Demise (57) - Wellington, - MAR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Coffee and roast malt aromas dominate, with caramel and dark chocolate notes and a hint of alcohol on the nose. Roasted malt and coffee flavours hit immediately, moving though to the sweeter characters of caramel, dark chocolate and an almost syrupy alcohol taste. The finish is very bitter, however, with burnt malt and a smokey finish giving the beer a real kick to end. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant, with the mix of alcohol and bitter malt leaving a syrupy-burnt flavour lingering for quite some time. A lot of flavour and a smooth texture make this stout very enjoyable and surprising, the aftertaste just leaves a bad impression.
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, oxidized notes, toffee and malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with big alcohol warmth in the finish and soft carbonation. [23-08-2016]
Kampfar (154) - Münster, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 0,33 L bottle, pours deep black with light-brown, stable head. Aroma is full of liquorice, roast malts, dark bread, hops are also slightly recognizable. Taste is heavy malty, toasted, slightly sweet, it gets bitter in the middle with time leading to a medium bitter, quite long malty-bitter finish. Creamy, thick mouthfeel, with soft carbonation and a medium to full body. I really like it, thats how a stout has to be in my opinion, malty, roasty with a good balance between sweetness and bitterness, It’s a bit thicker than the Guinness draught.
jmgreenuk (7683) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt. The flavour is strong liqiourice bitter with a big alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
hamilton_w (249) - - AUG 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light toffee aroma. Big tan head and black color. Light caramel sweet and sour and roasted bitter notes. Medium body, dry finish,
Skarecrow (226) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle BB 14/7/2017
Aroma is sweet roasted malt.
Poured black with ample tan head and good lacing.
Good lingering bitterness with roasted malt finish and a slight metallic note.
Not the same as Guinness on tap but still good.
Iznogud (2503) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy and shared with JFK10000. Pours black, medium tan head. Roasted, burnt, malty, chocolate. Finishes bitter. Bit warming. Medium bodied.
Fraerm (3) - Misterbianco, ITALY - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 Bottle. Aroma: sweet cherry, liquorice, sweet. Beautiful looking beer in the glass, black, beautiful brown head. Taste: sweet but also hoppy, delicious, malty and wonderfully balanced, smoked. Best Guinness I have ever had
DraftDodger (1082) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Olhão 18/7 2016. 33 cl bottle from Oriente Modelo Supermarket. Yellow label with the characteristic harp. Declarations of "Genuine Quality" and "Special Export". Makes you wonder why beers with a high ABV is often "Export Beers"? Are the Brewers afraid that people at home will actually get drunk? So they have to send the strong beer out of the country. Pours opaque dark brown with light beige head. Head is kind of dense but settles as flimsy thin layer of foam. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, coffee, roasted dark malts and a whiff of alcohol. Some more subdued bitter notes. Soft carbonation and thick creamy palate. Flavor is intensly sweet and a bit sugary followed by light bitterness. A quite heavy fellow which would fit in nicely on a could day in December. A bit misplaced in Portugal in 30 degrees.
labeerinthum (543) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso ricorda orzo tostato e caffè. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma compatta, cremosa, aderente ed ha una buona tenuta. Le bollicine sono medio-fini, con carbonazione media. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile, ma lascia intravedere il perlage costituito da bollicine fini con carbonazione persistente ed insistita. Il corpo è strutturato non pesante. Il dolce è medio e l’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona e lunga. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale è setoso, amarognolo, lungo, pulito e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, miele, cereali, caffè, pane tostato, resina, frutta secca, alcol presente non invadente.
ozzatoadisback (85) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour, average head, slightly off-white, decent persistence, some lacing. Aroma has caramel malts, milk coffee and red fruits. Taste is on the sweet side with a slight hint of bitterness in the finish: buttery/milky sweetness, a light hint of roasted malts, slight red fruits, liquorice. Medium body, almost flat, decently creamy. Easy, and easily forgettable.