imdownthepub (9151) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 330ml from The Beer Tree, Banbury. Reddish brown with slight white head. Much thinner than expected with a very sweet note, sugary, perhaps a hint of coffee but not that much. Quite disappointing really.
Beerhammaren (744) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark red with medium head. Aroma is sweet malts AMD some roastiness. Hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is waterish. Roasted malts and some dsrk chocolate. Weak.
Kavu (1806) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee. Watery flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Nice, long finish. Decent.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Victoria Arms, Old Marston, Oxford 4th July 2012 whilst out morris dancing with Armaleggan Pours very dark mahogany slight head. Big on coffee and dark sugars, soft coffee aromas, in fact I like the pleasant wafts of coffee. Soft carbonation, a little bit thin otherwise I would have to say it’s pretty good.
A7 A3 T6 P4 Ov14 3.4
rauchbierlover (503) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown body with a small beige head. Strange fruity aroma with a taste which is the normal stout taste (coffee and chocolate). Thin body, too thin to be a stout. Nice carbonation. A refreshing beer
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Opus K, Lohja)
Dark reddy brown, tight beige head. Mild coffee cake aroma. Tons of esters in the retronasals, quit a range, and quite a mess. Some banana and apple. Not a heavy palate, but not thin either. Pleasant carbonation. Roast more beany than coffee-ish. Quite dry in places, but never so roasty that it becomes ashy. Quite understated, but alas a bit dead, so doesn’t hit the classic mild stout button.
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark copper with a high head. Aroma brown sugar, malts. The bottle says espresso stout yet either is barely noticeable. More like an ale.
olio (4804) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ O’hara’s Freehouse.
Rated on 20120225.
Pours dark ruby red colour with medium head. Aroma of ripe fruits,
grass, mild espresso. Chocolate notes and malts. Flavor of fruits, mild
coffee and malts. Way too thin and fruity for a stout.