maeib (8041) - 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. Itís a plain dry roasty stout. Score 3.2
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5 and 3.2. Average becomes 3.3
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - 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 eccezionalitŗ aromatiche di sorta. Molto bevebile.
kiwianer (2916) - 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 (8107) - 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 youís 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 theyíre 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, thatís bad hygiene. One of the worst stouts Iíve ever had. If I was at home, this would be lining the pipes in the kitchen.
VastActiv (1618) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l at Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Colour is small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Some weird sourness and dryness.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Brum. Black pour with a restrained tan head. Roast and dark choc in the nose and flavour. Lively mouthfeel not really in keeping with the style. Dried out towards the finish. Nearly but not quite.
Riccardo76 (43) - - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color caffŤ, scuro, schiuma cappuccino che svanisce quasi subito. Corpo medio, setoso. Carbonazione leggera, beverina. Il Gusto Ť dominato dal torrefatto, ancora perÚ presente la nocciola, forse piuí da porter. Birra discreta.
Palme (2688) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle @ Amarone. This is a deep dark brown - almost black one with a nice really, no make that everlasting medium sized brownish top. It smells really nice this! Itís heavy dark and roasted with strong burned coffee, dry licorice, leather and something well-hopped. Iím impressed. It has a strong and perhaps a bit to heavy aggressive carbonation level with a soft light dry mouthfeel. The flavors is in symbioses with the aroma: roasted, dry with loads of cold strong coffee. Ends with a slightly burned roasty both finish and aftertaste. Lightdrinkable with a nice strong flavor profile. 11.01.2013
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. Black beer with a lasting dark beige head. Really interested to see what this is going to be like, a Caribbean stout from Italy. Lots of roast chocolate on the aroma. Roasty in the mouth. In fact mostly roast burnt flavour and chocolate. A little grainy, a little meh. Iím not a great stout fan and there is a bit of bonfire smokiness to it Iím not keen on either. Eeek. OK, but not my thing.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a nice, thick and lightly coloured head. Aroma is nice and very straight forward, with burned malts and coffee. Normal body with a quite thin, almost watery texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with kandi and syrup, as well as some burned malty bitterness and coffee sticking through the finish. Nice, but a bit one dimensional.