ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. Not perfectly opaque, mind you, but nearly. The head is a two finger heavy cream color with nice texturing, before it settles to one finger. Nice retention, too.
S: There are a ton of roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate pops up, as well, perhaps even a hint of smoke. It also smells hoppy, even - maybe it IS generously hopped? I mean, that character of grapefruit peel prominent in Cascade hops is unmistakable here.
T: Again, there’s a healthy flavor of grapefruity hops right there in the midtaste. It starts a bit chocolaty before the hops come in full (well, moderate) force. Finish is pure roasted barley. Generally, it’s mild in flavor; while this keeps the competing flavors in check, it makes it a bit dull. Luckily it’s not overly acidic as many well-hopped stouts/porters tend to be.
M: Hits the clean dryness typical of the style well, but the finish goes too far into being astringent. A bit insubstantial and undercarbonated in its feel; par for the course in many dry stouts. Great drinkability nonetheless.
O: And as I finish my glass, I notice the bottle cap somehow fell down in there. How the hell did that happen?! Oh well, this a fine offering. Not great, but fine.
smmaaren (379) - NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours black with a huge brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is bitter with some sweetness. Hints of vanilla. Smooth and pleasent stout. Way!
IPAgutten79 (804) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mřrk med lavt skum. Aroma av lakris, mild vanilje, kaffe og mildt av sjokolade. Smaken bestĺr av noe lakris, kaffe og noe sjokolade. Mildt bitter i ettersmaken. Medium konsistens.
Justin666 (42) - - SEP 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours semi thick beer with good foam that stays there for a while. Strong smell of chocolate and coffee. Taste is very much same with a hint of vanilla at the end. Very pleasant and enjoyable stout to drink although quite low abv for the style. Only downside I can think of is the beer has a little oily feel to it in the taste.
bergstaden (1766) - Rřros, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes - Roasted malt body with some coffee flavours with bitterness - The roasted malt and bitterness goes into a long finish - This was nice
MrHangover (3491) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black beer with medium sized, brownish head on top. Aroma has loads of roasted malts, vanilla and caramel and is quite full and nice. Some dark fruits in there. Flavor is even more impressive, especially considering the low abv on this one. Loads of bittersweet coffee tones, dark chocolate and some sweeter caramel. Good base of molasses and licorice troughout the palate. Nice in balance, soft carbonation and long lasting, bittersweet dry aftertaste. Good stuff!
ERB92 (556) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits and toast. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a well balanced and flavourful Irish Stout.
Holmen2 (1999) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with IH at Rennesřy 12.09.15. Black. Pale brown head and lacing. Aroma and taste of roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Perhaps a bit waterish mouthfeel. Quite dry.
StilleStorm (1149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DAA; Bottle 50cl. Pours moderate to large, black with a frothy creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, light ash and vanilla. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a somewhat lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is is oily, carbonation is soft.
bhensonb (12750) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dart at Stateline. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of spice and chocolate. Cinnamon? Med body - strongish carbonation. Flavor does seem lightly cinnamon, and then chocolate. Not really getting coffee - unless that’s the bitterness. Pretty tasty brew.
nickel (720) - - SEP 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout with aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee and hints of toffee.