tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a big stout fan, but this is a cracker. Simple and perfectly executed without trying to cram a rainbow of flavours in. Coffee, smoke and then more coffee. Ashtray is actually a decent deScription, but in a nostalgic way, remembering those smokey parties back in the day
CacheManyHose (499) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Matt and Christian before lunch with Chingyi. Dark brown-black, beige head with thick bubbles. Smells of roasted malt, bitter coffee, chocolate, faint smokiness, moderate hop. Taste is similar - moderate to heavy burnt malt balanced by significant bitterness, with a more citric finish. Body is light. Not bad, fairly heavy burnt/roast flavour but complemented with some sweetness and bitterness. Body could be thicker.
HKdIPA (567) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Bottle Shop at home before Malaysia. Light black/brown pour with white/tan fluffy frog eyed head. Aroma is roasted malt and wet coffee and hops. Not bad. Taste follows. Quite bitter - both coffee and some slight fruit hops. Lasting wet (sour?) bitter finish. Nice. Light palate.
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this poured from a 12oz can in hotel room in Hong Kong last night for New Year's Eve. Was hammered and barely remember it - but I think I liked it. Helpful rating here.
ALLOVATE (2770) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Cola black with a touch of deepest brown in the shallows. Tannish tight foam holds for the length and laces well. Twiggy charred bark, burnt and bitter spent coffee beans, damp swamp weeds and topsoil on the nose. Down and out dry Stout on the palate. Chalky, pasty, relatively smooth with a light spritz up front. Medium light bodied. A lot of ’burnt’ going on. Charred wood, burnt sugar and heavily roasted coffee bean make it a bitter ale. Too much edge without balance or harmony. Very dry, mildly astringent and drawing on the saliva glands. A little too harsh for a second glass. Didn’t enjoy this one. (33cL can, BB 25/02/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can from Beer Cartel 151215. This beer is as black as midnight with an aroma of licorice and vanilla. Full flavoured with a long strong finish that fills the mouth with a smooth creamy velvetness.
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackish with a decent off white head. Cocoa, ash, roasty aromas, taste is similar with a little espresso bitterness and creamy finish
Choos (698) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stupidly over carbonated 5% pour into a wet glass filled it with semi solid head
Aroma: lightly floral hop with good mocha
App: black from clear dark brown, off white head with huge amount of sudsy lacing
Flavour: big mocha and evident bitterness
Palate: long mocha and malt finish, thick mouthfeel
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Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet Mo i Rana. Svart. Middels høyt mokkafarget skum som raskt blir film. Bra aroma av kaffe & lakris. Smaken røstet malt med en viss syrlighet. Blir veldig tørr etter hvert. Litt bunnfall.
ByTheBeer (7) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tar black with a persistent foamy tan head. Medium-heavy body, medium bitterness with slightly sweet, burnt chocolate flavour and aromas, and a toasty coffee finishing note.