Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I made this assessment based upon a measure poured off tap from Casselís. I waited for it to warm up from the over-cold gas pour and saw that it was black with ruby notes in the dimple of the glass. Aromas came forth of raisin and plum sauce, inedible cherry but still it was too cold. I tasted (said Hemmingway), it was cold and it was like Renaissance Elemental Porter, a beer I LOVE. It had the berry and plum with touches of coffee, red plums and coffee. An understated stout but immediately drinkable until you get to the point where you canít drive, canít speak properly and canít engage third gear on your legs. My best advice is to lower the alcohol. Please?
waiake (464) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from bottle great stout this poured not quite solid black with lasting laciness tastes more & better than it smells smooth & bitter with coffee chocolate malt hops & fruity flavours without any being too dominant & the alcohol barely noticeable
Hop_Hedonist (333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth easy drinker - quite light on the tongue despite the abv - tastes familiar but one taste and thereís no way Guiness will ever be acceptable again.
mikeyo1 (438) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a red/brown liquid with a stable and creamy beige head. Dry and a bit sweet roasted and malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, coffee, charcoal, leather, dark chocolate. Taste is bitter and roasted with some sour wet charcoal notes. Taste has coffee, leather, some nicely balancing maltiness, caramel and dark fruits. Dry texture and small mouth feel, medium carbonation with sharp bubbles. Aftertaste is dry with lingering charcoal, dark chocolate, tart roastiness, leather and licorice. Some warming alcohol in background. Lasting coffee bitterness.
Patersoi (61) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours oily with a thick tan head that completely dissipates. Flavour is bitter, front, middle and end of palate and no follow through to balance it off.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gunnfryd (12610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 201214. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma i burned, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is burned, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, citrus. Nice beer.
GlassBrass440 (295) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly opaque black with a brown head that lingers for ages. Toast and cocoa powder dominate the aroma with hints of fruity yeast esters and catty hops. Flavour brings dark cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, and toast. The finish is very dry and bitter with a lingering astringency.
Leini (1358) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a medium tan head. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate, followed by some roasted notes. Finishes dry.
Vannerator (23) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewery. Very dark, bitter stout. Plenty of coffee, charcoal, leather and bitter dark chocolate going on. A stout to put hairs on your chest!
tfredvik (1431) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a light brown, long-lived head that ends up as a thin layer, good lacing. Strong aroma of dark roasted malt and coffee, chocolate in the back together with a faint generic fruitiness. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee, sweet caramel, ash and a bit more fruits than in the aroma. Light to moderate sweet taste with a long-lasting moderate to light bitter finish. Close to full body, smooth and a bit dry texture, rather soft carbonation. A nice stout that has more punch than the 7% ABV indicates.
[65 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Holmen2 (1865) - NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botte shared with JMD at HNB 29.04.15. Black. Foamy, dense and persistent pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of black coffee and black malt. Even better taste, balanced with good bitterness and roasted wood. Quite dry.