balloonbuffoon (737) - - JAN 15, 2018 begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black color, opaque. Small tanned head which disappears fast leaving nothing. Strong aroma of chocolate and some coffee. Low carbonation, medium oily. Flavor is very chocolaty, but still not that sweet. Cacao hits straight when sipping, then there’s malty little bit sour phase and at the end it’s all chocolate again. Alcohol is well hidden. I expected more stronger and harsher beer because of the name, but it’s all good.
16.9floz (500ml) bottle, no date, imperial nonic glass. An inoffensive, hum-drum stout that is dark brown in color and has small tan head. Smells of caramel and smoky roast, which seems to suggest something gritty. It's not, just brown toasted with dose of brown sugar and butter. Mouthfeel is wet, medium-full in body, and carbonation is low. saltyseadog (75) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2017
500ml bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Smell of malted barley, wet grain, cocoa powder, caramel and fruit preserves. Pours oily dark with more than a finger of fluffy tan head and good carbonation visible at the bottom of the glass. Opens chocolatey and sweet with just the right bitterness coming in for balance, dry biscuit maltiness on the mid-palate with hints of something like dry grass. Moderately long creamy-sweet finish with lingering chocolate bitterness. Medium-bodied, on the lighter side for a stout, extremely drinkable with a very slight mouth-coating sweetness. A solid brew. Something new in town from Ridgeway this year I thought would be fun for Christmas, and well worth it for the fiver. Wish I'd picked up a second one. To your health! BBHansen (1060) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2017
Tap @ klosterkælderen w friends/gutternes julefrokost. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with ok beige soapy beige head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, light liquorice, light alcohol and some leather notes. palette strong relative dark roasted malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, average duration and a light oily texture. Overall: relative easily drinkable
thebighead (28) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Very thin beer for a stout. It drinks more like a heavy Porter. Although I did enjoy this Holiday offering, I was looking for a richer stout. Nonetheless, it is a nice beer. mjmoen (626) - - DEC 11, 2017
B-. Pours a dark black color with khaki head. Bittersweet chocolatey flavor.
dannyhill (23) - - DEC 11, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2017 Bottle.
C: pitch black
N: malt, red berries, red grapes
T: brine, sardines?!, yeast
Final: the alcohol beats through the taste, a bit unbalanced to my liking... brnandersen (4344) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2017
Draught at Kompasset Ølbar, Cph. Near black with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, chocolate, liquorice, spicy notes and herbal hoppy notes. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and fruity with dark malts and a spiced note. Neat Winter Warmer. BruceDale (1) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2017 does not count
Very thin beer for a stout. He drinks more like a heavier Porter. Not very exciting at any level of the drinking process. I was hoping for a more rich and deep beer from a stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Fine roasted flavor and very dark brown color. Solid body. Leans sweet. From World Market. Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.