sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, BBE 11/2008) Very dark brown with a medium, beige head. Aroma of lactic sourness, roasted malt, chocolate. Roasted-malty, slightly lactic-sour flavor with some smokiness, and a clear, but controlled burnedness, and a dryish finish. Medium to full body with soft-n-silky carbonation. A very balanced and enjoyable stout. A bit straightforward, but nice.
omhper (23885) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown, minimal head. Papery chocolate aroma. Sweet with above medium body, fairly high carbonation. An initial surge of cocoa powder transits to milky chocolate sauce, passing over a slight metallic edge. Full flavoured.
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some wood and mild liqorice. Flavour is roasted malts, some mild notes of sour coffee and licorice. Some dark fruits/berries are also lurking in the background.
Borresteijn (6540) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Arendsnest. Dark brown beer with a red hue. Aroma of roasted malts, laurel, caramel. Taste is sweet, liquorice, laurel, caramel, bitter roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate. Soft mouthfeel. A very pleasant surprise.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown/red colored beer, with a big foamy head. The aroma of malts, little coffee and toffee. Some tones of dark fruits. The taste of roasted malt, coffee, a little chocolade and prune. A lith bitter aftertaste.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to get stout from the Netherlands. Dark almost black in colour, steady head thick foam. Very roasted almost coffe like taste.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to ronnie! Quite a rare beast, however that does not make it good. Roasty, alc present, candy sugar, quite floural, molasses are key. Not really my style and pritty one dimentional.
Bov (12109) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from crackedkettle.com - dark black coloured, solid and persistant beige foam; fair aroma of chocolate with subtle hints of vanilla and prunes, medium-bodied and with a creamy mouthfeel; very low bitterness; moderately dry coffeeish aftertaste with some notes of licorice - delicate and subtle
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice retro label. Very dark brown or black, with a brown head. A brown deposit collected on the base of the glass. Sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is very sweet and ashy with a mid bitter finish. Too fizzy, but very good.
PetervanderArend (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a very good stout! Nice malty with a note of chocolate and a fine bitterness. On draft in ’t Arendsnest and the pilsener club in Amsterdam