Erasmus_ro (1132) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Bottle, thanks M. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Big-bubbled, small, beige head. Aroma is roasted with some liquorice and coffee. Dark breadiness. Taste much of the same. Dark bread controls more with some dark fruitiness. Palate is light, not much carbonation. An alright quaffer, but not memorable in anyway.
kingstoni (1265) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, near black. Medium thin frothy beige head. Medium mild, sophisticated aroma of roasted malt, hops and lemon. Dry texture. Fruity finish with licorice. Slick feel.
liinis (1467) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I expected more of this, stingy carbonation even as I let it in the glass a while. Toasted and bitter chocolate
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, salty licorice and some herbs. Flavour of roasted malts, herbs, chocolate, bitter coffee and bread. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Needs a heavier body, now this is just too thin.
daniele (4755) - ITALY - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scura discreta schiuma media persistenza tostature caffe lieve cioccokata nota luppolata piuttosto fresca secca amaro medio non molto corpo luppolo ben bilancia il malto rimanendi piuttosto fresca
laiti (4788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. BBE 28.04.2014
Aroma has chocolate, some tar and distant peaty notes. Also some English hops, hints of hay and ash. Flavour has English hops, toffee, chocolate, ash, peat and some slightly salty licorice. Finishes with herbs. Smooth, althouth slightly watery palate. Decent.
TET (1396) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A colabrown beer with an almost medium and beige head. Aroma is quite mild and simple, roastiness, chalk and hint of fruityness. Taste is dry and roasted, some chalk, hint of coffee. Quite light bodied, low carbonation. Not very convincing beer, too mild and simple.
stravale (1801) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco Formby 210113
Black, thin ruby edges, nice frothy rich tan head, good lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, light chocolate, bit yeasty, dab of spicy hop
Taste - dark roasted malts, soft coffee and chocolate, touch of burnt crust, touch of dark fruits, not that complex
Palate - medium carb, thin to medium body, not as smooth as I expected for an oatmeal stout but texture fairly oily and quite creamy. Finish - roasted malts, some coffee grounds, bitter chocolate
Overall - Fairly bitter roasted stout, not that complex in the bottle, prob better on cask
Svesse (5786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 24 Nov 2012) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, dark chocolate, ashes and toasted oats. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, hints of ashes, toasty oats and a roasty bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, quite dry. Nice one.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half-pint, hand-pulled at the Firs Club, Codsall on 17 Nov 2012.
Very dark body: almost black in colour, with a good, deep biege/tan head of foam.
The nose and taste were simular, dark chocolate and ground coffee being the main flavours I found. medium bodied for the style, neither rich or watery, just about right. The beer finishes with a mild bitterness that sets the mouth off towards a hop dryness and you wanting another gulp of the brew.