kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, light chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
gnoff (9548) - 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.
olio (9210) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle (5.0% abv) @ Timo A. Packaged 06.05.2015.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Soy on the aroma, tar, smoke and malts also, subtle dried fruits. Slight metallic notes on the flavor, dark malts, coffee notes, bread, very subtle wheat, cocoa and some wood. Slick palate, somewhat light feel. Doesn’t feel that old, good.
KyotoLefty (9125) - 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.
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.
Hansen (8390) - 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.
laiti (8034) - 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.
Svesse (7764) - 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.
motelpogo (7705) - 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
gyllenbock (7557) - 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.