DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the rake De La Senne tasting, numerous samples. Alround rating: Roasty chocolate malt, clear roasted barley character, theres some hop notes, herbal and grassy touch resinous, a bit of candy sugar like sweetness(though he said theres not any in it) balances it out and makes it very drinkable. Good carbonation.
Eructoblaster (3475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark brown (almost black) body with low carbonation and a thick beige foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and chocolate hints. Taste carries roasty notes and ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish. Enjoyable.
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An enjoyable stout; light, nut flavor and a nice lace and clean finish. Though I tend to enjoy heavier/fuller stouts I wouln’t hesitate to have a second. A good "gateway" stout.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Skinnyviking. Beige, creamy head. Cloudy, dark-brown in appearance. Dry, roasted malts and grain in aroma and flavour. Notes of sweet caramel. Some acid yeast to the ending that prevent it from getting too sweet. Actually, quite well balanced. Medium bodied. OK (København, 13.05.2009).
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola pour, low head, lots of lace, clinging bubbles. Fruity aroma. Fizzy, with a tasty alcoholic and nutty flavor. Very fizz for a stout, with a bitter winy taste, very good.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting pour- from the bottle, looks more like a middling dark amber; in the glass, shows the more typical dark opaque stout blackness. Nothing Especially menacing, but average- dark, opaque black, some brown highlights around the edges, thin light tan head that leaves a long lasting layer and some decent lacing. Interesting nose- heavy roasted malts- with some dark fruity notes, and some light boozy phenols. Flavor deviates from the nose a fair amount... big, heavy roasted grainy malts, and a hefty dose of milky lactic sharpness. Light fruity bitterness. Interesting blend of flavors, but said flavors don’t really blend well. Palate is full and rich, though with a tad bit more carbonation than I’d like. Overall- very interesting, if untraditional stout. Flawed, but good qualities overshadow said flaws.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pretty disappointing. The nose is thin and lackluster, with astringent black malts and a touch of milk. The flavor shows a hint of coffee up front, but is almost pure astringency through the entire body, only in the finish does it gain some redeeming qualities and complexity. A drinkable body is again blocked by the astringency.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown liquid with a expansive aged canvas colored head. Aromas of grass, weak coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Just seems a bit green in scent. Sweet roasted malt in the front. Maple syrup and caramel in the middle. Quite thin in body, but not enough to be less than average. Stout flavors with a light lager feel. Dry finish with a bit of tar. A summer day type of stout, actually after a bit of thought, reminds me of a schwartz.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle from Roybeer Milano into pint glass. Small two finger beige head that quickly diminished after the initial pour. Very dark ruby red color with muted roasted aroma and slightly sweet malty notes. This was an uninteresting beer from first pour - not much going on in the aroma, flavor or palate, frankly surprised by the 3.0+ ratings on this stout. Stouts everywhere would be disappointed in this rendition of a classic.
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Nose of roast malt and lots of poop. Flavor is somewhat roasty, with some coffee and more poop. Poopier than the weasel poop beer I crushed a few weeks ago. Not pleasant, but it has its moments I guess.