imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 500ml from Notcutts Garden Centre, Oxford. Black with tan head. This stands up very well to the cask version as I had both in the same evening. Initially there are bitter, roasty malts dominating, gradually this changes over to chocolate notes then a sweetish chocolate. Deep and interesting. Good stuff.
Foffern (732) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with ClubGonzo. Has a black colour with a small beige head. Great roasted notes in the aroma along with nuts and some coffee. Nice and light. The taste is also good with roasted tones, nuts, coffee and dark wood. Mouth feel is smooth and silky, and has a light bitterness. A decent and nice well balanced stout.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Nearly opaque black body shows clear dark
brown at edges, with visible carbonation. Roasty earthy metallic
aroma with mealy chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet earthy fruity
roasty taste with chocolatey dusty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild,
soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy roasty dusty aftertaste with
wooden chocolatey bready notes. Really nice, and highly
drinkable. Full of flavour, too. (0.5l bottle, Meny StrÝmmen
DarkShadow (1) - GERMANY - APR 25, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stout as it should be: lovely sweetness, caramel and roasted malt with soft bitterness.
Arve_Christian (2082) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Meny LÝren. Black color, good offwhite foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, coffee and some malt & drid fruit . Medium body & complexity . Good bitterness, very well balance. Enjoyable
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. This is a deep dark brown - near black one with a medium sized really bubbly light brown top. On the nose itís subtle, some faint smoke, roasted malts and fruits. Nothing extraordinary, but not bad in a way not so bad either. It opens up after a while in the glass. Itís lively carbonated and the mouthfeel is quite thin. Soft roasted thin-coffee flavors. Some smoky hints, light sweet with bitter nuts in the finish. Ends with a really mouthdrying biscuit like aftertaste. Easy drinking, and absolutely nice enough for a non-extreme stout. 20.02.2013
visionthing (1626) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Meny LÝren. Pours black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with some smoky notes and hints of caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. Sweet, malty and roasty with balanced bitterness. Lightly bitter aftertaste with roasty notes. Nice and quite flavourful stout.
ration (1651) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
080313. Bottle at Pekko, Tampere. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma roasted, malts, but, coffee. Light bodied. A bit more punch to it and would be very nice. Not Bad.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere. BBE 28.06.2013.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small steady head. Aroma of ash, mild milky chocolate, some cocoa powder and mild toasty malts. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, some faint fruit notes, cocoa, distant lactic notes and mild caramel. Smooth slightly creamy palate, dry bitter finish. Quite pleasant.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a great stout to grab if you find yourself at a Scottish supermarket. not the best in the world but not bad either.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark almost black with ruby on the fringes, bit of lacing. aroma is of sweet dark malts, hints of chocolate, sweet. taste is sweet still, with more than a hint of chocolate and some earthy cereal grains, surprising bitter finish.