angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 Poured black with lasting, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Was very full-bodied, thick and creamy. The first taste to greet you is the roasted malts and delicious oats. These are backed up by notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee. The bitterness comes out in the finish, which is nicely bitter but not in hop head country. Very smooth and lasting finish. A little dry. This beer was well-balanced, full-bodied, smooth and very, very tasty. In fact, it could very well be the best beer Iíve ever had!
mike_77 (2451) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, silky, creamy texture. Aroma and flavour are very well balanced in terms of bitterness and sweetness. Light hints of coffee, chocolate.
TheShepherds (53) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you like a malty, sweet stout give this a try. For us however, just too sweet. Too much honey/molasses taste for us.
Oogiee (26) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
coffee, roasty, toast, herbs, leather, licorice, vanilla, soy sauce, black, brown, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, slick feel, long finish,
jrodooo5 (696) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big dark stout pour w/ a huge tan frothy head. The aroma is a subtle blend of cocoa & roast. The taste is quite subdued but has just enough flavor to pull this off. The mouthfeel is what makes this beer. Itís very well balanced, light on the tongue, & highly drinkable. Pretty darn good stuff!
allmyvinyl (1120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550ml bottle at home. Pours dark, dark brown, near black but not quite with a thick, long-lasting tan head & nice lacing. Itís a looker! Aromas are more subtle, but chocolate and treacle are there. Taste brings it all out in the open, treacle, liquorice, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Medium body, creamy texture and a long finish. Really enjoyed this.
twb0392 (10) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Obviously, this is a classic. Dark (dark brown/almost black), with a decent head. Taste of chocolate, oatmeal and coffee. Sweeter than an Irish style stout.
Ahrian (6) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zapach dość delikatny, słodowy, z nutą cukru, a nawet cukru trzcinowego i karmelu. Odrobinę czuć też chmiel. Piwo wygląda bardzo ładnie - ciemne, z delikatną, drobną, beżową pianą, ktůra uciekła umiarkowanie szybko. W smaku - niemal perfekcyjne. Delikatnie słodkie, z goryczkowym finiszem - idealny balans. Trochę gęste i przyjemnie wysycone - tak, jak lubię. W Polsce nabyłem za 12 zł - wg mnie to dużo, ale naprawdę warto. Świetne piwo!
BigHoss (151) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12OZ bottle and no head at all. The color is a very dark brown, I smell roasted malts, cooked brown sugar, some coffee and some caramel. I taste all of the same, very smooth and good.
Studentofbrrs (86) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolatey aroma with hint of coffee and oats, really dark appearance with minimal head, hints of coffee on the tongue with a light chocolate finish, very easy finish with good strong taste very enjoyable drinking
klaing (86) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark mahogany with an effervescent head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is wonderful, fragrant burnt sugars with a spicy hop aroma as well. Body is a tad light for the style, but a lovely flavor of raisins and berries followed by a mild but insistent bitterness on the back side. One of the best.
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