Gerbeer (4076) - 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 (4816) - SPAIN - DEC 13, 2017
65cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Alengrin (5788) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2017
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.
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 (1969) - Rīga, LATVIA - DEC 7, 2017
Smooth balanced roastiness, dark choco, some dried fruits. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness and quite dry finish. Lovely. 77ships (11412) - 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.
Alusmamuts (2169) - LATVIA - NOV 25, 2017
Almost black with small beige head. Slightly sour aroma. Medium bitter roasted taste with vanilla and coffee notes. Nische (2577) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2017
Bottle at Muted Horn. Almost black with a brown head. Tobacco, leather, with dark chocolate and some roast. Pretty bitter. jinroh (2377) - ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle shared at kermis's. Pours almost black with some white foam. Nose is roasty but also with some sour touch. Leathery. Taste is roasty, caramel and some coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Becomes better after it gets some air. Serious foreign stout, roasty and warming. Good stuff. Maakun (6582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to Japie. Black with brown head. Tobacco, raw cocoa, some red berries, roasted malts, light ash, soft grass. Light sweet, bitter and sour. Medium bodied with a bit watery feel. OK. Torrefacto (1779) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2017
Chocolate negro, cacao, café, avellana. Sabor intenso con final de amargor rustido, tabaco y acafetado.