alomtnez (236) - SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big brownish head with good retention. Clear very dark brown, black appearance. Roasted aroma, dark cocoa, molasses, dried fruits (prune). Flavour is roasted malts, cocoa and burnt dried fruits with a dry bitter finish, Cocoa aftertaste. Full body, creamy palate with high carbonation. Really a great stout!
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botlte. Black with a small head. Slightly sweet and a medium body.Left lots of lacing. A pleasant but fairly average stout.
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cellar Door.
Pours brown/black with single finger off white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, molasses, some sweetness. Taste of some coffee, dark chocolate, sugary sweetness, caramel, toffee, bitterness from coffee all the way through, nice carbonation, quite chewy. Grand!
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really Irish dry stout, from a 50 cl bottle. My first beer from this well-known and very Irish brewery. Opaque black colour under a creamy, lacing, yellow beige, fairly stable head. Very pleasant and attractively perfumed aroma of cocoa, milk chocolate, cappuccino, leather, bayleaf, raisins, walnuts, mocha ice cream and even some sweet honey, candied figs, black coffee grounds, pipe tobacco, some faint cloves, coconut, vanilla and liquorice perhaps and a vague hint of balsamic vinegar for balance; no off-flavours whatsoever, even the dreaded iron effect is nowhere to be seen. Dense taste with some candied sweetness but subduedly so, rather sparkling carbo (perhaps a bit much for this style), subtle sourish touch, supple and smooth mouthfeel but less creamy than expected from the style, a bit minerally, with a big, full dark maltiness in the middle, chocolatey, caramelly and nutty without any of these components dominating; finishes in a slightly ashy, coffee-like roasted bitterness, mouth-filling and lining the root of the tongue and the throat, very ’rounded’ and soft, with a leafy, somewhat spicy hop bitterness adding complexity; retronasal spiciness not unlike cloves and vanilla. In all: a very decent, robust and well-crafted dry stout, with a very inviting aroma; if I’d have to find something to pick on, it would be the carbonation, which is a little bit too high for the style and distracts a bit from the creamy maltiness. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this very much, highly recommendable for ’maltheads’. In terms of style: indeed maybe a bit sweet for a dry stout, so I can go along with the classification as a plain ’stout’ without further specification.
MarkoNm (1899) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black color, topped with a decent and lasting beige colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate nad coffee can be picked up as well. Taste follows the nose. Some roastiness along with sweet chocolate and some bittery coffee. Creamy and smooth.
klm1 (630) - - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate colour with tiny light brown head, which qickly dissapeared. Aroma of cacao, chocolate, with vanilla-coffee undertones. Similar is flavour with pleasing malty tones in aftertaste. Good brew.
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Half Pint Glass. Supplier: P. Mac’s (Dublin). Roasted malts with dark coffee undertones.
jesperhammer (3688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27-MAR-2014, bottle @Papsř clear all tasting, @Amager Bryghus with Ulklřbben.
Dark Brown with low tan head. Aroma is weak roast and a touch of smoke. Smooth, thin body, easy drinking.
YantarCoast (588) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and light bitterness.
CloakedDagger (1333) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Comes as: "Carlow O’Hara’s Christmas Velvet". Pours an opaque black with a dense and lacing beige head. Roasty aroma. Medium body, velvety smooth roast, roasty bitterness. 270315