maeib (8582) - 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
Enjoyit (3447) - 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 (4607) - 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 (14) - 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 (2072) - 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 (720) - - 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 (3317) - 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 (9007) - 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.
VastActiv (2574) - 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 Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Some weird sourness and dryness.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - 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.