rarbring (1835) - Linköping, 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 (317) - 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 (3788) - 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 (1787) - 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 - I’ve never seen it anywhere else, how on earth did it get here?! Pours brown-black with a large beige head. There’s lots of plum and smoke, some smooth chocolate. All the ingredients for a decent beer are there, and it’s surprisingly full of flavour for keg, but somehow the flavours didn’t quite work out together for me. Don’t know why, but I didn’t like it, even though I felt I should have. Sorry.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Replacement for my infected Left Hand 3400 Pound Monkey :(. Actually a very good stout, just not really too appropriate for the dog days of Japanese summer. Rich, creamy medium roastiness. Well put together and good flavour projection for an otherwise typical macro beer. Pretty darn good - for winter...
Drake (10511) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Served on nitro at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, roasted malts, caramel and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and mild bitter hops. Medium bodied. Nice. 50th Scottish rating!
mapexonly (2) - - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
At first i thought oh no just another guinness but oh no this is not that at all if i had to compare it I’d say its s similar to a Youngs double chocolate but with more flavor. Perfect head. Great depth. One of my favorites if not my favorite stout.
knickskicks (909) - - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro. Deep dark brown, nice lasting head. Lots of coffee, roasted nuts, coffee.
weihenweizen (2196) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz. sample at The Pub in Dayton, pours black with medium dark brown highlights. Thick small bubble lacing, medium body, well carbonated, rocky texture, and very light roasted malt aroma. Tates is roasted malt and finishes light bitter hops. Would rather have Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.