COMRADEJOSH (252) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick creamy head. Taste of toasted malt to the point of burnt toast. Very light carbonation and smooth aftertaste.
arsol (352) - NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter malt, kaffe. Mild bitter kaffesmak og har også en mild bitter avslutning.
terefere (112) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl, label says "Guinness Original 5%". Pours black, average tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of oat, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Taste: smoked malts, charcoal, roasted coffee, some dark chocolate.
melush (25) - SPAIN - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 33 cl. Color negro. Espuma consistente y cremosa. Sabor a malta tostada, cafe
tmzl (64) - SLOVENIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Look: Light pour with big, puffy, thick (small bubbles), gorgeous, mocha head. Has nice, slow retention. Creamy, thick layer stays on top, leaves lots of random sticky lacing. Clear dark brown with red amber hue.
Smell: Fresh, lightly roasted, chocolate, grainy (cereal). Also some oatmeal, a bit dusty and mineral. Good malt base with herbal hops to complete it.
Taste: Stars with light roast (with some milk chocolate) sweetness that goes into light roast to coffee bitterness with hints of herbal hops. Despite being light, the bitterness is a bit exaggerated compared to overall taste, which is watered down compared to the smell. Some of the richness from malt is lost here. Also some light acidity with mineral character, which makes it fresher and easier to drink.
Mouthfeel: Light, relatively crisp carbonation for a stout, still light creamy feeling. Dry finish.
Overall: Smell promises more, but the taste is a bit watered down and doesn’t deliver. It’s ok, easy to drink with some roasted malt character and there are times, when you need exactly this.
mikeyo1 (78) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours reddish black with a big light brown head. Dry roasted aroma with coffee, herbs, some chocolate and some light nice acidity, almost brett like. Taste is similar but with more pronounced coffee. Finishes dry with a lasting medium bitterness. Light body.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland 28/02/14.
Light black meets extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan covering.
Nose is light roast, mineral notes, grainy, hint of tofee, dark malts.
Taste comprises mineral bite, roasty tones, oatmeal flavours, earthy light metallics.
Medum bodied, moderate carbonation.
Ok for style but nothing I’d rush back to.
guorlan (6) - - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can definitely drink a lot of this, like the famous compact and persistent head, the mellow bitterness and satisfying aftertaste. A beer to drink at mealtimes and not only at the pub, would stick to the cans or draught though as the bottled stuff is definitely less pleasing at least to me.
vipinvelp (1820) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark ruby with lacing light brown foam head. Aroma is light coffee. Taste is same, bit sparkling. decent beer. On top #1800. (Velp 201403)
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
veceo (149) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful black color, staying thick brown head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Dry bitter finish. OK.