asheft (2476) - 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.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was great for the low ABV. I was expecting a guinness clone. What I got was a flavourful, big stout which I could have drunk all day. Lots of dark malty goodness. They done good here.
mds (2194) - 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. it’s decent but nothing spectacular.
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost opaque deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of smoke, caramel, biscuit, light butter and light coffee. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of peat, smoke, caramel and light butter. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A bit smoky and also not that roasted.
thomat (1977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown with medium tan head. Malty and fruity notes. Malt, fruit, caramel and smoke. Medium body with a bitter sweet finish.
Capa (1963) - 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 it’s a pretty good stout. I’ll pick this one up again.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Smooth chocolate roastiness with some coffee notes. Dark brown with a 1-cm light beige head. Creamy mild chocolate flavor. Pretty consistent from initial to finish, without much development in flavors. Thin-medium body. Had this years ago, and it wasn’t nearly this good. A very pleasant mild stout.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional stout. Aromas of chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, and hints of vanilla. Taste starts sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small, light tan head.
Nose is restrained but shows soft roasted malt and dark fruits.
Bigger roasty flavours, with hints of coffee and oatmeal.
Unfortunately the body seems watery.
hallinghansen (1857) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2013. Hazy brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is bread, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, malt, roast.