hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, earth, and not mush else.
Beardbeerman (230) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a pint right out of the fridge:
Pours an opaque black robe showing a timid maple hue. Seems pretty dense at first glance and you get 2-3 fingers of roughly structured hazel head. Retention is pretty good as you spot huge chuncks of foam here and there.
This brew offers a nose dominated by malted barley giving strong notes of instant coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol does also pack quite a olfactory punch for such a low ABV stout.
On the tongue, the brew is as any regular stout offering an attack of roasted barley and hops with a liquorish feel. In this case, the dark chocolate slightly overpowers the instant coffee elements. Having a good density, the stout finishes nice and slow with a dark coffee beans bitterness.
Overall this is quite a nice stout with good density and feel. You get what you expect with more flavour and balance than a typical stout. Cheers!
rayaron (555) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Almost opaque black with big brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, some ash, faint herbs notes. Flavor of roasted malt, light sweetness of milk chocolate, coffee, faint buttery notes, hints of herbs, dry bitter finish with light sourness. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.
Jablanko (25) - - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown head, 50cl bottle. Pleasant smell of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, staying true to that in the first taste. Sensing hops too, but not over the board - just like it should be. Creamy texture, a bit more dark chocolate in the taste. Bitterness of coffee is pushing through at the end for a satisfying finish. Excellent beer, I can’t imagine how good the draught version must be.
Frothmeister (623) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. Pours dark, dark brown with burgundy highlights when held up to the light, topped with a light mocha coloured head. Cocoa, coffee, LOTS of roasted malt notes, and light ash on the nose. Light bodied, and dry it starts with very heavy coffee notes, light molasses, a mild tannic grape skin note, heavy with roasted malts, and light ash that leads into mild sweetness and even more bitter coffee, with a small vegetal note, and slight minerality in a very lengthy finish. At 4.3% this has a very impressive amount of flavour. It’s just straight up good. Ship me a keg. I’d buy this again in a second.
stef73 (299) - - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
de couleur noir cette stout a une torrication pas trop prenoncer avec un spetit peu gout de chocolater mais pas trop c est assez sec dansd la bouche
nicocanta (62) - - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une stout relativement douce, pas vraiment mauvaise. Elle pâti d’une dégustation après deux autres de la même catégorie mais de niveau supérieur. Pas mauvais, sans être mémorable.
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 (11643) - 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.