dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown/Black in color with ruby highlights and a light tan colored head. Aroma/flavor is of roasted malts, slight chocolate with a touch of sweetness.
mattyhennessy (294) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick tan head that holds. Bitter cocoa and espresso aroma, with some molasses and stonefruity notes. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Feels like silk down the throat. A little smokey flavours to compliment the well-balanced coffee and chocolate bitterness and raisin sweetness. Very difficult to fault
jookos (2091) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black. Nice soft roasty coffee, dark chocolate on nose. Soft body, roasty, slight ashy. Dry bitter. Very flavourful nice.
winto (15) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose: oh my, this is heavenly. brownies, espresso, dates, figs, licorice. like a refined version of old rasputin
palate: ...and the fat lady gagged! well, not quite, but this is very roasty, very hoppy, very bitter. think starbucks espresso with pacific nw hops profile. thereís fig and date sweetness underneath, and nuance once you get past the heavy roast but it requires a bit of mental acrobatics to ignore the slamming smoky and herbal bitterness that grabs your throat. finish is like root beer and cigar and heavily oaked wine [iím thinking syrah]. still, itís worth exploring the corners of flavor this offers.
maneliquor (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Five Bar. Pours black with a small, firm tan head. Nose is very coffee forward with mild dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste is dark fruits engulfed in espresso bitterness and fresh coffee. Very brekky stout-like. Has that fullness and coffee focus one would expect in a brekky stout. Kind of like a less sweet Founders BS. Very decent stuff
johnnymusky (222) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GBBF, 2014. Black pour with a beige head. Roast malt, raisin and dark chocolate aroma. Smoke, dark fruit and chocolate flavour. Easy going stout action. I like this.
EdKing (1851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 2014. Opaque very dark brown to black, tan creamy head. Nose is nice roasted malt, dark chocolate, expresso coffee, creamy body and all nicely balanced. Taste is smooth chocolate, black coffee, roasted malt. Smoothly balanced and in harmony.
Niall73 (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at GBBF. Pours a very dark ruby/browm black with a tan head. Lightly sweet vanilla milk chocolate aroma (reminds me of sam smith choc organic). Light to medium body, Light bitter coffee, light dark chocolate, a touch of citrus hops initially then you get a ton of it - lemon, pine, grass and choccy lime. Smooth initially though. A decent beer, lots of citrus hops for a stout. A bit messy.
DearBeer2013 (48) - - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like a Russian Imperial Stout, but more mellow..........................................
hank37 (44) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dirty brown with copperish tinges on the outside of the glass. Aromas toasty, cooking, with some sweet smell Iím unable to discern. Moderately carbed, it has flavours of choc, raisins and a brown sugar hint. Hops are more obvious than in traditional stout.