hawthorne00 (2374) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted barley, brine, iodine. Carbonation is quite lively. Fairly rich with mocha, roasted and briny flavours. A bit of prune in there too. Rather dry and moderately bitter at the end. Tidy and satisfying.
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with dark tan head. Dark chocolate on the nose with a touch of brine. Similar in the taste, fairly smooth, coffee coming through as well. Drinkable.
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @benzai. Black color with a beige head. Smells and tastes coffee, roastes malts, sweet, some chocolat.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a medium sized beige to lightbrown head. Smells earth, ash, coal, roasty. Tastes sweetish, hint of liquorice, roasty, slightly earthy. Thin to medium body, nice crisp carbo.
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque black color, full sized quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, lightly earthy. Taste is about the same with malts, roasted malts, lightly caramel, a bit earthy, decently bitter, a hint of toffee. Medium body and carbonation. Good stout.
wvhoran (93) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, tasting at Cool Wine. Black with a tan head. Roasted malts, light coffee. Slightly burnt/acidic flavour, nice bitterness. A bit rough, would be nice to try this on cask.
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large tan head dark pour soft medium carbonation aromas chocolate smooth coffee the oysters have a smoothness as well not that salty vanilla the flavour malt chocolate oysters are more sweet than anything vanilla coffee bean medium bitter grain notes the finish very smooth stout like the oysters more sweetness involved or less salt sweet malt grain and bitter backing good stout
ComradeK (991) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a moderate beige head, which lasts very well and leaves decent lacing. Cocoa, roasty malt, smoked meats and a touch of brine make up the aroma. A briny tang up front gives way to mild spice hops. Cocoa and plenty of savoury, roasty flavours come through in the mid-palate, with spice and briny flavours to finish. This is a nice, weighty dry stout, very enjoyable.
minutemat (1377) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Fox, Dalston. Pours black with beige head. Presents a decent body with smooth coffee, dark chocolate, some grains, roasted malts.. lots of flavour and very enjoyable.
laidbackbloke (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Green Man, Bristol Apr 2014. Aroma: chocolate pralines and chocolate liquor, supplemented with a sweet note woven into it
Appearance: dark brown, ruby flashes
Taste: roasted malts and again a sweet hint
Palate: sticky but a bit empty compared to the Breakfast Stout