andriesradu (344) - ROMANIA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with no head. Sweet, olive, roasted malt. Light bitterness in the aroma, roasted malt and tabaco which can be felt also in the aftertaste. Light bodied, average carbonation.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Very Dark Brown in colour, with Reddish tinge. Very Malty; roasty malts, oats, milky chocolate, toffee, coffee. Fruity; dried fruits, raisins. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Sweetish roast malty oaty and chocolatey throughout. Decent.
jamestulloch (987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Cornelius. Black body with a thin tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of creamy chocolate, pine, Wine Gums and a hint of coffee. Flavour of blackcurrant, vanilla, chocolate and crème brûlée. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Rich and complex but lacking in body.
oliodnb (73) - ITALY - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, almost black with a fine, low beige head. Smells of dark toasted malt and coffee, flavor is very rich and complex, with toasted notes and coffee again. The finish is very clean with just a hint of hops. Excellent stout.
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like chocolate but tastes rather light on the coffee and chocolate though they’re still present. Little bit of hay, little bit of cereal, little bit of prune. There’s a mild smokiness to it that is really divine. Very drinkable.
GoufCustom (555) - HONG KONG - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Clear, deep blackish brown colour with faint trace of yeast sediments; Half finger head and beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Fragrant and slightly sweet aroma of roasted malt, with light black coffee, toffee, fresh bread, light cherry, chocolate, cream, caramel and light grass; Close to light sweet taste of dark roast malt, with strong smoke, strong nuts, light sea salt, light coffee, toast, very light chocolate, light wood, faint lemon and light herbal hops; Mid to light body, slightly slick and quite smooth palate; Mouth Feel is strong smoky and nutty, but also very easy-going, with all the tastes are on the light side - coffee, sea salt, toast, wood and hops. Chocolaty taste is very thin. Pretty smooth palate. All makes it not quite a typical stout. Okay… Hoppiness is light grass nose, light woody lemony herbal taste. Very light to faint bitterness, Just salty-smoky-nutty finish; Dry after taste, very easy and smoky to mouth.
Comments: This is not a typical stout, with the usual coffee and chocolate characters in short supply. Rather, it has a light touch in stout-ish aromas and tastes. Strong smoke and nuts palates dominates, with a pinch of sea salt. Feels like drinking slices of smoked salmon fillets, which is quite interesting. Decent but not great.
Arve_Christian (2667) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Systembolaget Sälen. Black color, good offwhite foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, some malt. Medium body & complexity . Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable
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allmyvinyl (1819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Roasty, cola-like nose. Light coffee and chocolate. Little thin at the end. Not bad.
BOSSbrewer (1239) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with one finger of head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Flavor is slightly flat. Some roast. Cardboard. Very thin bodied. Nice easy drinking beer.
adodo (22) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice and strong roasted aroma. Dark nearly black colour. Umami taste. Quite a thick texture. Unusual but very good beer.