Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Black beer with a medium brown head. Quite strong roasted aroma. The flavor is a bit sweet and roasted with notes of coffee and chocolate. Fairly good medium bodied stout. pivnizub (10610) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle (@ RBESG 2008): Literally black with a small, persistent beige head; full dry roast-malty nose; moderate to full dry bitter flavour, quite light bodied; shorter dry roast-malty and bitter finish followed by a light malty sweetness. Good, but not too impressive...... bierkoning (13349) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle from TBone, thanks! Almost black and opague. Smoky roasty aroma with dark chocolate. malty sweetish smoky flavor with roast, coffee and milk chocolate. Very tasty stout, medium bodied, even with a creamy texture, in spite of the low ABV (4% on the label) JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2008
Strong smoky nose hints of coffee. Light brown head. Totally black color. Bitter and smoky taste. Coffee and licorice aromas. No softness and no sugar´in the tast. Available from local markets in bottles. mjs (7259) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 (Re-rate, keg at Pikkulintu, 20130907) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, dark chocolate and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, coffee, ash, dark chocolate and bitterness. Afteraste was roasty and bitter. A well done mild stout.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2008
(Draught at St. Urho’s Pub on 2008-02-14) Black. Nice medium-sized head. Somewhat metallice nose (something wrong with my sense of smell?). Roasted malts and hops in a bit acidy taste. When the beer is warmer, acidiness disappeared and roasted malts grew stronger. Pleasant bitterness in aftertaste. Old rating: 5-4-7-3-15=3.4
(Draught at HBF08)MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
Black with small beige head. Nose is chocolate, malts and some aniseed even. Quite full and smooth. Flavor is malts with some cocoa, slightly grainy. Burned malts in the dry and mildly bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Aniseed was interesting, otherwise light stout.
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Draught at the Bishops in Malmö. Black as night with a virtually impenetrable tan head. The bar lady had some real fun pouring it and must have taken at least 5 minutes to pour just a half. Pour settle pour settle pour. Bless. Might have been a lot easier if she held the glass up to the tap. Anyway, creamy roast coffee aroma with milky malt notes and rather perfumed. Flavour is similar with some extra fruit. Rather bland really. Slight hops on finishing. Considering how it looks the mouthfeel was surprisingly a little on the thin side. Not bad. mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Draught. A simple stout with somewhat medicinal notes of coffee and liquorice. thewolf (12589) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle, bought @ YNWA. cgarvieuk (24448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Really impressive pour - almost black with a gigantic creamy beige head on top. It fizzes away very slowly. Aroma is filled to the brink with deep, dark chocolate and a roasted tobacco note. Mouthfeel is rather nice, a little thin perhaps, but it is only 3,8 %... There is still a good carbonation. Impressive flavour for a beer that shouldn’t even have been able to age this long! Sweetish chocolate dominate between some smokiness and light coffee notes. Very dry feel. Though the hops are long gone, the roasted coffee tones take over nicely to balance the sweet chocolate. I’m just really impressed that a 3,8 % beer in not oxidized at all. Wonderful!
Bottle at Stockholm beer festival ... Deep black ... sweet ovaltine malts some tobaco ... rich malt ... some tobacco some bitter chocolate ... bit over powering esp for how late on i had it.