TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Draught at the Nakameguro Taproom. Black with small bubbily head, giving away the thin mouth feel to come. Smell was roasted coffee mixed with the vinous baird hops and some chocolate as well. Dark chocolate and coffee cream taste, some hop presence as well. I was in my cups at this point but really liked this one.
Re-rate from 2010 bottle found in Australia. Palate is a bit thin still but nice and creamy, head is wonderfully pillowy and tan. Had to up the score - Baird is on a world scale, amazing brews!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 9/15/07: Pours a nearly opaque with ruby mahogany hues and a spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of smoky roasty dark malts and some dark chocolatey notes. Body starts with good dark caramel sweetness and a touch of earthy chocolatey complexity and a smooth chocolate and espresso finish. A nice stout.
Theis (12485) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Baird Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Pitch black - offwhite head. Burned malts, dryness, licorice, nice bitterness, oiley, chocolate, high dark burned malts, nice.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a hefty tan head. Roasted malts, some coffee, cocoa, some dark fruit, and mulch. Flavor is full of dark roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, a bit oily, and the earthy mulch shows up for a brief instant. Full bodied and proper stout carbonation. A very nice stout.
shoulderbroken (1666) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Nakameguro taproom. My favourite of the three stouts I had that night. Dark brown, big bubbly thick golden head. Aroma is oaty, bit of roast, touch of chocolate maybe. Littke bit of citrus. Taste is quite nice. Mellow and slightly creamy, roast again as expected, slight hop bitterness, touch of vanilla, bit of citrus fruitiness in there but well hidden. Finish is big and dark, thick and roasty.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favourite Baird stout- dry, roasty, savoury but soft too. Really well done- one to enjoy into late night
jonno (2087) - JAPAN - MAR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boys done well here. On tap at the Taproom. Looks a bit cobbled, with a wispy head. Decent aroma of coffee and chocolate. Nice mouthful that goes on and on. Lots of dark malty goodness. Finish is long and moderately bitter. A great beer
EdKing (1693) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tao in Bashimachi Tap Room. Colour is oily back, with a rainbow bubbly head. Nose is really nice sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some earthiness. Taste is dark chocolate, strong alcoholic kick like an imperial stout, earthy roasted malt and some coffee on the finish. Dry and sweet and very nice.
Mortlach (922) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (bottle). Degustazione al Baird Beer Festival. Bellissimo color tonaca di frate, scuro, con lieve cappello di schiuma color cappuccino, poco persistente. Al naso è molto interessante, note tostate, cioccolato in evidenza, una punta di caffè e spezie. In bocca è molto ben equilibrata, dolciastra, con una punta amarognola sul finale, più cioccolato che caffè. Al palato è meravigliosamente vellutata, con una carbonazione molto bassa. Forse manca un po’ di corpo e risulta un po’ corta. Ma per essere una stout da 6,3% è comunque un bel prodotto.
hawthorne00 (2208) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On a day when the former Oils’ frontman performed the exceedingly rare double Gonski... Bottle, 13C. Black with a tan head that settles to an inch. Aroma is gently but deeply roasty with coffee, chocolate and cherries, some licorice, grapefruit and pepper. Oily, low carbonation. Sweeter and more straightforward than suggested by the aroma, with caramel and mocha. Bitterness is quite firm and the beer dries out a bit towards the end. Just a touch of licorice, hints of citrus. After the sweetness the finish is pleasantly clean.