DCLawyer (1152) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle->Nonic. Deep brown with frothy tan head. A: coffee, sweet chocolate, malt. T: sweet candied chocolate, artificial sweeteners. Lingering cloying sweet aftertaste. Bordering on terrible.
mike5326 (461) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Pine and metallic smell. Light sweat malty body with with a slight tart flavor.
Cantabrian (665) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The caribbrewery.com website describes the ingredients for this stout as “Sugar, Lactose, BAP and Caramel”. Further on, it says “Lactose is sugar produced from the whey of milk.” Now this is enough to make it a Sweet Stout, isn’t it? (Or if not, at least a Baltic Porter, for the list of ingredients). Moreover, considering that this is the same brewery that makes the Mackeson XXX Stout, I somehow expected this to be the same product as its adopted English sister, but with a different label. Now, after having seen, smelled and tasted it, one can clearly notice the striking differences and the reasons why they have perhaps styled it a “Foreign Stout” in this website. The beer is nice and black, but the brown head is very bubbly and brief, not even 10% as creamy as the Mackeson XXX Stout (I’ve always criticised my twins’ teachers for comparing them, and now… what am I doing?). Aroma of caramels and vinegar, behind a certain skunkiness, nothing to be too excited about. Flavours of malt, caramel, soy sauce and sweet red vinegar, the Chinese type. This shoyu+sweet vinegar sets the tone for its foreignness, I suppose. Palate is rather thin for a stout that takes lactose in its make-up.
hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has a coffee smell to it and maybe a bit of chocolate. It is black with a dark brown head. It is surprisingly sweet, with coffee.
RobertDale (2597) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and molasses. Very sweet. Just drinkable.
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours clearish brown with a creamy tan head. Sugary dark malt nose, some sweet bread. Medium sweet flavor, a little thin, with dark sugars and sweet chocolate. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish with sugary dark malts. Very simple but not terrible.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of tier, chocolate and chocolate drink powder, flavor is sweet with cardboard, chocolate and some milk acidity, medium body
kerenmk (1563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Old. Very dark brown-black with tan ring. Faintly roasty aroma, sweet chocolate drink, cardboard and sugar. Very, very, sweet coffee taste, then comes sugar injection. Medium body, rather mild carbonation, sweet finish.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 275ml. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].
Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, cardboard. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet sugary, chocolate, artificial. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. 
Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black pour with a nice mocha head. Soil, caramel, wet leaves, raisin. medium carbonation with medium body. Slight creamy and bitter finish.