Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black coloured beer with a large brown creamy head. Light alcoholic malty roasted coffee and compact aroma. Creamy full roasted and bitter palate. Finish is bitter roasted with some coffee and creamy light alcoholic touches. nice balanced, good one.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottleneck, Broadstairs: Poured a rich black with a niuce tan head. Lot of chocolate flavours, the alcohol makes itself known very quickly. Not as good as it’s Nigerian brother, but a very nice stout nonetheless.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Had this one in london. Has a more robust flavor than the draught, but thats to be expected. It feels a bit more carbonated than the draught as well. Toasted, oaky flavor and a mildly bitter finish. I would reccomend it but I would also say that I prefer the original draught to this one.
mwsmith (12) - , Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy this more than it’s little brother. It’s a loaf of bread in a bottle.
mjs (6387) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled at the Brewery Bar, Guinness Storehouse on 2008-07-02) Black. Medium-sized tan head. Chocolate and little hops in nose. Quite amount of carbonation in full palate. Chocolate, some alcohol, sweetness in taste. Slight bite from hops. Nice.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Irish version. Pours jet black but holding it to light reveals a ruby tinge at the extreme edges. Frothy tan head that didnít last but didnít disappear completely, either. Coffee in the aroma with a faint hint of fuggles hops. Initial light sweetness gives way to an intense bitterness. Medium-full body with lively carbonation leads to a long, bitter finish. One bottle easily leads to two which, at 7.5%, can lead to trouble. Benefits from time in the fridge but I wouldnít recommend serving it too cold.
subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I do not care for this beer nearly as much as I care for the Draught. This beer smells burnt. It pours nicely and has a nice thick dark head. It is very bitter and heavy. Sometimes it is good for something different but I mainly use it to make my batter for fish and chips!
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 Appearance: Totally black, loads of thick, creamy head.
Aroma: Smoky, oaky, burnt.
Taste: Bitter, long aftertaste. Smoky, woody.
Info: 330ml bottle, 28/9-2005, 27/300
(Re-rated 26/12-2008, original score: 2.0)
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 275mL found all over Barbados contracted brewed at Banks Brewery. The pour is a deep cola brown with a massive tan head that has big time retention and webby, suddy lace. Aroma is toasted raisins, light copper metals, cocoa powder. Taste is bitter, lactic tart, some lemon peel. Very nice. Roasted malt character is not astringent or heavy. Very light and easy to enjoy albeit a little dangerous at 7.5%. Medium, crisp palate.
berkshirejohn (5947) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a ruby tint and a thick peaky caramel head; the aroma has lots of rich chocolate malt with candied fruit and a touch of spice; thick and oily in the mouth with heavy bitter chocolate and black coffee to start, then mellow and fruity, and then a dry and bitter finish. Very well balanced overall, a drink to sip and savour.