anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
bluevegie (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in body with off-white head. Burnt notes in the taste, some liquorice and some coffee.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good pour with a fizzy coffee coloured head. Dark chocolate brown in colour. Soft chocolate and roast on the nose but there’s a lemon tangy note as well which I find distracting. Lemon pops again in the palate, doesn’t seem quite right but it keeps the beer dry. Still, the flavours never really get going, making for an expressive average stout at $8.50!
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harajuku Taproom. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted and smoked malts aroma. In the mouth also chocolate and caramel competing for attention. Enjoyable.
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A good head creamy brown in colour carbonation good in a dark stout aroma coffee cocoa flavour coffee bean bitter a chalky taste some mild caramel a boring similar taste right through not good coffee bitter taste
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black dark brown with big tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is of sweet chocolate and roasted malts. A little thin with a bitter finish. Not really my style.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Harajuku Taproom. Almost black - offwhite head. Burned, licorice, coffee, sweetness, light milkey, light hoppy, almost no aroma, light bitter finish.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was great for the low ABV. I was expecting a guinness clone. What I got was a flavourful, big stout which I could have drunk all day. Lots of dark malty goodness. They done good here.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom. Almost black. Gently roasy coffee aroma. Dry and creamy, drinks like a Guinness but with way more substance and life. Ligh coffee flavour. Finishes with salty bitterness. A pleasant easy going stout.
TimE (3894) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had not tried this in a couple years and had it on New Years Eve at the Nakameguro Taproom. Seriously underrated brew. Great example of the style, with its modest ABV, dryness, dark chocolate, dark fruits character and just a hint of baked cake. Moderate bitterness on the end and deceptively full bodied for the ABV. Solid depth and balance through out. Superb.