BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at the 26th Jan 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting. Dark brown body, tanned topping. Coffee and chocolate nose/taste, semi-sweet with a roasted/toasted malty base. Nice.
jamesewelch (242) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, gift from friend, poured into shaker pint glass
Aroma: citrus, herbs, chocolate,
Appearance: black, clear, tan foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: full body, slick feel, average carbonation,
Overall: Not a bad stout. Lots of sweet and chocolate taste. Nice body and color. Pretty solid stout. A tad sweeter than I expected. Some citrus piney hop aroma that dissipates fast.
bunget (741) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear cola body, medium latte head with average retention, some lacing. Aroma of ash, herbs, burned caramel, a bit dusty. Taste of burned toast, burned caramel, lemongrass, touch of chocolate. Light.
thirstyrabbit (1581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (BB 12/2015). Dark brown body (less dark than your average stout) with a small head. Aroma has warm roast with hints of coffee, also some very light hints of iron (but not on a bothering level). Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, even kind of milky. I like that. Taste has a pleasant coffee bean roast with dry hops. This stout does not offer outstanding complexity but I like these simple yet rich and clean flavours here and its smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is totally hidden so it’s very sessionable too. I don’t know how store shelf ageing has impacted this (at least I can say that it hasn’t gone off) but I’m planning to find a fresh bottle of it to find out.
DerWeg (1570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is none of those perfect 3.9 beers. A bit rich and a bit dry, some toffee and roast and dryness and a whiff of sour complexity. A good stout with herbals and chocolate, lemony hops. BBD is two years, must get interesting!
blankboy (6920) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Minimal lacing. Mild aroma of roasted malt with hints of chocolate, coffee, nuts and lactic notes. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, lactic notes and light leafy hops. Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. A pretty good, not great, Stout.
Achel (306) - Ioannina, GREECE - DEC 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with a dense chocolate brown head. Roasted malt with a smooth chocolate note and a mild liqourice edge blending nicely in with a lovely peach fruity hops aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with peach fruit and a thick chocolate and roasted malt smoothness. Ends quite hoppy bitter and with an edge from the roasted malt. Quite nice
kostasgiotis (61) - GREECE - DEC 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aromas are caramel, alcohol, vanilla, licorice.the body is black and full with a one finger beige head that doesn’t stay.the taste is full of sweet malts, a bit of coffee at the end and a light acidic, something like plum I think.the aftertaste is bittersweet.The alcohol is there but it doesn’t show itself that much.the sensation of the feel is awesome...nice beer.My kind of beer.
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Tastes of malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. A classic tasty stout. Nice.
cfrancis (2863) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a off white froth ring. Aroma is small roasted malt and light floral hops. Taste is toasted malts, chocolate, and light bitterness. Good staple stout.