Cristobal37 (706) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Looks great darj black with a finger of creme head. Fluffy silky body. Taste is odd. Slightly malty coffee bitterness but also tobbaco or unpleasant lacto. Maybe it’s just been in the keg too long. Not as good as Guinness.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle - Into a Belhaven pint. Ruby black and radiant with a towering plume of tannish foam. Head lasts the length and adds a needed creaminess to the palate. Weedy and grassy, seaweed, umami notes on the nose rounded off by ample lashings of Vegemite™ and Bovril™. Powdery, chalky finish. Mild smoke and ash with a sweet, toffee malt front. A tad of milk chocolate adds just a little bit of character. Drinkable but sits heavy in the stomach
Can - Into a Belhaven pint. Brownish, ruby black with your typical nitro foam. Aroma is low but hints at ash, Vegemite™ and seaweed. Watery but smooth as expected. Sweet front, nutty with a hint of ash, butter and kelp. Long malty finish. Actually more sessionable than the bottled version but much thinner. (50cL bottle (BBE 03/16) & 44cL can (BBE 06/16), BIDBeer)
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Dark pour with a slight reddish hue, thick creamy tan head, classic nitro pour. Aroma is slightly roasty, very mild with hints of chocolate, heavy cream and dark fruits. Taste is also a little roasty, some light chocolate and biscuit notes, hints of dark fruit. Thin and a little watery, not much carbonation.
Chopper925 (390) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear pitch black color, small white head. Strong roast malt character, peated aroma. Dust dry taste, medium bitter, astringent, slightly acrid. More roasted malt in the aftertaste, light chocolate. Thin to medium texture, low carbonation.
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can into a Murphy's stout glass. Very dark pour but not quite opaque. Dark brown to black with dark red highlights. Creamy tan head. Dark malty Roasty nose. No sweetness. Dry Roasty flavor. Notes of burnt. Bitter finish.
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YantarCoast (826) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
440ml can with nitro. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is smokiness and cold coffee. Feels a bit thin.
rafael52 (796) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, aromaty ciemnych owoców, ciemnego pieczywa, delikatnie czekoladowy, palony.
Smak: smukłe, tak jak w aromacie, ciemne owoce, ciemne pieczywo, delikatna kawa, goryczka średnia, w kierunku niskiej.
jaymobrown (1827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine but quite not distinctive. A roasted coffee flavor with some light chocolate balanced by a few hops.
thellgren (712) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 can with nitro gadget from K-supermarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Looks great with that nitro generated head. Taste is also smooth as in Irish nitro stouts. There is nothing else to say.
Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Terminus Den Bosch. Fantastic dark brown to black color with a thick dense creamy off-white head that lasts forever. Smell and taste malts, lightly butter, lightly bitter, a bit lactic sort of speak. Soft mouthfeel, soft delicate velvety texture, suitable soft body and carbonation.