Hansen (8621) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Dark brown, almost black. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is roasted, malty, faint salty, faint salty. Flavor starts roasted too, moderate bitter finish. Dry texture and soft carbonation. Hermod (8516) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
50cl bottle from Bierzwerg. Poured almost black with a beige head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavor very similar, nice roasted ness, oat and coffee coming through quite a lot in the slightly dry finish. Light to medium body. DruncanVeasey (8454) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle from Tesco. Jet with a fine, undiminishing cream foam. Black Jacks on well done toast aroma. Fine, liquorice-accented stout with dark berry streaks dusted with coal and bitter chocolate. Roasted nut linger. The orange and coriander sneaked well under the radar. Good, as The Brothers’ beers tend to be- especially those of a dark and roasted persuasion. ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Drygate Glasgow. Almost black coloured, small brown head, mild roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa powder with fruity and caramel notes. Touch of licorice in mild bitter finish. Pleasant but pretty ordinary stout. Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Flaske 0,5l spandert av Rune og delt med ham under rateseanse hos ham 20 Sep 12. Egentlig svart men i sterkt lys slipper det en dyp rødfarge igjennom. Svakt farget kremaktig skum som fester seg godt til glasset. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken er sammensatt: Sjokolade & lakris. Antydning til bær i ettersmaken. Bra men uspennende.
Idiosynkrasie (8209) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown with fingerthick, creamy, fading, beige head. Spicy aroma, orange zest, a peppery note on cautious dark malt basis. Taste is dry, a note of roasted malt, some orange in the second half, finish has a tendency to soapiness. Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2012-04-17 Uddingston
AR: chocolate, roasted malt, grapes
AP: pitch black with no other colores, 1 cm thick stouthy beige head
F: rich choclate, roasted malt, wee vanilla fudge, medium + carbonation and bitterness, a bit thin body Sigmund (8026) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2012
500 ml bottle, a gift. ABV is 4.9%. Black colour, large to moderate brown head, nice lacing. The aroma has moderate roasty notes (mild coffee, chocolate and liquorice), also strong fruity and acidic notes (hops, lemons and orange peel), hints of coriander. The aroma seems a bit misplaced, but that might just be due to old habit. Smooth flavour, very pleasant to drink, mild roasty notes. Not much acidity in the flavour, just a hint of orange peel in the background. Moderate hops. Not sure if I could identify the coriander, if I did not know that it should be there. Don’t know if March of the Penguins will be imported to Norway (most other WB beers are, so it is likely that it will) - I would buy again.
BlackHaddock (7961) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
500ml Bottle, best before Dec 2012, poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ pint glass on 29 Nov 2011.
Deep, dark ruby red body, weak, thin wispy covering on top.
Smell of chocolate, ground coffee beans and baked shortbread biscuits. I might try this beer hot next time!
The taste is very simular to the aromas, with some keen carbonisation to give the sweet malty flavours a spritzy feel in the mouth. Some of the ingrediants listed on the label (Coriander and Orange Zest) I couldn’t find, although it was a lovely tasting beer. Without a doubt a Stout, not a Scottish Ale at all.
My enjoyment of this beer was hightened by my football team winning 6-0 as I reviewed it! larsga (7679) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep reddish
brown at edges; shows slight carbonation. Chocolatey toffee
aroma with roasty earthy notes. Dryish roasty salty licorice
taste with earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dryish roasty earthy aftertaste with blackberry and toffee notes.
Nice, drinkable. Girlfriend-approved, even. (0.5l bottle, wine
monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)