maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Bottled 22/06/13. A black headless beer. Dry and burnt in the mouth. Smoky nose. No massive depth of flavour. It’s a plain dry roasty stout. Score 3.2
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5 and 3.2. Average becomes 3.3
Stuu666 (4034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, light smoke, taste is chocolate, fruity, fizzy.
superspak (2907) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 7/2016. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense brown head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, raisin, plum, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with solid balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. A bit too fruity on the nose, but not bad. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of roasted/earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavor; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Very restrained amount of yeast character in the flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Light-moderate dryness on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very solid dry stout style. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Enjoyit (3496) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with an off white head. An aroma of roasted malt, burnt wood and coffee. A flavor of coffee, roasted malt and burnt.
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, light vanilla, espresso, and light roasted grain. It pours a dark brown with a faint orange glow around the edges of the glass. It has a small beige head that quickly settles to a minimal film outlined by a thicker ring. There is minimal lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light dark chocolate with just a touch of fruit. The finish has some light roasted grains, coffee, a touch of burnt flavors, and tart fruit. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat thin mouthfeel for a Stout.
KatL80 (17) - Britton, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with brown frothy head. Roasted coffee / nutty flavor with chocolaty undertones. Nice stout. I’ll have another.
Grima (2137) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours deep black with a really huge frothy brownish head. Smell has lots of coffee and some sweet chocolate. Starts with sourish roasty malts, chocolate and some yeast. Finish is yeasty-sourish, slight roasty with a hint of chocolate.
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Se si eccettua la dovuta ammirazione per aver scelto nel nome di omaggiare questo stupendo genere musicale, si tratta di una stout molto classica. Corpo leggero e poco denso, tostatura senza eccezionalità aromatiche di sorta. Molto bevebile.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body really black. It smells coffee, roasty-malty, cherry-barrel, roasty. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, coffee, a bit sweet-malty. Ok 11/10/11/10/13/11
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Pours sludgy and muddy, no head worth mentioning. Looks like something you’s use for lubricating heavy machinery. Smells odd, a bit of a menthol aspect. Tastes of blue cheese. WTF?!? Does have some pleasant roasted aspects, but they’re brief and smothered by the flaws, and are ashy at times. Flat and slick palate, with carbonation that highlights the sludginess of the palate. Blue cheese, come on, that’s bad hygiene. One of the worst stouts I’ve ever had. If I was at home, this would be lining the pipes in the kitchen.