FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
9.6 ounce bottle- Okay, I have to admit my first thought was a stout? From Jamaica? From Red Stripe? Gonna be a loser...until I tried it! Poured out an opaque walnut brown with a moderate khaki head with excellent lacing. Aroma was dark fruit with heavy alcohol. Taste was strong dried cherries and a mellow sweetness. Palate was slightly on the thin side but exceptionally smooth. A Jamaican stout in my top 10? Who wouldíve thunk it?
beeebon (181) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is now back in my local Tesco. Drinkable stout although rather sweet and sticky, doesnít really feature any of the aspects I associate with this type of beer.
cattaneopapa (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
300ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Scarborough, ON. 7.5 alc. / vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with one finger of tanned head. Flavour is much better than the aroma. Notes of coffee and peaches with a metallic finish. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma of rusty iron.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at GBBF í14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with moderate tan edgeing.
Nose is earthy roast, cocoa powder, brown bread, dark druit.
Taste comprises light roast, cocoa, bitter chocolate, grain, toffee, dark malt.
Medium bodied, moderate carboantion, semi drying close.
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at GBBF 2014. Poured a very, very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of malt, berries and dark rum. Treacle in the flavour, with honeycomb and a good measure of roasted malt. Finish was burnt sugar, port and stem ginger.
Hanoi (395) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is muted, sugar, lactose, malt. Taste is typical West Indian Stout; very sweet, brown sugar, milk, cola, coco. Mouthfeel a touch thin. Itís a nice example of the regionís drinks, but I will always find them too sweet.
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
284ml bottle from local supermarket. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, corn, brown sugar. Flavour is very sweet with malts, and brown sugar. Medium body, and slightly watery.
minutemat (1633) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from a random London off-license. Seen this so many times on the shelves of London corner shops and ignored it looking for more interesting beers. Today for reasons I still donít know my curiosity got the better of me. And itís not actually that bad. Sweet malt aroma, taste is dark treacle, chocolate, dark fruits and a milkiness lurking behind the shadows. Perfectly fine and drinkable but wonít win any prizes.
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Dark brown color, small to average sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasty, sweeter than I expected, slightly a touch of liquorice. Average to medium body and carbonation. Meh, donít really like it.
Erzengel (2608) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle found in London. Smooth intense beginning. Quite viscous, intense caramelly. The mainpart is malty, bitter-sweet, smooth, nice. The aftertaste is long, malty-smooth, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, very intense and thick. Not too bitter. Nice!
Alengrin (1719) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic foreign stout with a dragon on the label. Dark beige foam with reddish hue, thick and lacing, relatively stable; colour a very dark ruby red, near to black, clear. Aroma of cassis, figues, walnuts, whisky, brown sugar, peat, pear syrup, coffee grounds. Taste begins with a restricted sweetness, medium carbonation, turning deeply malty (chocolate, nuts) with dried and candied fruits, light sourishness, ending in a light but sufficiently powerful roasted coffee bitter, though the caramelly, mellow sweetness keeps dominating the whole flavour trail. Interesting and well-balanced, I could have this any day.