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
oh6gdx (22067) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. More or less pitch black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee, mild roasted notes along with chocolate and some hops. Flavour is toasted, mild toffee, coffee and some chocolaty notes. A bit watery and thin, but otherwise pleasant.
Stuu666 (5796) - 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 (3215) - 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 (3571) - 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 (5424) - Plymouth, 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 (2174) - 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 (933) - - 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 (3428) - 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