h0ppingmad (98) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Salt House in Galway, pours black with a thin off-white creamy head. Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, and malts. Great taste that is sweet, malty, creamy, slight caramel, with a smooth finish. Full body and light carbonation.
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts and biscuit. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, decent finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon.
Appearance - opaque black with an olive sheen. Nice crema head.
Nose - soggy cereal and light nutty chocolate.
Taste - tasty chocolate, crunchy biscuit.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - a solid example of the style.
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense toasted malts, filter coffee, dark chocolate. Black, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Dark chocolate, toasted malts, sweet filter coffee, molasses, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Sweet Stout, well-balanced, nice aroma and palate. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
chrisv10 (15189) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate caramel, lacto and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, lacto, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.
Scrumpy369 (445) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in ireland. Pitch black colour, medium brown head. Nose is cafe de leche. Taste is low sweetness, low bitterness. Hint of coffee. Sou sticky aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice, just don’t like the sourness.
sevefan (11) - IRELAND - JUL 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from KWM Wines Kilkeel.
Slightly on the watery side with a sweet smokey tobacco coffee mix. Good fizz on the pour with a toffee coloured head that quickly disappears.
Easy to drink sweet tasting stout. If only it had a greasier mouth feel.
flying_pig (1410) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on keg at The Salt House, Galway, Ireland (€5):
This one was a very nice first beer from the Galway Bay Brewery & one that I was happy to have tracked down after much searching in the city’s bars that day. The beer was a very well-balanced, smooth offering that started with quite a lot of chocolate flavours coming through & a decent amount of sweetness too; an excellent stout & one that I’d be happy to go back to in the future.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate is topped with roastiness and mild vanilla in this intelligent Milk Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the blackness.
-This is not a vanilla mess, for once. A dessert Stout you can actually drink because it stills tastes like Stout AND the dosage of the adjuncts is just.
-Drinkability is high.
-Mouthfeel is expectedly rich despite the 4.5% abv, but the roastiness cuts into the sugar nicely.
-Dosage is perfect. Never got tired of the chocolate and lactose. Great pint of Stout.
-If they ever offer through on nitrogen, it’s going to make a killing, methinks...
hansvf (679) - - JUL 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Topzwart, prima schuim, heerlijke geur met veel chocola. Smaak is daarna wat minder, er zit er iets bij dat me niet zo smaakt.