gyllenbock (6328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, March 2013.
Clear dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Soft with roasted malt, some nuts, chocolate and notes of hops. Slightly bitter finish. Dry and easy to drink, a relaxed one.
thb (770) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Basically black, not much head from my pour. Dry, bitter stout, with very dark chocolate, burnt toast. Quite harshly bitter without corresponding richness. Still fairly drinkable and a not unpleasant experience.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Popeyes in Tokyo. Dark purple to black with a modest head; really strangely watery texture, next to no carbonation; light but unconvincing peat and cocoa powder. Dull finish
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola colour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, pecan, hint of liquorice. A little thin on the palate with a nutty and slightly bitter finish. Taste is brazil nuts, caramel, burnt toast.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black with a beige head that fades quickly. The nose has bitter chocolate, and a fig and anis bread. The pallet is very light and smooth. The Flavors are roasted malts, copper penny/minerally and finishes very light with a bit of hoppy lingering.
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maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Smooth chocolate roastiness with some coffee notes. Dark brown with a 1-cm light beige head. Creamy mild chocolate flavor. Pretty consistent from initial to finish, without much development in flavors. Thin-medium body. Had this years ago, and it wasn’t nearly this good. A very pleasant mild stout.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Harajuku taproom. Dark brown with small golden head. Aroma is soy sauce, roasty, bit of coffee, touch of smoke (and bacon). Taste is slightly creamy but mostly roasty bitterness. More of the savoury meat and soy sauce thing. Long lasting roasty finish. Bit of sweet malt hidden in there too. Nice and sessionable.
minihame2 (305) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Completely black with a small tan head. Nice aroma with malts and some coffee. Mouthfeel is soft with minimal carbonation. Taste begins like your usual stout and then ends up with nice coffee/espresso finish. Very drinkable stout.
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours black with brown edges and a nice foamy almost creamy off white head. Nose is roasted malt, but also a bit of zingy citrous hops. Taste is dominated by the roasted malt, with coffee and touch of chocolate, but theres a really nice citrous hop undercurrent which gives this a broader depth. Very nice stout.
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
360ml brown bottle. Pours deep dark brown with mahogany highlights. Great head - quite thick, creamy, longlasting, beige in colour. Nose has dark chocolate and a decent level of roasted malt. Very light hop note. Roasty malt in the mouth, some coffee and chocolate. Decent roasted malt bitterness and light hops in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Dry stouts do not often excite me, but this is quite enjoyable, would have no problem sessioning this.