maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottled. A black beer with a decent tan coloured head. The aroma is dry, roasty and burnt. The taste is very dry but the finish is watery. Very burnt and not at all smooth or mellow. Needs more body and/or more alcohol to be enjoyable. Score 2.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 2.8
Ostrovni (17) - ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím genuinely surprised. I liked this. Draught Guinness is a bland, insipid product with an off-putting artificial taste created by the nitro. This, on the other hand has some real roast, coffee flavour like a good stout should. For a 4.2%abv beer it feels weighty. Amazed. Not great, but good.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - JAN 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml, apart from slight mild sweety roasiness no aroma, i canít see the famous froth, off-brown, smooth, coffie, chocolate, nuts, cigaretts, roast, palate nice but not as full as I expected,
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a nice head. The aroma has notes of licorice and smoke, and the flavour has notes of licorice, tar, smoke and a nice bitterness.
berkshirejohn (5020) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: dark reddish black with a coffee head; aroma dominated by the roasted chocolate malt;chewy consistency with a full body and lots of roast malt, chocolate and coffee flavours; and a pleasing driness that I donít find in the draught version.
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought in Dublin. Much more character than their standard draft version. It looks the same, but it has a fine body of roasted malt.
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The original drink is always the best. I have been drinking this for a number of years and I dont intend to stop. Absolutely gorgeous taste when freezing cold, if bought in bottles, its best to leave them in the fridge overnight to get the best temp. Or bung it into the freezer for about 30 minutes, whichever you prefer. :)
Dedollewaitor (14487) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pitch black with white browny head. Roasted malts & chocolate. smooth mouthfeel though it has a Watery flat body & texture. I like this better than the original version. OK
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An always enjoyable beer to drink. Usually I find the can here (prefer the export bottle though :P). A very good stout, very smooth like silk, lots of cofee.
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A snort of bittersweet malty chocolate. Pungently bitter black-coffee roastiness. Bit of a watery body, but still as luxurious and flavour-packed as some Dubbels twice its strength.