tderoeck (10928) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2018
2/XII/17 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ post-Billies Craft Beer Festival tasting, Eugene's place - BB: n/a, bottled: II/8/17 (2017-2085) Thanks to Eugene for sharing his early bird booker festival gift!Ritzn (2183) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2018
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, sweetish. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty, grains, very roasted, soft bitterness, hay, cow fodder. Aftertaste: little bitter, pretty malty, some chocolate, soft roast, bitter, malty, bit sourish, not really great. How is this a 99/99 beer? Oh well, maybe I was just not in the mood for malt juice...
BLack with medium brown head. Aroma is treber some syrup. Less chocolate and caramel. Some dried leaves. Taste is dry treber with slight syrup flowery sweetness. Not so smooth. A bit perfumey. Underwhelming. andrepintado (3790) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JAN 21, 2018
Bottle. Dark brown to black color. Thin brown head. Taste is medium bitter, light to medium sweet. Body is thin to medium. Aroma and flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted beans, vanilla, chili, dried fruits. ciocanelu (3193) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 15, 2018
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate and some brown sugar. Taste is malty, slightly sweet at first but gets more roasty and bitter on the finish. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Decent stout, nothing fancy. ZodiacM (1380) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2018
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Prima stout, redelijk vol van smaak, gebrande mout, rokerig. Lekker!
Gerbeer (4214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dry roasted barley, and creamy coffee. Flavors follow same with additional chicory, burnt coffee, and ash, Dry melush (5049) - SPAIN - DEC 13, 2017
65cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
Black colour with a thin tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.
Taste is roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee, mugicha.
Medium body, soft carbonation. Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2017
Shared by my girlfriend, who received this and another American bottle as a gift at Billie's Craft Beer Fest - what a nice surprise indeed. Export stout (according to the label) brewed in Oregon, with pale greyish beige, cobweb-lacing, initially thick and moussy but gradually dissipating head; very dark, but still translucent mahogany brown colour with warm, almost purplish-ruby hue. Aroma of melting 'fondant' chocolate, butterscotch candy, old dry liquorice, hint of ruby port, cashew nuts, subtle notes of cappuccino, pipe tobacco, burnt toast, cinnamon, raisins, figs. Dried fig-like sweetish onset, very thin but well-placed umami accent (cured meat), sourish touch as well, smooth mouthfeel, very soft with medium carbonation, rounded caramelly malt sweet middle with nutty edges, mildly bitterish toasted in the end with even a faint hint of smokiness; mild herbal hop bitterness too, but it is that molten caramel- and light chocolatey malt sweetness which lingers. Pleasant enough and a typical, not overly ambitious but in any case very correct interpretation of a foreign stout, at the right ABV and with the right amount of caramel sweetness, which most of the 'original' examples of foreign stout in the tropics also show. Well done. Vells (2003) - Rīga, LATVIA - DEC 7, 2017
Smooth balanced roastiness, dark choco, some dried fruits. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness and quite dry finish. Lovely. 77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2017
Half of a 355 ml. bottle post first day of Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. Shared with tderoeck, received as a festival gift nice. Black, little head. Nose is poor soy sauce, vegetable, grain, thin. Bitter vegetable grainy soy sauce, roast, bitter soy sauce, thin poor vegetable roast, body is the same. Not a fan & how is this 99 overall on RB? Not to mention #7 for the style.