slawek (253) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Jet black with big, creamy, tan color head.
Aroma: Licorice, coffee, chocolate.
Taste: dry with low sourness and medium bitter finish. Flavor of bitter chocolate, herbs.
Very good drinkability, low carbonaiton, short finish. Good beer!
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark maroon brown color, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of roasty coffee, figs. Taste has creamy caffe macchiato, plums, punes. very nice.
radagast83 (6320) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured an almost pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was some coffee, lots of burnt character. Notes say dry erase, but that could have been an auto-correct issue. Flavor was nice and roasty. Dry finish. Easy to drink. Reminded me a bit of the Guinness Extra Stout.
Desverger (5718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Pelt Trader, London - pours black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some caramel, coffee, chocolate, treacle, some dark fruits, very faint smoke into the dry finish.
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Roasted malts with light to moderate dark fruity esters (raisins, etc.); whipped cream. Appearance: Opaque black pour with a minimal tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Dry roast up front; fruity esters are minimized; a little chalky; finishes with a lingering leafy bitterness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Didn’t get into this too much, but an interesting stout that would be worth a try for stout lovers. Reminds me of a dry stout.
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is malty, liqourice, light smoke light coffee. The flavour is moderate bitter very light sour with a light, slightly watery coffee metallic spicy hop malt bitter palate. Moderate to light bodied with lively carbonation. A little too light for a stout IMO.
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Cloisters.
Appearance - opaque brown to black. Lovely fawn head.
Nose - some dark chocolate but dominant roast really.
Taste - more roasty and slightly smoky. Then the dark chocolate and cream comes through.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry malty finish.
Overall - yep nice roasty stout.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, small beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, coffee roast lightly, a slight hint of smoke and lightly earthy. Taste malts, roasted malts, coffee roast and moderate to heavy bitter. Lingering roasty bitter aftertaste and again perhaps a slight hint of smoke. Medium body and average to medium carbonation. Nice, I like roasty beers.
47574xeCD (801) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Beer Gonzo.
Pours almost black with a tan head, roasted cocoa, slight malt and a hint of smoke, very nice and a tasty beer. Good stuff.
javiercrasher (254) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De color negro claro con una buena capa de cremosa espuma marrón con bastante consistencia.
Aroma a café molido y maltas torrefactas, con fondo de ceniza.
De cuerpo ligero y cremosa, con poca carbonatación.
En boca presencia del torrefacto y algo de ahumado. Final seco y un poco amargo.
Una muy buena stout para el poco alcohol que tiene.