Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml brown bolttle. Pours black but slightly transparent with dark tan head that subsided into a ring of fine bubbles leaving a patchy lacing. Roast malt chocolaty aroma. Dark roast malt flavour with a touch of sourness and moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes sweetly with a touch of sourness and light bitterness of dark roast malt and hops. Decent but not memorable.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Black and slightly transparent beer. Aroma is quite chocolately with moderate roasted barley and a bit of chicory. Flavour is slightly sweet, chocolately. Medium bodied with a hoppy and roasty finish.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicous dark beer with a nice thick head at the start. A true stout with a almost woody-smoke smell and a delicous full flavor. It’s a truly delicous South African Stout classic.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Black opaque colour with big brown head. Syrup and roast in aroma. Sweet malty and bitter old coffee in flavour. Very watery. No aftertaste to talk about. One of the worst stouts I’ve had so far.
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can 450ml, produced by Cervejas de Mocambique
Very dark ruby, almost opaque. Creamy brown head. Aroma of burnt sugar and molasses. Roasted malts, vegetables and some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Quite unbalanced stout.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted 23/05/2005. 340ml bottle from Woolworths, Kilbirnie.
Inky black appearance with a touch of read. Crusty, yellow tinted, dark tan head that dissapears but is very lacey. Mild aroma that just hints of toasted grains, leaning a little towards burnt for my liking. Flavour is a mix of bittersweet malts with some milky lactose sweetness showing through. Some grain astringency. Mouthfeel is a bit wimpy and overly carbonated, which detracts significantly from what might be an ok flavour. Not smooth enough to make the average grade.
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black colour, light brown, very unstable head. Weak aroma. Flavour is mild and soft, very weakly chcolaty. Carbonation is slightly high.
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with dark brown cover and not bad lacing. Aroma has a considerable amount of diacetyl butterscotch plus chocolate and sweet toffee malt. The sweetness doesn’t end at the aroma, but it’s not overpowering in the flavour which also contains obvious contributions from chocolate malt and some nondescript fruit notes. Very low bitterness. Medium body and smooth from sweetness with a clean finish. Nice.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong butterscotch diacetyl in the sweet, lactic aroma that only hints at roasted malts. Opaque, dark brown body with amber-brown highlights is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to cover with some nice lacing. Sweet, milky flavour has light vegetal tones and only a hint of roastiness in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and smooth texture. Bottle sampled with asheft and Pitpit at the MontreAlers April meeting.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet stout that is remarkably easy to drink. Very creamy. Pours very dark with a nice thin head and pleasant roasted aroma.