Shark_Pants (261) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very, very dark with only faint ruby highlights and small beige head that doesn’t last long. Dark chocolate in the aroma, with earthy hops, some molasses, caramel, a little roasted meat. Taste is between a porter and black IPA and exactly as the smell suggests, with a long dry and ashy finish. Medium bodied and somewhat prickly on the tongue. Good hop-forward porter.
gunnar (5660) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth, light creamy mouthfeel, roasted coffee, some cocoa, resiny bitter finish, nice.
hawthorne00 (2541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strongish stout from the Land of the Long Goodbye after which I will presumably require a Bug Sleep. I’ll stop now. Small growler. Dark brown with a lovely beige head that lasts well. Aroma of sticky bread crusts, milk chocolate, pine, slight but vibrant tropical fruit notes. Was going to say surprisingly vibrant, but they’re all over the taste, pushing mocha and bread into the background. Sweet with quite a lot of piney bitterness at the end. Maybe a bit too much, really. Some Sichaun pepper too. Tasty but not entirely harmonious.
ClubGonzo (4230) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an lovely-looking oily black body with a thick, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is grass, pine, chocolate, mild licorice and hints of coffee and bready malts. Taste is bitter herbs, dark chocolate, cocoa, pine and hints of grass, Medium body and carbonation. Not bad, but very bitter and a bit unbalanced; a bit more sweetness would have suited it better.
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black beer, pours a dense beige head.
Good nose packed full of tropical fruity & spicy hop, with roasted notes of espresso & dark chocolate in the mix.
Full bodied, quite rich, smooth carbonation.
Plenty to enjoy on the palate - chocolate malts, solid hop presence, good bitterness on a long finish.
Solid beer, surely it’s a Black IPA!? Oh well, still good.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a moderate beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Milk chocolate, hints of coffee, savoury nutty notes and faint floral hops make up the aroma. Mild spice hops up front give way to black coffee and cocoa in the mid-palate. Nutty notes give the finish a pleasantly savoury feel. This is not the most groundbreaking stout around, but it is pretty enjoyable nevertheless, and quite good on a rainy night.
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE. shared with RW. Black as with small brown head & the aroma of Worcestershire sauce. Taste was faint coffee & just burnt/roasted malts, with a quick & easy finish.
Bottle sourced Cellarbrations Capel
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
East of Everything ontap (17-Jul-2014) Sweet malt herbal aroma.Medium sweet malt herbal flavour.Rounded herbal finish&veg aftertaste.
JMStringer (19) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from regional. Nice art. Not much to report. More subtle than other GP beers I have sampled. A pretty user friendly stout; rich with very low key hints of choc and coffee.
StevieT (735) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours black with a rich coffee chocolate aroma, super smooth, bitter dark chocolate hints, give it a try.