KnutAlbert (6705) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Bottle kindly supplied by the Beer Nut.
Smoke, coffee, some chewy graininess in the body.
Low carbonation, goed flat.
But it is easy drinking, pleasant and smooth, the very opposite of the nitro stouts.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small beige head. Light gentle chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet chocolate flavour, little roasted bitterness until the finish which is quite dry with a strong trace of coffee. Full body and gentle carbonation. Overall a very nice, quite soft and gentle dry stout.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown. Heavy roasted aroma with tones of coffee beans, espresso, green pepper, parsley, sal ammoniac and cocoa. Some strange hints of pine. Heavy roasted flavour with notes of coffee beans, espresso and salt liquorice. Light oily and round mouthfeel with a dry finish. Medium full bitter. Medium bodied. Really good.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Black color, brown head. Smooth chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa and some tar. Dry bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2003
Black slightly rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. Some roast flavour in a lasting bitter finish.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is minimal, but this may be due to the CAMRA member sittin next to me with a huge cigar, therss unexpected hop character what i do find. Taste is a mi of coffee, overly roasted malts, however the body is weak. Not bad wee stout however, that looks beatuiful when poured.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost opaque black, good steady brown head. Fruity, roasted aroma. Roasted, bitterish, burnt flavors also a bit chocolaty. Finishing quickly, a bit watery. Needs more generous hopping. Quite simple stout.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught@Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, 4.5% ABV) Almost black, slightly reddish color with a small, tight, beige head. Roasty, slightly sour aroma. Burned-malty, ashy flavor with faint licorice hints. Slicky, licoricey finish. Medium-bodied, quite thick, low-carbonated palate. A quite balanced and not watery stout, but not that interesting.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Black opaque colour, small brown foamy head. Fruity aroma with malty hints. Plummy flavour with hints of roasted malt. Especially roasted malt in aftertaste. Quite carbonated, still pleasant.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pitch black stout. Coffee and caramel accents in the aroma. Coffee in the flavour too, with and ashy, tobacco box edge. Starts with some sweetness, but finishes bone dry. Not the richest stout, and the mouthfeel is not that full, but quite pleasant. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.