Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, some coffee and a bit sour.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweetness, and a moderate bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, some roasted malt and mild coffee.
Overall impression: Ok flavor although a bit sour aroma.
Personal stats: Bottle from Meny Oslo City in Oslo, Norway
tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A perfect looking stout! Almost black body with just a hint of copper, with a quite large, creamy, light brown head that never reduces beyond a good layer, and lots of foam is left on the glass. The aroma is strong and rosted with mostly coffee, also ash and a fruity backdrop. The taste is not demanding, a light sweetness is followed by a light bitterness. The flavours however are quite strong, with dark roasted coffee, ash, chalk and fruits and berries in the back. The beer feels rather light with a dry texture, the carbonation is moderate, and unfortunately there are some traces of metal in the aftertaste. Even so, this is a wonderful stout that I’d love to have again. Unusually tasty for such a low ABV.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Meny Alna, Oslo]
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just about a perfect stout!! Deliciously strong flavoured and balanced. A striking name that promises and the bottle delivers. Owen made candyapple.
Cantabrian (882) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very nice aroma, staying around the malts, peat and bourbon. Unexpected for a stout. The flavour is much better, with chocolates and vanila, kind of a cremy, slick feel, very benevolent.
themightyjag (201) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the brewery.
Big tan head, body is very dark - near enough black. Nose is coffee and tar. Flavours of coal, toffee, chocolate, berries. Rich, creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Nothing too complex about this, just a very good stout.
Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with medium frothy head. Coffee-like, slightly burnt. Light bitterness. A bit watery in the end, but rather pleasant soft stout nevertheless.
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, white head. Bittersweet taste with roasted malts, honey, rum, coffee, nuts and liquorice. Bitter finish with coffee and nuts. Excellent scottish stout.
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Svart farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe og frukt. Smak av malt, sjokolade, karamell og frukt. Supermarked.
nilsas (1726) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
God duft av lakris, sjokolade og kaffe. Kremet fyldig skumm. Dyp sort farge. God smak av lakris og kaffe.
Hermod (3458) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle, bb05/14. Dark brown with a brown head. Lactose, roasted, sweetish aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, nuts, sweetness. Finish is dry and quite ashy. Drinkable, light bodied.