Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Didn’t realize how rare this was before opening, so sorry for not sharing it. Tight, tan head. When you smell it, you’d swear it was a West Coast hoppy amber or IPA. Plenty of C hops and a hint of black patent malts. Flavor of orange and tangerine to go along with the burnt coffee and wet forest timber. The beer has a really natural taste to it, fresh. Like lime gummyworms. I’d love to try this on a nitro pour.
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of coffee and not much else. Taste is pretty watery, some coffee notes. Clean Taste
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A good head creamy brown in colour carbonation good in a dark stout aroma coffee cocoa flavour coffee bean bitter a chalky taste some mild caramel a boring similar taste right through not good coffee bitter taste
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had not tried this in a couple years and had it on New Years Eve at the Nakameguro Taproom. Seriously underrated brew. Great example of the style, with its modest ABV, dryness, dark chocolate, dark fruits character and just a hint of baked cake. Moderate bitterness on the end and deceptively full bodied for the ABV. Solid depth and balance through out. Superb.
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in body with off-white head. Burnt notes in the taste, some liquorice and some coffee.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dry, roasted malt, some floral notes. Medium body, flavour of the roast malt, coffee with dark and milk chocolate. Dry, bitter finish.
Frovigalning (2908) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of chocolate, hard bread, also a bit funky aroma, same as their pale ale. Similar taste. I miss the roasted coffee notes, this was more like a porter.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Yep, it’s a stout all right. Not oatmeal sweet. Not dry like Guinness. Very nicely done. Unlike a Yebisu "Stout", Baird’s really IS a stout. Quite bitter in the finish.
AndySnow (2820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Black colour with a thick beige head. Creamy. Sweet licorice, coffee aroma. Flavour of dark fruit, plum, coffee, licorice.
pintbypint (2541) - 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.