TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Absolutely pitch black. Some dark chocolate, strawberries and tangerines going on in the nose. The mouth starts very bitter, very hoppy, dark chocolate smooth mouth with a touch of whisky. Dry bitter finish with a touch of dark chocolate.
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this to JoeMcphee’s place for CaptainCougar come to NY gathering. Completely black color. Aroma is strong roast with choclate hints. A very espresso feel all around. Taste is a bit watery with roast. Otherwise very average stout. This really isn’t a "foreign" stout, more like a regular stout.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very clear dark golden brown color. Mild chocolate aroma with some roast. The flavor was dull with light chocolate and roasted notes. Light body.
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate and espresso both in the nose and in the mouth. A good strong stout, no doubt.
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom. Very dark brown, small head. Soy sauce and chocolate strikes first. Salty with solid ful packed body. Lots of hop bitterness that sets in early and lasts long. Plenty of oil and licorive to go with it. Fairly drinkable despite immense bitterness.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa and subtle coffee. Taste is cocoa.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Nakameguro Taproom. Black with a milkshake-like head. Sweetish aroma, creamy, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Very sweet flavor. Chocolate and some café au lait. Nice, slightly woody, but the body is thin and the carbonation too strong.
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, some caramel.
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark stout good head medium carbonation aroma rich chocolate vanilla liccorice flavour vanilla liccorice some very rich chocolate caramel the bitter is good finish far too much richness hard to enjoy