Lowenbrau (1619) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @The Union Tavern, Westbourne Park, London. Roasty, spicy aromas. Pours dark with nice tan head. Creamy, silky texture, soft carbonation, medium body. Taste is mild bitter, roasty, some spicy. Smooth and balanced.
Osprey87 (1078) - London via, WALES - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg. Totally opaque with small thick tan head. Smell - yeasty, slight smoke to start. Later on I get hints of dry dogshit / bad breath and coffee bean. Maybe coffee breath. Body is quite thin but not foamy. Taste is watery, coins. Maybe a touch of smoke, slightly musty. Feel like I can taste alcohol despite the low ABV. Really not a lot going on but it’s not unpleasant.
Pyrmir (2633) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt and grass. Taste sweet, roasted malt, malt, smooth chocolate and grass.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Really nice, low percentage, quite dry, chalky, almost sour, roasty, dark, almost sour sauce taste. Good.
calm_dreamer (117) - GREECE - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black like coal with a nice head that leaves after a bit. Smells like classic dry stout, a bit of coffee, some light hops, and smoke. A fire of smoke. The taste is pretty much the same, smokey dry stouty. I’d say like Guinness with smoked malts. Pretty good session beer!
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Nice retained head. Black black colour. Very smooth with dry finish. Very good beer.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at EoE, London. Very nice, smooth, dry stout. Rich coffee and chocolate aroma. Black as night with an off white head. Roasted malt and sweet at the same time.
Niall73 (896) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC Brixton. I could have sworn I've rated this before. I haven't. Deep dark black/brown with some fine carbonation present. Nice toasty, coffee, smoky choc aroma. Light to medium body, a bit watery. Coffee in the main with a touch of treacle sweetness and some dark fruit. There is metal there too. It's just a bit wet and lacking. OK.
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HogTownHarry (5972) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 18, 2013 - on draught at Cask Pub & Kitchen (Pimlico). Obviously aiming at the Guinness drinker, this looked pretty much like a pint of "G" - opaque black but not thick, solid long-lasting plug of tan nitro head - nice! Aroma is like Guiness with some milkiness and actual roast character - pleasant and vaguely chocolatey, no alcohol, and thankfully not sweet, maybe a hint of lactose. Taste has some coffee and dark chocolate and a weird woody bitterness that reminded me of pencil shavings - not bad, but it knocked it down a tad. Light-bodied and mildly carbonated, quite soft on the palate and a little bit of actual bitterness emerges in the finish - best thing is it’s not sweet and has a decent amount of flavour - Guinness, move over.
ghendrix (80) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Black with thick dense beige head. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate nose. Medium sweet and bitter. A little smokey in the finish. Heavy and smooth. Pleasant but not very special.