Joakgust (1311) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Opaque dark brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, milk chocolate, herbs, oats and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, cappuccino, herbs and oatmeal. Well balanced.
gegwilson (2813) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg in the Brew Dock, Dublin. Pours deep mahogany with a good beige head. Lovely sweet cocoa aroma. The taste starts with light spice and cola before rich chocolate pudding. Nice.
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, smallish bubbly head, very dark brown to black color, aroma of cocoa, pencil sharpnings, dark chocolate and a hint of mud, flavor of carob, mud, toasted almost charred bread, light bodied and a tad bland, but still nice.
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Black. Good aroma of milk chocolate, some roast, and a fruity hint. Sweet flavor with milk chocolate and some roast. Medium-bodied.
humlelala (1273) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from Fine Wines, Galway; BBD: June 12th 2016; L0116) Poured into hotel glass at 18 degrees reveals a pitch black body with two-finger toffee head - big bubbles that seems to recede somewhat quickly leaving film and lace. Aroma is nicely roasted toffee with coffe notes. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a well balanced finish that is more sweet than dry or bitter but the roasting complements it nicely. Flavour is dark and roasted but the lactose balances it well. Very drinkable.
gowdy (963) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste of Kirsty’s at Alfie Byrne’s in Dublin. Very dark. Almost coffee coloured head, which was large to start with.
weark (590) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at BeerMarket Dublin - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse beige qui disparaît assez vite - Au nez des arômes de chocolat, café, malt rôti, mélasse, une pointe de sauce soja - En bouche du chocolat, mélasse, malt rôti, sirop d’érable et café - Corp moyen, amertume légère, bonne carbonation, douce et soyeuse, final douce et chocolat - excellente sweat stout crémeuse un peu sucrée vraiment parfait
Padchenko (229) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Roasted hoppy flavour with some chocolate and coffee. Full of flavour, very drinkable, bitter with some sweetness in the mouth. Medium carbonation. Lovely beer. More please!
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source with the family. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is sharp with some alcohol ufront and notes of roast, cocoa and malt.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brew Dock, Dublin, 28/06/15.
Pitch black with a solid dirty tan head that dissipates but retains, good lacingensues. Let this jjuan site nearly 15 minutes before I raked it and it still looked bo shizzl - solid 5 appearance being offered.
Nose is roast malt, Chocolate, toffee fudge, light coffee, spice trace.
Taste carries light coffee grinds, sweet chocolate fondue, light charr, toffee fudge, trace molasses, dark fruit tickle.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roast.
Solid sweet stout, top draw for style, great balance.