BeerLuvver (74) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours filtered black with brown frothy head. Very little scent. Taste is sweet stout and tastes artificial and weak. Hint of roasted malts but sweetners take over. Very low hops and slight bitterness but again caramel takes over. About the only dark beer I managed to find in Portugal on holiday. Did prefer this over most of the other beers. Very small variety available though.
Theydon_Bois (12872) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at my hotel in Cascais - April ’12.
Pours a mid black colour with a tan brown head that soon departed. Reddish/Brown when held to the light.
Not a lot doing on the nose ! A touch of roasted malt and maybe, just maybe some fruit !!!
Sweet malty in taste not a lot else.
Carbonation OK - easily drinkable and a change from the low grade lagers on offer, but never going to set the world alight. If that were the case this would be a suitable stout to put the fire out!!!
Cunningham (5738) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a light beige head. Mild chocolate and roasted aroma. Rich but still a mild flavour. Chocolate, vanilla and some roasted malt flavour.
[Bottle from local grocery store in Lisboa, Portugal]
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with some light creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts. Caramel, coffee in flavor, roasted malts also. Light coffee finish. Drinkable, but not so powerful.
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Paid 4.89 Euro for a six pack of 330 cl. Bottle in Praia De Victoria, Azores.
Real dark black in color with beige, soapy head. Spotty lace down the mug. Average carbonation. Nice nose of mild roasted and chocolate malt.
Taste is caramel sugar, chocolate malt and a light coffee finish. Molasses notes. Very thin body. To the point of being watery. Short roasted finish. You for sure need to think of this as a Dunkel, really not a stout. That being said, it is drinkable and doesn’t have any major flaws. Ok.
OllieBBommel (1269) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@holiday. Cream colored foam head, shrinking. Dark brown color. Aroma sweet, hops, some roasted malt. Taste mild, some bitter, some roasted malt. Palate refreshing, not lasting. Overall not a real stout, but worth trying
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to black-colored with a medium beige-light brown head. Malty aroma with toasted bread, caramel, some roastiness and coffee notes. Sweet caramelly flavor, somewhat sugary, with some vegetal notes, chocolate hints and light sourish touches. Finishes drier with a faint roasty note. Medium-bodied. OK.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark red-brown, opaque, off white bubbly head. Sugared coffee aroma, a little roast but too faint to mention, really. Tastes softly bitter, somewhat artificial. Light-to-medium body, carbonated, a little roast in the finish.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a terrible beer by Portuguese standards. Calling it a true stout is a bit of stretch, but it has a medium body, dark color, and a sweetish, coffee flavor. Tried in Portugal during my trip with Kent and Dave in 2012.
Hamingjur (1) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
As good as stout should be, nothing fancy just a pure stout, nice bitter after taste with a smooth feel