rlgk (11748) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
SBWF 2013. Black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, tar notes, some cigarettes, fruity, some licorice. Chocolate and coffee flavor, caramel, roasted, ha notes, salty, some figs. Thin bodied.
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Black with a tan head. Soft aroma of light roasted malt and light coffee. The taste was also light with notes of coffee, dark bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Rather creamy mouthfeel with some bitterness in the finish.
BeerViking (2810) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, pours near black with a beige fine head, notes of cocoa and blackcurrant on the nose, creamy and roasty in the mouth, dry finish with a burnt bitter edge and a faint tang of blackcurrant. A nice dry stout.
jmgreenuk (5225) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a deep chocolate brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with malt, liqourice, some chocolate and surprisingly a little alcohol too.
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black non-amber pour. Even a half-decent stout is a good shout and at £1.50 a go you can’t argue with this. How long will people continue to chase that elusive killer beer at ridiculous prices when there is fairly good pickings to be had at a fraction of the price I wonder? Bit burnt, little thin, but enjoyable.
OwainTurner (371) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco! Very dark caramel (completely opaque)... Lovely rich chocolate raisin taste.. sweet fruits with citrus peel finish. Warm and smooth
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really nice stout. Roasted malts in the nose, perhaps a hint of chocolate. Dark, dark brown pour with a rocky tan head. Solid chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee flavor profile. Some bittering at the end. My only complaint would be is that it is a bit thin on the palate, otherwise very drinkable.
Weefannybaws (112) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Black, black, black. Slight chocolate nose. Malty, chocolate taste with tobacco overtones. Perfect accompaniment to crisps and nuts.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a finger thick tan/ivory head.
Aroma: Coffee, balsamic, bread crust, subtle toffee, slight liquorice and floral.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight toffee, bready, dry with roasty/burnt notes.
Palate: Smooth thick texture and mouthfeel, medium body, average carbonation, dry with abrupt finish.
Comments: Very easy to drink and overall enjoyable. Left a glass lace.
olliejobbins (1155) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. pours a jet black colour with very dark head that stays. aroma is very very weak. some molasses and that’s it. taste is nice. very full mouth feel and thick like treacle. burnt toast at first followed by coffee.