triskaideka (81) - IRELAND - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Bottle at home.Pours pitch black with a tan/brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts with and espresso coffee and dark chocolate.. Very good indeed.
TheJestersBeer (1874) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dry, full bodied.
Malty, hard roast, quite spicy, chocolate, coffee beans, earth, finishes a bit dirty? (2009-03-06)
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown/black with blood red, ruby highlights. Aroma has a soured stout nose, light roasted malt presence and a modest amount of prune/plum fruitiness. Flavor has a hefty toasted note paired with alight bitter toasted kick. A soured beer flavor adds a creamy note and blend the start of the brew with the modest prune flavors at the end. Body is modest/heavy with a slightly sharp and dry finish. Carbonation is very fine but bubbles out at a consistent slow pace. Overall a pretty dang good Irish brew! Flavors are well rounded with not a drop of watery feeling, as found in other Irish stouts.
Grzesiek79 (2728) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Generalnie jest to dla mnie wzorzec swojego gatunku. Irlandczycy naprawdę potrafią robić wyśmienite stouty. Głębia czerni jest taka sama jak w słynnym guinnessie. Piana kremowa, mocna i trwała, koloru brązowo-ciemnożółtego. Smak palony, ale nie dokuczliwy jak w wersji wytrawnej, kawowe i czekoladowe posmaki towarzyszą przez całą degustację. Polecam amatorom Stoutów.
ciaranc (578) - 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 (8361) - 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 (1321) - 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 (282) - 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 (404) - 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 (5287) - 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 Bières 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.