JJSuds (16) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had an imperial pint of this last night and must say that I might like it better than bottled Guiness (gasp!). Layers of caramelized chicory that goes on and on and an appropriate sourness. Guiness can deliver more notes, all told. but not always easy to tease them out. This one seem a most approachable entry into dry stout for first timers.
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, roasty. Appearance: dark brown,full frothy, brown head. Taste: light sweetness, hint of malt. Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, Overall: an exelent stout
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Bull & Castle, O’neils Dublin. Really looks like a Guinness. The head is a little bigger and darker than for a guinness. Strong aroma of Cacoa. I really like it when the keg is not too old (taste totally different) but it’s a lot more constant on bottle. The score is for a good one :)
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice orange-tinted black with a persistent beige head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is very sweet chocolate, molasses, sweet moka coffee. Very light bitterness in the finish, with some sticky molasses feel and taste. Thick bodied, this reminded me of a lighter-tasting guinness, with a whole lot more body. Highly enjoyable, best Irish stout I’ve had this year.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dire che è nera è riduttivo. Stout fenomenale. Tostata, si sente il caffè una punta di cioccolato e quel qualcosa di minerale che la renderebba la miglior amica di un nano. Buona!
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma: complex roasted coffe flavor, with nice head, dark clear apperance, excellent oaked, rosasty coffe taste with chocolate, caramel notes and mild earthy hops. Delicious and easy to drink.
Zoret (87) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromes dolços i torrats de xocolata i café. En boca xocolatai amarg de café lligat amb el final sec. Exemple d’estil, ben estructurada.
sherriwilbourne99 (3) - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is somewhat hard to find but I believe it’s far better than all other stouts.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Seems no one else thought this brew was more like a thin porter than a stout. Whiffs of ale hit the nose, and it makes for a light and pleasant drink. Fairly sweet, bitter and almost in schwarzbier territory.
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. If it wasn't so expensive I would be drinking it more often. Great flavor.