ciaranc (577) - Dublin, - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown, thin tight tan head. Toasted malt nose. Flavour follows the nose. Smooth, slightly slick mouthfeel. Lovely texture, quite light. Finish is more roasted malt. Minimal hops. Well balanced.
Pooper (3) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful bottle conditioned stout. Don?t forget to leave the dregs in the bottle. Nice and complex. Better if left to unchill a little if taking from the fridge.
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. High fluffy light brown body. Pitch balck body. Coffee choccolate liquorice aroma. Coffee liquorice roasted malt flavor with little bitterness, actualyy it feels quite watery. Low carbonation, short finish.
Vinx (39) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colore nero intenso, abbondante schiuma beige compatta. All’olfatto principalmente pane, lievito, nocciola, caramello, vaniglia e frutti di bosco in lontananza. Consistenza cremosa e vellutata, carbonazione appena percettibile. Gusto pieno e deciso, piacevolmente amaro con importanti note di caffè tostato e nocciola. Il retrogusto è particolarmente duraturo.
elbernays (204) - IRELAND - JUN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of wood, hints of chocolate. Taste of the wood which lingers in the mouth after swallowing. Creamy and full bodied. Pour pure black with off white head. Head stays as it went down. Very low carbonation but it was there. Not bad.
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is great, the body black. It smells roasty, coffee, balanced. The taste is roasty, intensive darkmalty-coffee, cacao aromatic, malty. Balanced and tasty, delicious. 13/13/12/13/13/13
Booties (1) - IRELAND - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the brewery -
Pours black with a tan head.
Roasty/chocolate aroma with hints of smoke.
Complex flavor with a mixture of coffee, chocolate and hop bitterness with a slightly smoky finish.
Light body, great mouthfeel.
Equally good as a partner with food, a session beer or a drink by the fireplace. As close to dry stout perfection as you can get
Creedence (222) - Cork, IRELAND - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle with my dinner at Market Lane. Pours a charcoal colour with a big tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate, oak and a hint of red berries on the nose. Light chocolate sweetness with a good and strong smoked bitterness. Smoky finish, pretty lively carbonation for a stout, but still retains a full body. Lovely beer overall.
ruigo (614) - PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
When I poured it I thought it was more thick and heavy but when I first tasted I realized it is very smooth and light stout. Something you can actually drink during a meal.
Bierkrug (1968) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle at the Temple Bar in Dublin. Is a dark black with a fine tan head. Aroma is sweet charcoal and coco. Taste is much the same but very intense. Palater ends dry and bitter. ok
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black Rock Stout pours pitch black with a creamy, thick beige head. The head persists and also leaves behind a coating on the sides of the glass. The aroma of coffee and roasted malt come with a touch smoke. The flavor brings to mind coffee, roasted malt and cocoa. There’s a hint of sweetness and black licorice in the background. The finish is dry with the taste of roasted coffee lingering behind. A thick and creamy mouthfeel completes the picture.