jonaldjames (10) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a tan/light mocha head which unfortunately dissipates quickly. Pleasant nose of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and vanilla. Slight bitterness balanced with coffee, malts and toasted vanilla. Light bodied and robust.
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a black with off-white / tan head. Heady aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee, slight toasty bitterness. Like this.
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Long Dock, Carrigahalt, 05/12/14.
Black with a decent tan cover.
Nose is roast malt, toffee, chocolate, dark maltings.
Taste comprises light charr, chocolate, raisens, vanilla, dark fruit tones.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a roasty bite.
Decent enough stout.
Moravius (695) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flasche (50 cl) von MacDragon’s, Marburg. - Tiefschwarz, dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase milde Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Asche und ein ganz klein wenig Karamelsüße. - Antrunk schlank, trocken und recht schmalspurig: mild röstmalzig, kalter Kaffee, abgeschmeckt mit ein wenig milder Säure. Mild rezent, dünnes Mundgefühl. Sehr trockener, schwach bitterer Abgang mit mildem englischen Hopfen (Fuggles) und ein wenig Kaffee. - Für meinen Geschmack zu dünn und zu blaß.
Pelzky (63) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, unsustainable, beige head. Poor lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some hoppy notes. Taste is too sour. Smooth mouthfeel. Just a decent stout.
pkomar (192) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful aroma of roasted malts. Lots of chocolate and even more coffee. Some hops appearing here and there as well. Some bready aroma in the background as well. Very strong. Pours black with huge head, that lasts for a long, long while and leaves great lacing. That head is really durable. Taste is dry, yet not watery. Medium-low carbonation, medium bitterness (just enough to feel it, works great in this beer). Overall it’s a very simple, straightforward beer. Extremely drinkable, session. Love that touch of coffee in there as well.
Morganthemoon (3) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When looking for a good well balanced stout, full of flavour, with hints of toast, roasted nuts and a faint hint of coffee, then this is streets ahead of any other Irish Stout. Impossible to find in Dublin however as they seem to favour something else there. Bottles can be purchased at the airport however. Tasted it first in Cape Cod, in a place called sandwich in a place called the British Pub. Carlow sell a similar beer marked though M & S, but get the draught versionif you can
terrybail (696) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO
chocolate, roasty, barnyard,
black, cloudy, frothy,
medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
Better then Guinness but just ok
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle @ De Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia. Deep dark brown. Tan medium head. Aroma: medium bitter, esspresso, milk chocolate, hops, smoked malts, tutti-frutti. Taste: hops, esspresso, medium bitter, chocolate. medium body. Good and well balanced beer but nothing interesting
Bendrixian (1215) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pour a darker brown/black colour with a fine bubbled brownish head that disappears pretty quickly. I find the aroma sort of dusty and espresso like with a hint of roast. On the palate it is medium bodied, some toasty bitterness and fast finish. Rather forgeful but toasty brew. Meh.