martjoobolut (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33L bottle, BB 30.04.2015. Pours black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is mild coffee, roast, and some salt in the background. Taste is metallic, watery, roast, coffee, slight smoke, and creamy. Overall: I’m not a big fan of the dry stout style, this isn’t an exception.
EspritBulles (4) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Belle robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige foncée persistante. Odeur de grillé qui se retrouve en bouche. Explosion de saveur grillées, amertume du brûlé et légèrement verte (résine).
Une bonne stout puissante à l’amertume discrète.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. It isn’t perfectly opaque, either. The head is a foamy three finger khaki shade. It doesn’t have the soft and creamy look I like, but it’s fairly long lasting and leaves a ton of lacing on the side of the glass. One can’t really fault the fact that it doesn’t have the nitro-can hobnobbery of Guinness - after all, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a far better offering.
S: A goodly amount of roast exists on the nose, taking on characteristics of chocolate, coffee, and even some citrusy hops. The hops definitely catch me off guard here. It certainly smells like it will be dry, no questioning that.
T: This is ridiculously roasted and dry. Some citrus hops start it off surprisingly, before transitioning into an espresso-like finish. Sweetness is nonexistent, and that’s good.
M: I’d wager this is probably among the driest stouts I’ve ever had. Any residual flavors (save a touch of roast) is scraped off the tongue quickly. It takes the dry theme a bit too strongly, though, as it’s devoid of creaminess before the finishing bite. Regardless, it goes down easily even with its mild carbonation.
O: Not fantastic, just better than Guinness. This is a good candidate for sessioning - it certainly beats trying to write a review on this, because frankly, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about here.
IPAgutten79 (356) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk med hvitt medium/høyt skum. Aroma av kaffe og sjokolade, muligens lakris også. Smaken er rund og god, med mild sjokolade, mørk malt og kaffe. Den er tørr og med en fin bitterhet i avrundingen. Medium konsistens.
zoucrew102 (373) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at powers old Chicago COS. Weak roasted malt aroma. Pours black with a thick light brown head and excellent lacing. Nitroed. Smooth roasted malt flavor
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Derbeth (198) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Black, with impressive thick head presenting good lacing. Aroma of coffee. Very smooth, dry, only lightly bitter, with thin texture. Very good.
LarsEngen (346) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee. Flavour of coffee, and some dry finish. Quite thin but ok and easy to drink.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice appearance, black with creamy light brown lacing, lip sticking foam head. Weak aroma as it is muffled by foam. Taste roasted coffee beans, and quite bitter. Real nice beer. (Moscow 201402)
Lukardo (96) - CROATIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle. Dark brown body with big creamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Very good beer :)
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stout non eccezionale ma piacevole e ben strutturata, con note di caffé espresso, cioccolata amara e una sfumatura amara che si ripercuote amabile nel finale secco.