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.
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Ireland shared with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin off white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with notes of sweet cola, spice, sweet malt, roast and dark fruit.
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Reilly’s, Lisnaskea (£2.29):
An okay stout that has a enough flavour with some dark malts & touches of sweetness helping things down, there was the odd hint of smoke coming through & it was definitely strong enough but I didn’t seem quite as good as the brewery’s flagship Irish Stout & as such it’s probably not one that I’d pick up again; drinkable but far from the brewery’s best effort.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with small head. Plenty of molasses and treacle. Light chocolate. Slightly aboverage.
HenrikSoegaard (11492) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Shamrock Inn. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy molasse aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Lacks roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Carlowxxx (77) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this one best stout i ever had
. it’s always a go to beer for me
when I want something rich and dark.
Big coffee and dark chocolate aromas and flavors with a massive chewy body
puren (258) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
czarne, piana beżowa, średnia, drobna, opada do kożuszka, pięknie koronkuje
słodowy, nuty palone, alkoholowe, czekoladowe
wodniste, oleiste, nisko nasycone, finisz kakaowy
słonawe, czekoladowe, kwaskowe od słodu
niezłe, ale niczego nie urywa
ManVsBeer (5846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, Dublin. Black with a thin off-white head. Has a very stated roasted malt in both aroma and taste with a hint of burnt malt now and again.
puredelusion (136) - Lviv, UKRAINE - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 bottle. Pours black color with medium off-white, mostly lasting head. Roasted aroma, with milk chocolate notes. Flavor is very strong roasted, light to medium sweet, light coffee bitter. Aftertaste is medium long and has pleasant chocolate and coffee notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Great complex stout.
jamaty (1246) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negra, opaca. Espuma abundante al servir, luego queda en poco. Aroma muy marcado, ahumado, tabaco. Compleja en boca, al principio tira ma a chocolate y frutal, llenando el paladar. Luego evoluciona a un final ultraseco donde vuelve a salir el tabaco. Es jna buena cerveza, aunque puede resultar arisca, incluso para iniciados. Habria que comparar con la stout normal,excelente.
MiP (14454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
KØ15. Roasted aroma, fruity and slightly jammy. Black colour. Very small tan head. The flavour is fruity with a slightly roasted note. Has a mild chalky note which goes well with the roasted and fruity notes.