BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GJBF Yokohama: Dark black, nose of rich clove and licorice and roast, some coffee and chocolate. The flavor is chewy, some spruce and hop. The finish is clean, nice stout.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 on tap at Popeyes Tokyo. $8/pint. Thick 2 finger creamy nitrogen head that never dies. Perfect head. I love NO2. Pitch black color. No overroasted grain flavor, which is nice, Not much smell, but a good beer.7,4,7,5,16 (draft)
Rerate from Trafalgar: 6,3,7,3,14 (bottle) merged two ratings
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[on tap at Popeye]
Vanilla and bubblegummy roasted barley aroma. Almost opaque, dark brown under a nitrogen foam cover. Nice oaky vanilly roast flavour with hazlenut and caramel accents. Also a little coffee and toastiness. Bitterness comes mostly from dark malts. Medium to full body with low carbonation and a not unpleasant, lingering malt bitterness.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poures deep brown with red highlights. Has a creamy, light tan head. Aroma is light. Notes of malts and roasted coffee beans. Flavor is semi-sweet with a bit of bitterness. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts are blended rather well making this a pretty tasty brew. It would be nice if the flavor was a little stronger and had a fuller body, but itís a pretty good stout. Iíll pick this one up again.
kcmole (28) - USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If youíre a Guinness fan, this might not be the beer for you. Had on tap in at Cheers Yokohama in Japan; Served at the perfect tempurature. Good coffee-like aromas, but not nearly as thick or smooth in the mouth as Guinness. It resembled more of a porter to me than a stout, but thatís exactly what I like. I will drink this beer every opportunity that I get!
Ernest (5886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with a note of wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Interesting aroma with...wild yeast? Nah, couldnít be. A bit thin, but a nice balance. I must admit I rather liked this.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep dark brown with a red tinge around the edges and no head. the aroma has some sweet raisins and other dark fruits with a slight tingly carbonation and roasted chocolate. the body is thin with faint raisin flavours and caramel. itís decent but nothing spectacular.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear dark brown, beige bubbles. roasty tootsie roll aroma with raisins and chocolate. thin mouthfeel. light carbo, a whiff of smoke, sweet chcoclate, roasty finish. not bad
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light brown, medium tan top. Woody, slightly smoky aroma that is supported loosely by malt base. Smoked malt, refreshing palate, and woody character with neat bitter to it. Not bad.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at RBSG, thanks to TimE (I think). Dark brown cody with some caramel light at the edge of the liquid. Juicy gummy flavor, with some cannibus and milk flavors. Lacking any stout characteristics. Very watery, oily and slick. Dirty and gritty in the finish. Not a good beer.