Enjoyit (2912) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black of color with an off white head. An aroma of coal, burnt malt, cold coffee and weak soy sauce. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee, coal and burnt.
jmgreenuk (1278) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep dark mahogany with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is malty and of sour fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, the sour fruit is there too along with some yeast, and spicy hops. The palate is a little watery. A stout? It reminds me of a black IPA.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
Brewed 3 Mar 2010
Bottled April 2010
The beer is chestnut brown with an enormous tan head that encompasses most of the snifter after decanting only a couple ounces. As the foam gradually recedes, it leaves a thick sheet of lacing in its wake.
The aroma offers malt, biscuits, bread. It definitely smells like it was brewed in the English style.
The flavor is just eh...even a bit off. The finish brings a light astringency that seems to linger, discouraging me from partaking in further sips. Also, this doesn’t taste like an English stout. While I respect the fact that style guidelines are often blurred these days, as brewers and breweries become more exploratory and creative, I have at least a mild expectation to taste an English stout when I pour an English stout into my glass.
The feel is light bodied. While the low alcohol and thin body might make this sessionable, the off flavors and odd nature of the beer prevent this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2012
DutchDrebus (2261) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just found this old rating from the time before I really took notes. Brown colour. Smells coffee, chocolate. Thin body.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100930.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, some dark ripe fruits and toasted malts. Flavor of dark chocolate, toasted malts, caramel and some hops. A bit too thin-bodied though.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 04.09.2010
Aroma has roasted notes, chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavour has coffee, chocolate and some licorice. Rather good and rich for this ABV.
gyllenbock (2963) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black with a medium tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee, some roasted malt and chocolate. Bitter and with some sour notes. Thin body. Drinkable but a bit boring.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30th October 2010
Very dark brown opaque beer. Small light tan head. Light palate, dry. Dark malt - light and tangy. Trace amounts of coca cola and smoke. Whisper of tangy fruit. Dry finish. Very light stout. Okay.
TheJestersBeer (1665) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a really dark brown, with a beige head.
Roasted aromas, malt, ashes, rye bread, hops, mint, chocolate.
Light bodied, dry, low bitterness, lively CO2.
Surprisingly thin taste, roasted, yeasty, slightly acidic, coffee, ashes. Thin and watery.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a light black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with light dry bitter notes and lightly sweet undertones. Taste is a nice drinkable mix between some roasted malt with light lactose notes and a medium dry finish with light coffee notes. Body is quite light which was to be expected considering the low ABV with some good carbonation. Session-style stout is not a style I usually dig but this was an interesting and very drinkable example.