AndySnow (1774) - 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.
Davros (1725) - 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 (1684) - 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.
VsXsV (1637) - 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.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good pour with a fizzy coffee coloured head. Dark chocolate brown in colour. Soft chocolate and roast on the nose but there’s a lemon tangy note as well which I find distracting. Lemon pops again in the palate, doesn’t seem quite right but it keeps the beer dry. Still, the flavours never really get going, making for an expressive average stout at $8.50!
EdKing (1556) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours black with brown edges and a nice foamy almost creamy off white head. Nose is roasted malt, but also a bit of zingy citrous hops. Taste is dominated by the roasted malt, with coffee and touch of chocolate, but theres a really nice citrous hop undercurrent which gives this a broader depth. Very nice stout.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Harajuku taproom. Dark brown with small golden head. Aroma is soy sauce, roasty, bit of coffee, touch of smoke (and bacon). Taste is slightly creamy but mostly roasty bitterness. More of the savoury meat and soy sauce thing. Long lasting roasty finish. Bit of sweet malt hidden in there too. Nice and sessionable.
maekchu (1463) - 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.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear dark brown, beige bubbles. roasty tootsie roll aroma with raisins and chocolate. thin mouthfeel. light carbo, a whiff of smoke, sweet chcoclate, roasty finish. not bad
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Almost black colour with a beige head. Roasted, burned, coffee, light smoke, bitterness. Light body. Fully drinkable, but a bit simple and too harsh bitterness.