ciaranc (1098) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black with a frothy, dissipating tan head. Nose is dry roasted malt, dust, molasses, liquorice and hints of coffee. Flavour follows the nose, roast malt, not overly done, with some dark fruit sweetness and more liquorice. A little bit of bitterness in the finish. Really nicely balanced this. Palate is medium to full bodied, a little creamy, flat carbonation. Extremely drinkable. Excellent.
pivnizub (9163) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Literally black, small - but very stable - creamy tanned head, moderate dry ashy-roasty nose with some sweet dried fruits underneath; medium bodied, soft, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; dry bitter-ashy finish, balanced by more dried fruits. A nice beer...
Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The most beautiful woman in the world is my future mother in law who in spite of her prejudice against my predilection for exotic beer, brought this back to New Zealand from Ireland in the face of her own misgivings about its ability to survive the journey. Surely she is worth a million in prizes.
This beer was as dark as it could get and displayed only a smattering of russet in the dimple of the glass. The aroma was of chocolate, caramel and burned charriness along with shoe polish and freshness. Flavors of burnt toffee, dark chocolate and rum cake. Just more-ish and sippable. A trace of spiciness is there along with a big helping of licorice, but the palate is taking in the classic Irish stout flavours and aromas. What a treat. What a wonderful treat.
fdomig (509) - München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Light dark fruits as well. Appearance is deep black with a nice brownish foam. Taste is light sour and sweet, malty. Has a full body and a soft carbonation. Overall a superb stout.
CanCrusher (721) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black colour with creamy light brown head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malts. Oily, full bodied with lively carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Bičres Cultes at Rue des Halles, Paris. Almost black coloured, medium sized brown head, mild and pleasant chocolate coffee nose. Roasted malt, Chocolate and dry coffee with bitter sweet finish. A bit "empty taste" after LH Fade to Black Pepper but also pleasant brew.
Beersiveknown (3653) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Reuben’s, thanks!
Pours dark ruby tinged brown with foamy tan head. Aromatic pipe tobacco, chocolate and a touch of lactose on the nose. Full bodied with fairly vigorous carbonaton, dry roast barley up front with a touch of malt astringency finishing with malt chocolate and caramel.
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg. Deep brown to black with a lovely, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, nuts. Mild berries. Mild carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, liquorice, roasted malts. Fairly short finish.
jaghana (4416) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl.A dark beer with brown medium head. Nose is roasted and coffee like. Aroma is on creamy dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt with dark malt notes, light licorice, light peppery hops, very roasted aftertaste. Very smooth and pleasant stout.
Lowenbrau (2457) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 500ml bottle. Dark chocolate aromas. Pours dark with tan head, some lacing. Medium body and flat carbonation. Taste is roast malt, coffee, chocolate, some spicy. Sweet finish.