gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the Head of Steam, Durham. Pretty much black with a very small tan head. Sweet at first before a big vanilla coffee finish. Woody oaks flavours too. Quite refreshing for a stout.
Chuckaduck (606) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 12/21/12. Poured 12/19/13. There seems to be very little vanilla left here. Pours an oily, opaque brown-black with a thin, bubbly light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast malt, bread, earthy, touch grassy. Taste is chocolate, roast malt, coffee, some oak. Light lacing. Medium-light bodied. Medium-low carbonation. A really nice stout but I’m sure this must be better fresh.
jamestulloch (1050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Jake’s Place. Black body with a thin tan head that slowly fades. Mild aroma of toffee, chocolate, vanilla, furniture polish and treacle. Flavour is incredibly sweet - honey, oat, blackcurrant flavoured Strepsils and milk chocolate. It quickly becomes cloying. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation. A sickly sweet Stout - not my idea of a good time. On the plus, the oak flavour comes through well.
jdb288 (343) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bill’s Olde Tavern. Blackish brown with minimal head. Taste is sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar. Not aggressively sweet. Almost like a scotch ale. Enjoyable.
BrownALEx (246) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with ruby windows and a thick tan head. Sweet bread aroma. Tastes of bread, vanilla and wood. Palate is watery. Overall a decent stout, smooth, but lacks the wallop you’d expect.
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Almost black, frothy brown head, thick. Roasted malty, milk choco, sweetish aroma. Dark chocolate, mild sourness, roastedness, hops coming through the finish. Thin bodied. Quite sweet.
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RexTalionis (2124) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours cola black in color with a bubbly tan head. Sweetish milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee notes in aroma. A bit of sweetish chocolate notes in taste, roasted coffee notes lingers in the back, some burnt wood as well. A bit of earthy notes in finish as well. Bitter chocolate and notes of salty licorice in finish.
Eberndt (133) - - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into goblet. Creamy mouth feel and a Mike coffee aroma. Wife liked it.
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
actually kinda watery for a stout. nice aroma of coffee and a bit of creme brulee. taste is good with dark malts and a bit of brown sugar, but its kind of one dimensional and doesnt have much body on the tongue. its better than no stout at all, but i wouldnt go out of my way for it again.
CardsFan25 (54) - - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical dark stout pour with light tan head. Vanilla and oak aroma. Fairly thin body for a stout, similar to a porter body. Vanilla and malt up front with a molasses and oak finish.