motelpogo (6111) - 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
Ernest (6010) - 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 (5892) - 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.)
KyotoLefty (5787) - 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.
BückDich (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.
jonas (5441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systemet. Ruby brown, low head. Light roast and coffee aroma. Coffee bitterness, light cocoa. Medium light body, koffeeground dry aftertaste, ok bitter hop balance.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a small, beige head.
Rather light aroma with chilly, dark chocolate.
Slightly roasted flavour with chocolate and some coffee.
Geokkjer (5224) - 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.
mcberko (5197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
360mL bottle, pours black with a khaki head. Aroma of dry roasted malts, light coffee and a light bready quality. Flavour of mildly roasted malt, light espresso and that bready quality mentioned - smooth palate with a medium roasty finish. Pretty generic though decent.
laiti (4788) - 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.