esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2010
Pours clear copper o ruby with a huge rocky head. The aroma is hoppy and roasted, slightly coffeyish. Dark fruitnness, raisins and cloves. The flavor is bitter dry, roasted and ashy in the finish. Some sour coffee beans in the finish. The palate is roasted, a bit sharp and burnt in the finish. Medium bodied. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
11.2 oz bottle at East Side B. Café in NYC - Clear brown (or is it reddish highlights? – can’t tell with these lights) and a nice creamy head. Sweet chocolate/malty aroma. Big malty flavor with underlying hop spiciness. Although the label classifies this as a ‘mild stout’ it is reminiscent of a dopple bock to my given the high level of malt sweetness. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Very nice nose of dark fruits,right up front.Then some toffee for a complex aroma that was very nice. I started drinking this too cold and whence it warmed up it was much better but it wsas more like a Belgian strong then a Stout. fkoolen (1215) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Dark brown, hazy and big beige head. Aroma and taste hav chocolate, coffee, leather, smoke red fruit, vanilla, hoppy bitterness. Dry chocolate aftertaste, well balanced. Lively carbonation, good body, prickling mouthfeel. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2006
On tap at Brouwer’s. Dark fruit and sweet malt aroma. Black with big creamy head. Same taste as the nose. Tasty.
TrefwoordPunk (1201) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark purple to brown with a small off-white head and an aroma of toffee, overripe fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon and whipped cream. the taste is light to medium sweet with a mediumlong bitter finish. Nice beer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
pitch black with huge tan head. flavor has some roasted appearance with a lot of hop bitterness that is overwelming. awkward beer CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2007
Largely disappointing beer given its numbers -- an 8% stout and ratings here. I found it chalky on tongue with little cleverness on the palate. Good full alcohol tinged aroma. Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Burnt caramel malt and molasses with some possible dark fruit and cloves on the aroma. Appears a purple-ish black color with a thin foam. Deep caramel malt with a fruity twist. Alcohol and wood on the finish. Some chocolate and cocoa notes floating around. Overall, pretty solid. Not exactly what I was expecting and a tad watered down. Nevertheless It’s a pretty well done brew. B+ rating. kustie (1186) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color with light brown head. Aroma has caramel, ripe fruits, roasted malt and some burnt sugar. Taste is malty and a bit sour but turns into quite sweet and bitter long finish. Flavors of malt, burnt sugar, ripe fruits and chocolate.