maekchu (1983) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from local Yamaya store. Light chocolate roasty nose, graham crackers, burnt matches. Black, with a smooth creamy off-white head. Very mild dark roast initial, gentle bittering in mid palate, lightly metallic, too. Thin and a bit watery. Flavors are much like the aroma. The nitro thing waters it all down too much.
Arek (24) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with cream head. Taste is dry, coffee, little acid with roasted finish.
GuideDogSaint (147) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
440ml can from Carrefour, Xintiandi, Changchun. Pors almost black with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste a little grassy and a little sweet but with chocolate too. Overall pretty good, a decent find in China.
ElDesmadre (1500) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, grain and grass, with marginal chocolate notes. The taste is more stout-like, with the chocolate part coming to the front, although I miss the roast. Also, an obnoxious metallic note appears. Watery, bland, light bitter. Drinkable for sure but why bother?
KyotoLefty (6188) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Yamaya. Nearly black, some orange tints, fine nitro head. Creamy, milky nose, chocolate, root beer, light vanilla. Sweet chocolate and cream flavor, some coffee and tobacco in the background and a light sour tartness. Thin and smooth nitro body that I don’t really dig. Taste is reasonably nice, though.
Gregus (154) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka; Aromat ciemnych słodów. W smaku lekko palone, czekoladowe, dosyć wodniste z niską goryczką.
rlpeeler (85) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap b lack with a light brown foamy head that fades and laces. Smooth clean taste of coffee and chocolate. Nothing fancy but nice and straight forward.
Ratman197 (9556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee and light cocoa with a smooth finish.
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,44L can, BB 14.11.2014. Pours dark brown-black with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, fruits, coffee, and licorice. Taste is mild sweet and bitter, roast, licorice., Finish has some very mild ashy notes. Body is very thin. Overall: ok light stout.
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. ( Clear ) Black and malty with a slight bitterness. An above average stout bought from my local Nisa supermarket.