tmoreau (2905) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL., and nitro pushed to a flight glass, displaying a clear, ruby highlighted, brown tone, after the cascading show, with a persistent, mousse-like layer of light brownish tan head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a tough read past the stubborn foam, but finally offered some roasted, mocha notes, subtle smoke, light caramel sweetness, and smooth malt. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation, and some subtle creaminess to the mouthfeel, the flavor was similar notes as the nose, but even less pronounced, with a bit of thin, watery texture. Quite drinkable, with a mild, Guinness-like nature that was a familiar blast from the past.
Thullin187 (12) - Smyrna, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Smells of roasted malts, smokey and cofee, Apperance is typical porter black with a 1 finger sexy tan head.
Tongue senses roasted malts and coffee, mild cappocinno and milk. slight sour finish, feels smooth and beautiful on the tongue. creamy but not to thick. soft carbonation that kicks in the finish
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours not quite black with a thin creamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste of caramel, chocolate and light roast.
Bosco (234) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark, almost opaque red/brown.
Very thin head and lacing, head quickly dissipates leaving a thin, even lacing.
Carbonation is almost flat and palate is watery.
Similar to Guinness with a sweeter finish and less complexity and mouth feel.
Gifted from a friend.
Dogbrick (9357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard. Pitch black pour with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and slight coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and chocolate character, with some earthy coffee in the background. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
MrJamesMcEwan (144) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a frothy cream coloured head. * Aroma is strong roast malt, burnt toast, slight caramel & coffee. * Palate is full body, medium carbonation, medium bubbles. * Taste is sweet malt, caramel, coffee & hint of dark chocolate. * Finish is thin, rich & malty, then dry. * Thin, sweet malt, caramel, coffee.
Andrus86 (166) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
CAN. Pours black with thick creamy head. "Oyster stout" creamy nose aroma... Creamy texture in the mouth giving off subtle burnt malt & a hint of coffee.. better than Guinness
Dzhigga (229) - Kirov, RUSSIA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark brown color with small steady head. Aroma of coffee, some smoked notes, some milky notes. Very low nicely carbonized. Taste is also smoky, dry fruits, light bitter. Watery texture. Finish is medium bitter. Not bad.
RickFifty (657) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg. Red-brown color, thick beige head. Roasted malt nose, caramel, hints of coffee and chocolate. Caramel malt taste, sweet, brown sugar, bread. Medium to light body, soft to flat carbonation.
Strangebrewer (970) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. Poured near black with a skim of a tan head. Heavily roasted malt aroma. Medium body, watery carbonation with a dry bitter finish. Flavour of roasted malt, dark fruit and smoke accompany coffee and dark chocolate notes.