nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27.1.2015. Taste has dryish, dark roasted malts. Taste is very roasty or burnt. Not my thing.
Ambro206 (216) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Una stout dal colore impenetrabile e la schiuma compatta, colore del caffelatte. Aromi di cioccolato e liquerizia. Nel complesso bilanciata. Finale un poco astringente e carbonazione un po’ oltre la norma.
thelynchfella (118) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pourse black with big off white/tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Same again in taste, coffee, chocolate.. quite a dry finish. Really really good stout
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Authentic Irish dry stout outside the Guinness - Murphy’s - Beamish triangle, apparently appreciated by the holy Michael Jackson in the late nineties and a recreation of an early 20th-century example, very curious about this. The cap has a ring to it, for easy removal. Pours a completely opaque black colour under a thick, moussy, thickly lacing, medium beige head. Aroma shouts tons of cookie dough at first, accompanied by hints of cappuccino, caramel candy, gingerbread, liquorice candy, pronounced iron, mocha, candied figs, cloves, chicory. Concentrated dried fruits flavour at first, with a fatty, oily, smooth mouthfeel, faintly sweet but nothing really reminiscent of candi or other sugar, dry with a soft, sweetish nutty and chocolatey maltiness, clear but not really disturbing iron, light spiciness, finishing in a full-fledged coffeeish and chicory-like roasted bitterness lasting for a long time and aided by peppery and earthy hop bitterness. Appetizing, dry and with indeed an authentic feel to it (inasmuch as this is assessible - given the fact no one alive today was around when Michael Collins drank the original version); very good in its particular style, feeling more ’natural’ than Guinness Draught, for example. Kudos to Porterhouse, apparently the first Irish brewpub.
kathouse (1185) - Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of barley and black malts. Body and carbonation are good but this is extremely dry without the burnt flavor typical with black malt. It’s good but....
Erasmus_ro (1636) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 30/01/15. Pousr a dark brown, almost black with a wooden tinge. Fairly small, light latte-colored head. Aroma is burnt rubber, roast, chocolate. Taste is roast and coffee, some chocolate. Light with good carbonation. Good with spicy roast chicken. Excellent drinkability.
SilverfoX (546) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of leather, pitch black body with no head, dry earthy smokey very decent stout.
alliance100 (890) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - pours a dark brown with faint white head . Nice roast character , smooth body ... Super sessionable .
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elbernays (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from clongriffen carry out. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is Bog, manure, wood, earth. Flavour is light roasted malts with dry earthy coffee finish. Light body.
guzgorog (401) - FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire, mousse chocolat moyenne se tenant assez bien. Nez de petit déjeuner : pain grillé et café. Les saveurs sont légères : café, malts grillés. C’est au niveau de l’amertume que c’est costaud : grosse amertume sèche persitente, pregnante qui permet aux notes torréfiées de se développer sur la langue et le palet. Très bonne dry stout, pour les amateurs ...