omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-rating of the new stronger version draught at Stockholm Beer Festival:
Dark black, rich chocolatey aroma. Full bodied, and packed with flavour, coffee and licorice amongst others. Very bitter finish.
Rating of the 5.0% version in 2000:
Dark black. Full bodied. Rather dry, but not as dry as their Black Pearl. Creamy with bitter finish.
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught: Pure black coloured. Head is huge and creamy. Aroma is roasty and coffeish. Flavour is roasted coffee with some toffee accents. Ends up in a faboulous bitterness on the palate. Last long. Definately better than Murphys and Guiness.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very flavourful stout. Tasty creamy head. Bitter with a powerful finish.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 09/08/2001
Black and strong in alcohol. Prominent bitter roast finish.
2 Cask Stillage at the Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester 24/01/2002
Dark coloured with a roast aroma. Slightly bitter lasting finish.
evilempire (149) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good on keg in the pub, superb on cask. full, roasted flavour, deep ruby black colour, hop balance. a classic stout, much missed
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a very good stout. not very heavy. Actually a little refreshingly. Amazing.
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott. Dark black beer with red hints, tan head. Licorice flavours dominate, with coffee and some ripe fruit. Dark and bitter soul, a proper Irish Stout. Seek this one out if you can.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2000
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full body; decent flavour development; smooth palate. This is much better than Guinness.
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a light creamy head. The aroma is smoked and sweet. The flavor is creamy and smoked from a good malt blend. It is very smooth for a smoked stout - great taste which makes it a good beer.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2003)
Very dark with a nice creamy head. Has a sweet aroma. Flavor is a little coffee, and with some bitterness. Salty.