Hanoi (481) - Greater Manchester, - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 Nose is light, coffee, a little cola. Taste is vanilla, hazelnut, figs, slight lactose, sticky sweet slightly vinious finish. As it warmed it got a strong coffee liqueur taste. Mouthfeel far too thin for the style, perhaps suited to warmer climes.
A thin stout.
JorgeLee (1298) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of the World. Darkish brown colour, thin foam. Nice bottle. Hmm milk stout. Difficult one to get right this. I actually enjoyed this example, some nice treacly roasty flavours, and a creamy sweetish palate. Balanced, sweetness by no means cloying. Roasted and creamy flavours dominate. Quite decent.
olliejobbins (1108) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
275ml bottle from tesco. pours very dark brown, almost black with dark head. aroma is cocoa powder, nesquik, liquorice and molasses. nice weak chocolate taste. not over carbonated with a malty finish.
Maxbier (446) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated blind (wife poured and hid the bottle until I finished my rating). Notes: Dark reddish-black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, rum, sugar cane, chocolate milk. Creamy velvety, flavors of sugar cane (rum barrel?). Very low carbonation (may be an old bottle). Milky lingering finish.
Garrold (1915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. B&M. Clear, very dark red. Has a tan halo to begin with, which disappears completely. Some tarry, fudgy chocolate. Hint of coffee grinds. A little liquorice. Taste is sweet. A bit of powdery dryness. Decent mouthfeel. A bit of cola drink about it. Finishes very light bitter, with a slight tartness.
AshtonMcCobb (3120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a decent crema head.
Nose - treacle with a slight tobacco note.
Taste - chocolate nuts and burnt sugar.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - nice sweet stout.
allmyvinyl (4493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
275ml bottle from Beers of Europe. BBE July 2014. Aromas of treacle, dark sugar. Taste is coca cola. But not a bad thing necessarily.
wimpyjoe (4701) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco. Almost black without a head. Has a milky roasted malt aroma and taste but fairly average for its style. Thereís a small sticky sweetness.
JohnCook101 (358) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black, little to no head, aroma of smoke and toffee. Similarly smoky flavour, an oddly water mid section, a fair bit of sweetness and a mild to moderate bitter finish. Decent.
jjsint (1009) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco for £1. Drunk at home. Black with a bluish-purplish tint, opaque. A brown head rises up quickly this dissipates. Aroma of caramel and molasses. Pleasant enough but it smells a bit artificial. Sickly sweet taste at first, like a mass-produced soda. Sweetness is then tempered by a bit of bitterness, but the sweetness comes back in the finish and aftertaste. Weak body. Not good.
jrodooo5 (1111) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm, certainly a different stout but Iím not sure if itís a milk stout per say. The aroma is light with just a tiny bit of roastiness shining through. The pour is nearl black w/ a thin tan head that doesnít leave much lacing. The taste is almost more sour than sweet w/ just a touch of that bitterness in the finish. Itís light and drinkable and Iím sure makes for a nice brew down on the island!