charcoal, chocolate, coffee, ash, some bitterness and a touch of alcohol warmth, with a nice bite in the finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Flavoursome, well balanced and hides the alcohol well. Great stuff.
gunnfryd (14956) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is licorice and rosted coffee. Flavour is the same. Ratman197 (14952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle pored a translucent brownish black with a small, lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee,roasted malt, and some hints of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, some fruitiness, and a bit of smoke with a smooth, ligering mildly bitter finish. DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 8/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ido’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor with dark fruits, some chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
Borup (14698) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
(6/21/08) Bottle at my hostel in Leipzig. Black color with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and notes of cocoa. Sweet flavor of roasted chocolate, malt and some caramel. Medium-bodied. A very nice stout. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
Bottle. Black colour with a creamy head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, nuts and notes of alcohol. Tmoney99 (14605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle. Poured black with a moderate brown head that diminished slolwly. Complex roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Full well balanced flavor with medium finish. Good not great.