jjsint (652) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Bottle @ home. Not black - more like darkest possible indigo - with plentiful carbonation and a quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma reveals liquorice, burnt oak, forest berries and alcohol. Sweet taste, threatens to overwhelm but doesn’t. Slightly drier finish rounds off a damn fine experience. Maybe not the most ingenious recipe, but what an exciting discovery.
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Malty aroma and some hints of fruit.....overall the aroma is pretty subtle
Taste: very fruity flavor with some roasty / hoppy finish. Some alcohol bite on finish aswell.
Appearance: very dark ambe rwith thick lace head with very good retention.
mike_77 (2976) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour are very sweet. Lots of sugar in this one. Far too sweet.
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Almost black color with some ruby notes with a nice tan head.
Aroma: Sweet dark malty and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet with a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Sweet dark malty, mild coffee and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Decent stout. Although a bit to sweet.
Personal stats: Bottle from a local grocery store in London, England.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red/brown. A sweet kick at the start with a surprising bitter after taste but it is also quite two toned it tastes artificially sweet and also thin. Not for me
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas liquorice dark chocolate spicy like the flavours sweet malt rich chocolate liquorice anise note berries the corn syrup very good pleasing rich taste this stout the finish sweet malt spicy to tangy like taste very good on palate a sweet tasting stout goes down well
cargo150 (535) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière noire avec un col beige mousseux. Nez de malt grillée légèrement chocolat. En bouche c’est une stout assez ordinaire, malt grillé,chocolat. Bière assez sec, pas une mauvaise bière mais rien de nouveau.
OwainTurner (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from supermarket. Very nice indeed. A little weak on the aroma but taste is well balanced if a little sweet.
Scopey (6242) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. It pours black with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, molasses, sugar, soft roast, toast and some soy sauce. The taste is sweet roast, treacle, molasses, caramel, toasty, cardboard, alcohol, umami character and cheap plain chocolate with a boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Far from elegant. No real depth of flavour. So-so.
tompete (207) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with reddish edges. Head is fast disappearing and light brown. Aroma of cheap sugar and malt. Flavour is sweet with caramel and roast. Finish is slightly astringent with dark grains and a hint of alcohol.