Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.11.15. Ebony. Brown head and lacing. Dark berries and molasse in aroma and taste.
Holmen1 (4816) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske fra lokal grønnsakhandler på Muswell Hill, delt med Ovesen: brunsvart med tett lysebrunt skum. Søtlig aroma av mørke bær og molasse. Smaken likeså, det er lett å kjenne at de har vært rundhåndet med bruken av sirup og sukker. Humlen prøver (forgjeves) å holde sødmen i sjakk.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, pours cola brown black, small bubbly head. Sweet caramel malts, drinking chocolate powder, cherries and dark fruits. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Very sweet with little hop bitterness, sticky sweet aftertaste. Basic flavours but drinks OK if a bit sweet.
Frothmeister (727) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2015 300ml bottle. Pours black with a one finger head of clumsy tan bubbles. On the nose, alcohol, raisin, light cocoa, and light grape juice notes. If you blindfolded me and told me to guess what style this was from smell, I would guess something in the bock family. Taste wise, thin and sweet with coffee and more concorde grape notes that lead into light ash, sweet coffee, dried fruit, and very light bitterness in the finish. Not much about this screams "stout". It’s like a stout designed for cola lovers, right from the cloying taste to the stumbling carbonation. Very disappointing stuff.
crazy_cat_lady (384) - - JUL 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at beerbistro. Sweet chocolate, raisin and plum aromas. Very smooth mouth feel. Pitch black with grey-white head. Lighter than I thought it would be based on the aroma. Quite nice.
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. this pitch black brew has almost zero carbonation and has a tan to brown head. Dragon Stout has an excellent semi sweet coffee flavor and goes down extremely smooth. I would love to have another one!!!
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sheffield  BBE 21/11/14
Black, ruby edges, huge tan head
Aroma - Light nose, dark sugars, no roast
Taste of bery soft roast, dark sweet malts, soft dark caramel, simple flavours, no complexity, easy flavours
Palate - Soft carb, medium body but bit thin for abv, quite silky, sweet palate. Alcohol is so well hidden. Finish as main flavour, dark sweet malt linger
Overall - Got for a quid retrieved from a bargain bin. Very easy going for the abv. The whole is better than the individual parts (aroma, taste, palate etc.)
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is burnt toast, caramel, champagne yeast and hints of alcohol and muscovado sugar. Taste is caramel, toffee, mild coffee, vanilla fudge and hints of muscovado sugars and alcohol. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit sweet and slightly alcoholic for its strength, but by far the worst stout I’ve had.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From my backlogg:
Sample at GBBF 2014. Black beer with an brown head. Malty dark chocolate a bit sourish aroma. Malty vanilla chocolate flavour.
Falcon1 (2) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark in colour creamy head, strong stout taste with hints of treacle , smooth warming aftertaste. Overall well rounded stout. Worth trying.