likeatrainwreck (95) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spot on! Deep brown/black with a tan head... chocolate & coffee on the nose, and burnt, roasted flavours... chocolate, coffee... nice and dry with a balanced bitterness. Perfect dry stout. Delicious.
Vinx (81) - ITALY - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nothing to add to the commercial description. This beer is absolutely perfect, maybe the best dry stout Iíve ever tasted. A balance between the aromas and a neatness which donít let you indifferent.
Bosbouw (1676) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade, vanille, bitter, gebrand. Smaakt bitter, koffie, vanille. Goede koffiebittere afdronk.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Beer Market, High St, Dublin. No notes on this one, just a score.
SimplySike (1087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black brown with tan head.
Aroma roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate.
Taste chocolate sweets, roasted coffee bitters, hint of smoke.
Mouthfeel thin, bit dry.
Wow! really tasty beer!
micmillon18 (10) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic glass. No "born on date."
Aroma - Black licorice, chocolate, dark bread, espresso. Faint smoke - dark fruit emerges as it warms. Very impressed.
Appearance - Sticky mocha head. Deep, black color with some mahogany hues around the edges.
Taste - Chocolate (initially milk then giving way to the darker persuasion), hints of smoke, finishing with dark roasted coffee. Burnt flavors linger prominently on the pallet.
Palate - Supremely creamy, softy carbonated. Light bodied. Bone dry.
Overall - Perhaps the best example of the style Iíve ever tried.
ej (925) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown looking jet black in the glass. A creamy inch of tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate along with a sweet maltyness and hints of caramel. Taste is heavy roast and a bitter, burnt ashyness. Dry finish with lingering roasty notes. Loads of flavour for such a small beer! Mouthfeel is light and the co2 is just above soft.
Douberd (3054) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Buxton Rednik Stout) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 4.1%
Black coloured body, tall and thick, dark beige, creamy head. Very good retention, heavy lacing on the glass.
Aroma has some acidity in it at first, roasted malts, faint chocolate.
Taste of chocolate, hops, citrus. Quite some coffee in there. Very bitter, with long lasting bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Countbeer (5127) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33cl): Served in a shaker at roomtemperature:
Deep dark blackish brown. Yellow beige head.
Aromas of malt roast, some chocolate, light coffee, subtle (sweet) roast and a dark manure tint.
Flavour has some very nice and subtle coffee/coffee roast tones, well done. Other hints I pick up are some soft chocolate, malt roast and bitters. Not too difficult but quite tasty for a 4%ABV beer!
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, bitters, coffee roast, some cacoa/chocolate, dried leave toast and nutty toast with a subtle dryness.
Low carbo, light creamy but more watery mouthfeel and medium and watery bodied.
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Dark brown with a thin cap of tan bubbles. Aroma and taste are much the same. Flavours consist of cocoa, coffee beans and a brown sugar-like maltiness. For a relatively low ABV stout it packs in plenty of taste and the body is quite robust.