Holmen2 (1580) - NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with BG and JFE at Vaaland Bryghus 10.01.15. Dark brown. Beige head. Aroma of coffe and burnt caramel. Coffee and pine in taste. Dry mouthfeel and quite carbonated. Good drinkability.
Wojt0k (52) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pi?kna aparycja czarnego stoutu, piana mikrop?cherzykowa jak ?mietana, trzyma si? szk?a. W aromacie troszk? siarki ale raczej dlatego ?e aromat wogóle s?aby. Dobry natomiast smak. Palone s?ody, kawa, ciemna czekolada ktora przebrzmiewa równie? w aromacie. Przyjemny gorzkawo- kawowy posmak uprzyjemniajacy czas pomi?dzy kolejnymi ?ykami.
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I swear that UK brewers must possess some clandestine and ancient malting secret when it comes to Stouts. I don’t know how a shade of blacker that is blacker than black exists but it does. The head is a creamy wonder of beige existence, traces of its earlier whereabouts evident from the thickly coated inside. Well, that was the good part. This likely otherwise quite tasty beer is ruined by stinging metallic notes in both smell and taste, rising above what I imagine are rather enjoyable dark chocolate and coffee notes. The resulting brew is a slightly watery (despite creamy and thick appearances) onyx pour with soft carbonation and a truly annoying taste of kissing a robot. I would be intrigued to try this on tap close to the source. From a can, no way man. Luckily I have another can in case this one was a dud. Fingers crossed.
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6538-20140718] Bottle. Mild roasted bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Roasted bready grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
VamboladeTolly (522) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can @ Big Ben Pub, Tartu. Pours black with small head. Aroma of roasted malts with some chocolate. Taste is the same, watery. Nothing special.
Namespayne (64) - - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can--> pint glass. Strong notes of smoked hickory and even mesquite. Nice creamy head that stays, and caramel dark brown sandy caramel washout as it settles in the glass-similar to Guinness.
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Mark_Eck (951) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth.
wlajwl (4336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted malts, fruit and chocolate. The flavor is fruit, tobacco, light chocolate, dark malts and a tart/acidic finish.
hypercubic (8) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Absolutely great foam on the head ! Really thin beer with light bitternes which is almost flat. All those features makes beer quite drinkable even in great amounts.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Yamaya for 400 yen bought in honor of Stout Day. A great looking nitro pour gives you a pitch black beer with a dense creamy light beige long-lasting head of foam. It has a mild savory coffee aroma with roasted oats accents. A great soft silky cream-like mouthfeel. The taste is sweet coffee, a bit of lactose, some roastiness and toffee notes in the finish. It is quite a refined flavor that seems to have been paired down to it’s essence. Not that complex but well put together delivering a stout with no muss nor fuss.