BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Big Al’s. Black colour with brown head. Smoked aroma. Smoked, roasted taste. Light to medium body.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 14, 2014 - at Holborn Whippet; cask. Looks great - deep deep red, bubbly, with a tan/light brown creamy/foamy lasting head - very thick lacing too. Aroma more like an extra malty traditional mild; roast (coffee, some dark chocolate) - mineral character too (their water? I seem to remember other Buxton beers having a similar background bite to them), enough dry floral bitterness to be noticed. Taste follows, more chocolate and less coffee character - the mineral character deepens and sharpens in the taste - it’s a bit hard to ignore, really - it sticks around longer than anything else in the finish, and knocks the taste score down to 6/10. The mouthfeel is fairly thick, it’s airy and creamy, and the "mineral" thing makes it see pretty astringent, which doesn’t really fit what this is aiming for, IMO - I really would rather have seen this as a milk/sweet stout - all the other elements were there .... "I wanna like it - but I don’t"
MarkoNm (2254) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at malamačka. Pours a dark, almost black color, topped with a small beige colored head. Strong roasty aroma, some coffee notes in there as well. Lightly sweet and mildy roasty taste, hint of bitterness. Roasty aftertaste. Nicely drinkable.
nilsas (3287) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Lakris og sjokolade.
Utseende: Mørk rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Lakris og sjokolade.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@4,1%, Når@21.08.2015
Beerowl80 (181) - - AUG 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and smoke. Quiet a strong burnt taste, with some bitterness.
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 bottle at Punk Rock Holiday, Tolmin, Slovenia. Nice chocolate aroma, light coffee. Full taste, dry, creamy, coffee aroma. Dry finish, medium body. Great.
Inbreak (4259) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
30.07.2015, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is dry roasted, weeds, roasted grain, hay, paper, minerals, burnt caramel, plastics, ashes. Taste is sour-ish roasted, weeds, burnt grain, paper, minerals, ashes, sour coffee, bark, harsh grass. Medium bitterness, harsh burnt and watery mouthfeel. Meh!
kajser27 (1219) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black, tan medium strong creamy lasting head. Aroma is very nice, chocolate, coffee and strong roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet caramel and chocolate with dark chocolate, some coffee, hint of fruit and a medium+ roasted dry bitter finish and aftertaste with some burnt notes. Medium bodied, medium to light carbonation, creamy.
klm1 (849) - - JUL 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black haze / clear colour with creamy tiny lught brown head.
Carbonation is visualy low.
Aroma have no notice of an alcohol, prevails notes of roasted barley and chocolate, with some hint of coffee.
Similar is flavor: without notice of an alcohol, but with firstly sweet hint of a dark chocolate and coffee, which led to dry bitter / sweet finish.
Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness also, body is soft/sticky.
Proper, actually very proper dry stout.
Brew_Cat (118) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @Pulp Pub. Pours off-white diminishing head, dark brown medium to full body. Excellent aromas of roasted coffee, burnt caramel, licorice, hints of vanilla, cherry, spicy at some point, even a bit smoky indeed. Average alcohol, good presence of hops, resin, dry fruits, bitter dry finish with some slight sourness as an aftertaste. Splendid dry stout, has nothing to do with the dry stouts I’ve had in the past. Well done, Buxton!