jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014-07-03. Black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Aroma is relatively modest but fairly roasty. Flavour is similar, dry roast throughout. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Moderately bitter, dry roasty finish is a bit more roasty than my preference. Bottle at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore
doradobotella (176) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apariencia: Color negro intenso con una capa de espuma cremosa, abundante y duradera.
Aroma: Sutil y agradable a malta tostada y chocolate con toques a mocca o incluso ahumados.
Sabor: Muy bien compensado que recuerda al café y termina con un amargor ligeramente seco.
ReV2 (167) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish black when held to the light. Thin tan head, chocolatey aroma. Slightly thin and oily mouthfeel, toast & nuts, detectable hops on the finish (traditional?), nice & moreish.
uckelman (470) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Dufftown at a Taste of Speyside. Black. Huge structural tan head. Aroma is roasted, toasted, hint of smoke and ash. Medium body. Aftertaste is dark malt and dark chocolate.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle kindly shared by Stefan at a rating session. The body is black as pitch. Tan-coloured head, diminishing to a remaining layer. Loose lacing. Roasted dark malts to the nose with moderate hints of liquorice. Slightly roasted taste with a touch of dried fruits and earth, mid-sweet. Roasted ending as well. Smooth and nice in the mouth, a little thin bodied though (Tårnrommet, Tromsø 15.05.2014).
Scottishchris (504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quick rate. Dark dark brown, thin tan fuzzy head. Loads of coffee, chocolate and roasted notes. Tasty.
Oakes (13931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown. It’s very sweet, w a fair bit of butter that might in smaller quantity add roundness but here is really too much.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Meny Oslo City. Tanned finger-thick cream head. Near black body with ruby edges. Coffee up front, set off by a whiff of dark dried fruits and mild earthy hops. Creamy mouthfeel, good body. Soft bitter-sweet malt flavor. Creamed coffee and gentle roast. Mellow coffee-accented malt finish. Another well-crafted bottle (i.e. pasteurised and filtered) from Cairngorm.
djoeye (2755) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scents of roasted smokey chocolate malts, hints of hazelnut oil, dried berries, sweet mocca coffee.
Body black-brown, head beige diminishing, moderate laceworks inside my mug.
Taste of chocolate malts, nuts, dark berries, mocca coffee, hints of sweet liquorice.
Smooth to palate, just a little dry. This moderate abv stout is really easy to drink,
for those who normally prefer standard lagers/pilseners. Recommendable.
(500ml brown bottle abv 4.4% b@Kjeller 5, enjoyed@home. 9feb2014)
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black as the night. thin head. extremely nutty, smokey, cheesy? nah, that’s just the nut... hints of coffee and licorice. a little thin but easy to drink (can’t have just one) and exceptionally full-bodied for the abv. still, this is one you really want on cask.