vulcanmeister (196) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from 330ml bottle nearly black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, and light earthy notes. Very low carbonation sweet roasty finish.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Black with a small light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roast, chocolate, a bit of coffee, slightly acidic and a light smoky touch. Bittersweet flavor, roast, with a smoky note, chocolate, a bit of coffee and a drier finish with some bitterness. Rounded mouthfeel.
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan had on it. Nose is fairly roasty, with some dark fruit and licorice elements I usually associate with a Russian Imperial Stout. Taste is roasty and a bit more bitter than I usually prefer in a stout. Dry. OK, but nothing remarkable.
LorenSommelier (19) - Oaxaca, MEXICO - MAY 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color café oscuro y saturado, turbia. cabeza densa, de burbuja pequeña y tersa, color tostado. Aroma a caramelo, toffe, café, malta, pan de centeno. Cuerpo medio, amargor bajo, fresca y dulzona.
vipinvelp (2139) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with small lacing light brown foam head. Aroma is liquorice, candy, some coffee there too. Taste is pleasant, roast, coffee, some light bitter. Smooth feeling in mouth. Aftertaste is turning towards the sweet again. Interesting stout. (Madrid 201405)
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Well, I’m not going to over-analyze this but I will say that I was expecting a shitty brew and was pleasantly surprised. This a not bad stout, a tad sweet, but nicely roasty and creamy.
mrmartin (667) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear black pour with thin tan head. Nose is Faintly roasted malts. Slighty oily watery body. Watery coffee notes. flat yet creamy roasted finish.
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very unique stout. Very dry and smokey. Black body and foamy tan suds. No aftertaste. This might be my first Japanese stout.
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Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Smoky malt aromas. Rich and dark looking, but lightish body. Espresso, salty bitterness, soy sauce aftertaste. Not much sweetness or richness. A little underwhelming.
stantheman (647) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 330 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A very dark, not quite black beer, with a bit of tan head. Heavily roasted malts on the nose. On the tongue there are obvious coffee overtones, but cocoa requires imagination. No fruit or hop noted. Slightly sweet, compared to, say, Guinness. A pleasant and very well balanced stout, but not exciting.