FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint bottle- poured out an inky black with a strong wheat head. Aroma was full malt with light chocolate undertones. Taste was excellent, coffee, chocolate and malt. Suffers from a palate that was pretty thin for a stout, even if very smooth. Nice finish, with an alcohol kick. Overall, very good to excellent.
teorn88 (3031) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Kernel tap room, London, thanks to Ben. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted, with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits and espresso. Taste is medium sweet and lightly roasty with notes of wood, ashes, light booze, chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty
tillmac62 (261) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as a starless night. World Class head volume, outstanding lacing and retention. Light nose of roast and chocolate over a slight mineral note. Heavy light body with just a hint of smooth texture. Above average carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and finish. The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, a bit complex and very well balanced. It begins with chocolate sweetness which is a blend of bittersweet dark and milk characteristics. The middle has a very subtle bitterness from roast and hops over a distinct classic mineral note (think chocolate soda). The finish is a slow fade of rich sweet chocolate with hints of vanilla. This is an excellent choice to introduce someone to stouts.
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, bit metallic notes in aroma. Sweet, mild roast, mild hops in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Dry papery spicy hops in aftertaste. Quite decent.
brianza_ale (144) - ITALY - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl in pint. Pours a nice, abundant beige/grey head, dense and bubbly; deep black colour. Smells straightaway very chocolatey, toffee, roasted, slighlty smokey. Taste goes on a folowing level: again very chcolate/cocoa, very nice malty, roasted, hints of vanilla, not too much harsh coffee soy notes which often ruin evreything. The sweetness is outstanding, and the bitter notes just there to balance it. Right medium carbonation, medium bodied, silky texture, great drinkability, you wouldn’t tell that’s 7%vol. Tried this 3 times during this year, and it’s not a coincidence: it’s a great and solid brew. Highly reccomended, even if you don’t like stouts
bubsir (11) - - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine tasting stout. A little bit of smokey nose, but pretty mild there. Nice head - not artificially permanent. I like the also quite smokey taste up front with plenty of bitterness and a very dry finish
melush (980) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lata de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color negro. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a cafe, muy ligeramente a chocolate.
eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle poured in a chalice
Lovely classic Stout.
A: Beautiful bottle art. Pours a deep black color with a big tan head. Good retention and nice lacings left
S: Good perfume of roasted malts. Brown bread. A bit sweet. Coffee and some yeasts
T: Delicious taste of roasted malts. Smoky. Reminds coffee and dark chocolate. No alcohol. Excellent bitterness
M: Medium body and carbonation
D: High. For the lovers of "black beers", this is a must!
[ BA Review @ 9/23/2010 ]
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"i’m going to go against the grain a bit, at least on this site, and score the feel a touch higher than the rest. for a regular stout (not a big cewy imperial) i thought the mouthfeel was superb. creamy and smooth, and just enough abv to notice without any heat. reminded me of a samuel smiths oatmeal/imperial hybrid in it’s roasty chocolate goodness, both in flavor and aroma, and in the body. a touch of smoke on the back end of the flavor. i’ll definitely revisit."
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Helt sort med et beige skum, skummet varte til glasset var tomt. Aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og moden frukt. Smaken følger aroma med en lang fin ettersmak og en lett bitterhet i avsluttningen.
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can. Pours black as night and makes a creamy tan head. Smells of chocolate and malts. Tastes of complex hops.
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