Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out of the tap almost Guinness-like: opaque coffee brown with a thick, persistent, fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but has a good roast malty component and a hint of licorice. Flavor has a robust smoky malt component plus notes of licorice, molasses and subtle caramel. Exceptionally smooth texture has average texture, not a lot of fizz. Still, a decent little Scottish stout.
Slubgob (144) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft into mug. Opaque black, fine cream head. Dull in the mouth, almost bland. Hint of milk and chocolate, but I have to concentrate to get even that. Nice soft mouth feel though. Curious early finishing note of black licorice, otherwise dull finish. Disappointing and boring.
pianotu (65) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super dark, smooth, foamy head, and quite delicious. Had it in tap at Minetta Tavern in NYC.
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MatteoD. (113) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bella e corposa schiuma cremosa e persistente color caffelatte, profumo di malto tostato, caffè , al palato corpo medio e retrogusto di whisky, di malto tostato, caffè, cioccolato, dolcezza, e alla fine secco. Non una tipica stout ma neanche una Porter, personalità!
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rbrazell (1314) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro draft at Fermentation. Deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and light smoke. Flavor of tart dark fruits, smoke, chocolate and roast. Light bodied with a quick smoky finish.
rarbring (911) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: A dry smell, burned wood, roasted malt. Not very distinct.
Appearance: The beer is black with a red hue, a tan firm head, little lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Good chocolate sweetness, a fruity sweet freshness, slightly smokey.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and smooth, a fresh feeling with a light dry finish.
Overall: A nice *porter*, not the stoutish dryness.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2012-01-07.
brucebruce81 (246) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was just ok it looked the part of a stout but it had an alcohol flavor that overpowers the beer
gdelton (1) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 14, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scottish Fest 2012, great beer in the cold. Nice full head, smells amazing, great first taste and even better finish.
JohnRMurdoch (2718) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Pazzeria, Milan. Very dark brown colour, big foamy head. Coffee malt aroma. Liquorice flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
wheresthepath (1396) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[Keg at the Hill House, Happisburgh, Norfolk] Astonished to find this in a remote coastal village in Norfolk - Iíve never seen it anywhere else, how on earth did it get here?! Pours brown-black with a large beige head. Thereís lots of plum and smoke, some smooth chocolate. All the ingredients for a decent beer are there, and itís surprisingly full of flavour for keg, but somehow the flavours didnít quite work out together for me. Donít know why, but I didnít like it, even though I felt I should have. Sorry.