gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
360 ml bottle ordered to Systembolaget in Mölndal early April, sampled on May 2, 2013.
Black color, nice chocolate brown colored head. Sweet, malty, roasted barley scent. Sweet, malty, black currant leaves, roasted barley taste. Medium low bitterness. Roasted barley aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel.
Hansen (7250) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured and with an off-white head. Dry, roasted aroma. Flavor starts sweet roasted. Finish moderate bitter.
motelpogo (7173) - 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
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Pitch black with a very tall, fine, tan head. Creamy roasted aroma with lots of chocolate, a touch of coffee, nuts, and a touch of sweetness. Quite dry flavor, but very creamy, well burnt, chocolate, more coffee, still a touch of sweetness, and more hops than usual for the style. Very well balanced. Dry, burnt, and sweet, but not too much of any. Dry, hoppy finish. Long-lasting bitterness coming from both. Very interesting and pleasant, characterful dry stout. I really like that tinge of chocolaty sweetness behind a generally dry flavor.
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark chocolate, black rye bread, coffee, liquorice, hints of dark fruit and a touch of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, black rye bread, dried fruit, a touch of orange peel (or chocolate with orange) and a dry finish with a balanced roasted bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and tasty dry stout. Nice one.
Radek Kliber (6587) - 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.
laiti (6560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Rated on 05.09.2011
Looks a lot like guinness. Aroma is roasted with hints of peat. Flavour is roasted with peat and some bitter coffee. Real-ale -like palate is a bit watery. A decent Guinness clone but the bitter coffee disturbs me a bit.
Ernest (6542) - 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, couldn’t be. A bit thin, but a nice balance. I must admit I rather liked this.
larsga (6500) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish beige head. Nearly opaque black body shows a bright red
spot when held up against the sun. Roasty chocolatey aroma with
mealy grainy earthy notes. Sweetish roasty earthy chocolate taste
with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish
roasty earthy chocolate aftertaste with honey notes. Really
nice. Highly drinkable, harmonic, and clean, with a strong
flavour. (0.36l bottle, Systembolaget Nordstan, Göteborg.)
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roated, malt, caramel, grains and fruitiness. FLavor is sweet and malty with some roasted malt and fruitniness. Medium body, average carbonation.