AleTsar (1338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bon Vivant, Edinburgh 051112
Black, thin bubbly tan head, some lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, touch of soft sweet chocolate malts, some dark malts
Taste - roasted malts, dark cola, some chocolate, touch of dark toffee
Palate - medium carb, thin to medium body, bit too fizzy. Finish - lingering fairly dry light bitter roast
Overall - OK stout but a little thin and fizzy
Cantabrian (385) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black ale, very well behaved in the glass, with a decent head to be happy about. Oily look, but medium body. Aromas of roasted malts and some fruit behind a strong alcohol scent. Tastes strong (alcohol and roasts) and dry. Bitterness with the charred flavours linger for a while. Unanimity among a large group on beer connoisseurs and beginners. A 4-stars stout!
gcuthber (1) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bloody good drop this. Looks like oil, tastes like heaven. What does Palate mean anyway? Just gave that a 3.
zimbo (332) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definition problem here. Bottle nose has moderate well balanced roastiness and sweetness and it pours a reasonable but short lived big rocky tan head. Glossy black to the eye it has reasonable depth with an effervescent start on the palate which leads to a pretty hollow middle. Thin, not watery, but it needs more content and individuality.
Bygers (279) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l. A black pour with a mostly diminishing tan head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit greeted the nose. The taste is an overriding smoky sweetness initially followed by hints of coffee and dark chocolate culminating in a very bitter aftertaste. There were also some pleasant sour notes on the finish. Medium-light and moderate carbonation.
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pmuzz (266) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very average stout. It looks ok, however, it has no body and lacks any really flavour.
andregoncalves (568) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cervezalandia. Dark color with medium brown head. High carbonation. Low to medium bitterness. Chocolate, coffee, smoke aroma.
Cristobal37 (101) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
After drinking Fosters you may be thinking that you should just give up on Australian beers. Then comes Coopers to make everything alright again. Real quality stout. Roasted malts and rich body. Real decent Stout.
CitrusP (47) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best value stout going round in Australia in my opinion. Really nicely balanced stout that has a pleasant fruitiness that cuts through the heavy malt backing, smells good, looks good, tastes good. Bargain beer.
LesArgen (131) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma has a pleasant flavour of licorice to it (unlike the overwhelming aniseed of the Bootleg Oatmeal Stout I rated last night), plus a little coffee and spice, and quite a lot of alcohol. Itís in the tasting that this beer really shines. Thereís coffee and a little chocolate and toast, but itís nicely balanced by a suprising amount of grapefruity hops, and that alcohol is much better disguised.