ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, slight red hue, 2 fingers of tan meringue. Nose is dark roasted barley. Bittersweet. Middle is light espresso and hint molasses, followed by charred grain. Finish is bittersweet malted barley with a light hop bitterness. Light on it’s feet and full of flavor.
crossovert (11106) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle courtesy of binnys who decided to put all their special 12 pks or whatever in the mix 6. Aroma is a touch raisiny, pretty straight forward guinness, obviously missing the nitro pour that the original one has. I guess i like the nitro better, easier to slug.
Ysok02 (904) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe brune, belle mousse crémeuse. Nez assez élégant, note légèrement torréfiée sur un fond houblonné et fruité. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, digeste, fine bulle élégante et finale houblonnée. Un stout tout en élégance.
Zeswaft (1641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why are there so many bastardizations of this beer? This one tastes a little fishy.
aleksander9 (1333) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
-from can while listening to live irish music- light roast and milk chocolate. Sweet, coffee and watery finish. Overall: okay
Grumbo (1219) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle given as a gift. Pours almost black with a light tan colour head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. Quite light bodied and thin textured for a stout. Finish has a roasted bitterness.
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lukt: Malt, krydder, lakris og vørter.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Vørter, krydder og rosin.
Hvor: Kjøpt@I Dublin av Bryne, Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,2%, Når@27.02.2016
poisoneddwarf (2269) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle from the Brewers Project variety pack. Aroma is bready, chocolatey, roasty. Pours black with brown highlights and a medium beige head that lasts and laces. Taste is lightly sweet, roasty, minerally, grainy, finishes very dry; definitely a UK beer. Thin and a little watery. Not bad. It’s been awhile since I had either an Extra Stout or a Foreign Extra Stout, and I always used to be a big fan of both those beers. This beer is good, but it doesn’t seem as good as my memories of those beers. Could be a change in taste, maybe.
chap95 (51) - - FEB 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a great beige foamy head. Aroma of roast and chocolate. Dry and flat with a bittersweet finish and average carbonation, not too bad if you don’t have anything else to drink.
Scopey (12231) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from my local office. It pours jet black with a thick, foamy tan head. The nose is earthy, rich roast, salted liquorice, charred wood, umami, tangy soy sauce character and cocoa. The taste is bitter, charred wood, rich roast malt, burnt toast, umami, liquorice, saltiness, cracked peppercorn, coffee grounds and cocoa with dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. This tastes actually pretty decent and is well-rounded. Reckon it would work nicely with some seafood I dare say.