FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask (Craft Clerkenwell, London)
Black, large tight persistent head. Kalamata olives with lightly-salted brine in the aroma. Full, smooth palate. Same in the taste too, less salty. And odd one. In fact it’s a bit messed up.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Craft Covent Garden, London. Black beer with a small beige head. Fruity roasted aroma, vinous, raisins, chocolate, cocoa, some licorice and grapes. Fruity roasted flavor, raisins, soot, dark chocolate, some cocoa and grapes. Ok but kinda thin.
BeerRenter76 (345) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aromas of chocolate,roasted coffee, some fruit to boot. Usual black body. the head is thin and tan but leaves some spotty lace. Flavor is about the same as the aroma with the roasted, almost burnt coffee notes being most dominant. Nice finish, but wheres the salt and oysters?? Overall its a nice mellow stout, but rather pricey.
Rob_D_UK (1281) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours close to black with a brown lacing. Good malt aroma and the taste is a nice roasty bitterness. Extremely smooth mouthfeel.
Theydon_Bois (13521) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at CBC Holborn, 03/06/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is sweet malt, nutty, toffee, chocolate.
Taste comprises chocolate, toffee, dark malt, light charr, toasted marshmallow.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good balance of sweetness and bitter roast.
Decent enough stout.
blutt59 (6266) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Catania, dark brown color with tan suede foam, earthy roast aroma and flavor, dry , some slight bitter chocolate , solid finsh
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from WHPM. Hazy dark brown pour with tan head. Nose is choc malt, molasses, nuts. Tastes charred, roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. nits. Smooth and complex finish.
ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lord Hobo, 5/13/15
Dark brown body seems to have low clarity and is topped by a small dark beige head with low to medium retention.
Moderate prunes, raisins and other dark berry-like fruits in the nose. Light caramel sweetness on the end seems appropriately balancing. As with all oyster stouts, no actual oyster notes nor any seawater/brine aromas. No alcohol apparency and some light dark roast coffee notes with warming, along with vanilla and sweeter brown sugar notes. Like a baby imperial stout; very roasty and stout-like but without all the booze.
Flavor is a bit more sweet than the nose lets on. It’s not syrupy, but there is a strong chewiness and more brown sugar-like sweetness builds up on the palate. By the end of the pint, depsite the vinous notes and some roastiness, it’s still just too much on the sweet side for my tastes, though I can appreciate the clean flavors and comforting texture with appropriate carbonation. Still drinkable, especially on account of the acidity and low alcohol, but less sweetness always goes a long way.
sir__v (1205) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap during Italian Beer Weekend #4 @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels - BE. Color: deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and roasted malt. Very good equilibrium on nose. Taste: caramel and roasted malt, good palate not so watery as a stout. Black bread finish. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt with black bread finish. Very good stout, well done!
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love pigs as much as the next guy but buying them jewelry!? Come on now .. . Dark brown black .. Solid foam, aggressive .. . Black males, petrol scum, and mineral rich soil .. Mouth is a bit bubbly, finish is quick and dire .. . Decent snout stout .. . . I’d bang miss piggy