Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
340 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a dense brown head. Nice and strong aroma of dark malt, roasted coffee and bouillon. Flavor is sweet, dark malt, roasted coffee and molasses. Fine body and both coffee and hops in the aftertaste. Nice and solid.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows heavy roasted malt, cocoa, big coffee notes, woody characters and booze. A bit aggressively roasted.
Similar flavours. Very heavy roast with some coffee in the background and some smokey notes.
Nice creamy carbonation.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Produces the darkest of brown with little evident carbonation and a quickly diminishing head. Molasses, bonfire ash, fresh strapped leather, cocoa butter and milk chocolate dominate the nose with a touch of lightly roasted coffee and Ovaltine ™. Sweet, juicy, rounded and malty on the palate. Roasted coffee bean, cocoa and roasted carob, a hint of nutmeg, mace, raw timber, rich molasses. Body is on the lighter side but adequate; it is rounded and flavoursome enough. Finishes dry and yields that alcohol well. I’d be drunkenly mistaken for quaffing a lighter stout. Easy drinking and deceptively strong, but nothing more! (33cL, BB 01/11/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
340mL bottle. Pours black with a big mocha head that faded quickly. Very nice sweet whisky/molasses like aroma, both of which are also present in the flavour with and added bitter coffee hit.
Gramoit (331) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tanned head in appearance. Pretty good stout this without ’wowing’ me. Alcohol well hidden and went down effortlessly.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head dark pour carbonation mild aromas grainy dark notes molasses coffee smooth dark chocolate the flavours sweet dark tastes roasted coffee well done flavours dark grainy goodness chocolate roasted brown sugar molasses creaminess light medium bitter a rich imperial more grainy than fruit there is some dark fruit the finish imperial of some quality grainy roasted finish bitter of good strength lingering goodness a creaminess smoothness nice effort
Sevenlee (1060) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, plenty of coffee, caramel and wood. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a moderate bitter and roasty finish. Very good.
hawthorne00 (2097) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma of blackcurrants, coffee, vanilla, aniseed, chocolate, brandy, molasses. Silky mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with quite firm roasted and coffee flavours, bitterness that counters the sweetness very effectively for a while, but things get a little cloying as the glass empties. Gently woody at the end with lingering spiced coffee. Nice, enveloping, but wearing as it warms.
ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
340ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Sweet milk chocolate and whipped cream notes mix with mild coffee in the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front sit over a base of creamy milk chocolate. The chocolate persists into the mid-palate, with the hops being replaced by mild, bittersweet coffee. Irish coffee notes come through in the finish. The flavours in this stout are fairly simplistic, yet pleasant enough, making for a quite enjoyable sweet stout.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great nose. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.