Pyobon (862) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque black brown with slight beige head. Subtle but pleasant aroma of stout - dark roast malt, oatmeal. Huge velvety silky mouthfeel - the carbonation expands in the mouth - creamy. Taste is a disapointment: rather bland - some treacle / caramel notes, some dark chocolate. Overall, OK but not special.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 I’ll start by saying this is not my sort of beer, and i can only rate it on how i tasted it. overly smoky and heavy on the roasted malts, with dark chocolate on the nose. bottle at beer and brewer expo
vanDahl (9) - Churchill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Very dark pour with a thin but long lasting tan head. Pleasing chocolate aroma lingering to a roasty bouquet. Taste is instantly pleasing. Smooth and thick on the tongue, tangy chocolate with roasted nuts. Aftertaste lingers. Very enjoyable black beer.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Well carbonated and super lively that sees a volcanic flow of foam fill the glass. Caramel coloured head with a deep black body and roasted coffee bean aroma. Tastes malty once you work your way through all the foam, with a sweet burnt flavour also coming through.
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - MAR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent stout. With a bit more body this could be a contender. As it is its velvety smooth with lots of chocolate (especially on the nose) and residual sugary finish. Not too roasty. Pleasant but passes you by a bit too easy. Also these guys must have the most boring beer names in history. I mean black, dark, bronze, 55 etc...geez!
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a DFH snifter produced a finger worth of coco colored head that when off to a thin lace. The body of the brew was a typical black stout color.
Aromas from the brew were what I expected typical roasted malts. Coffee and chocolate were right up front. It had a nice bitter coffee flavor with enough malt sweetness to keep it real drinkable. It was a tad light for me in the mouthfeel department but had good carbonation.
A easy to drink stout, it went down nice on this cold day. If I had another I would have drank that one too, so it is very sessionable.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. I love this stout. Roasted aroma, very chocolaty, and it also has liquorice and coffee. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Silky palate, and medium-to-full body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours jet black, though a deep mahogany when held up to the light. Lively tan coloured head pours about an inch think. Very lively carbonation. I can hear it as I pour. Aromas of choclate, dark fruits and some smoke. Flavours of roasted malt and not a lot else. Mouthfeel is quite thin and the carbonation is to lively. Unfortunately flavours didn’t live up to the aromas.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head that doesn’t last long. Slightly burnt aroma has notes of roast malt, dark chocolate, smoke and coffee. Flavour is similar but with more chocolate and some caramel. Smooth, oily mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a roasty, smoky finish. Not particularly sweet. Quite a nice stout without being overly exciting.
hawthorne00 (2261) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Pours black, tiny tan head - not what others have seen apparently. Perhaps mine had been skulking around on the shelves a while. Not that it harmed the experience. Chocolate, coffee and oats aroma. Mild roasted coffee and cocoa. Not all that sweet. [7 2 7 4 16 3.6]
Bottle. Big gusher - as was another I had recently. That and some very mild sour apple notes suggest infection, but mostly it just seems a tad overcarbonated. After a fair while the silky texture returns and the taste and balance are about the same.