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.
ciaranc (584) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, lovely lasting frothy light tan head. Nose is that classic guinness roast malt, with some fruity, sugary sweet notes. Lovely roasted barley taste, decent bitterness towards the finish. Some warning alcohol. Heavy mouthfeel, fairly forward carbonation. Lovely.
DwarfeD (467) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with an off-white head. Medium body with low carbonation. Coffe, chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet, roasted and bitter with some alcoholic notes. A great roasted stout.
blackisle (328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, large long-lasting creamy tan head, good lacing; roasted malty nose, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, smoke, syrup; taste initially medium sweet, followed by strong bitterness and less sweetness, resulting in lasting bittersweet sensation (chocolate, coffee) with hints of dark fruits; medium to full body, creamy texture, sof carbonation; bittersweet taste lingers on in finish
tricksta_p (251) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark almost black colour with a creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, liqourice, some dry fruit. Bittersweet finish. Very nice.
lachneger (129) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donker rood kleurige bier. Helder. Crème kleurig schuim. Smaak zuur zoet laulierdrop. Smaak bouwt zich langzaam op. Bierproefavond 20-11-2013
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Mpuntmuts (68) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark almost black pour with medium sized head wich is a bit of a let down compared to regular draft Guinness. Yeasty smell with a hint of coffee and chocolate bitter. Taste is beautiful chocolate and coffee bitters. Bitter lingers on nicely. Mouthfeel is thin, but that I expected. Much better than the standard Guinness but it lacks body. Still an Okay beer.
Inbreak (1067) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27.09.2013, 0,33l bottle shared with Palme @ hotel in Amsterdam:
Nice slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of neutral, slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, caramel, dark sugar, chocolate, coffee, cardboard, butterscotch. Taste is dark malts, hops, burnt caramel, butterscotch, cardboard, grass, bitter chocolate, hay, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Pretty boring.
birraiolo (171) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia da 33cl. Color ebano con buona schiuma di grana media color nocciola di media persistenza. Al naso note du malto tostato con un fine cioccolato. Al palato inizia con un bel tostato che lascia spazio a caffŤ, cioccolato e fruta matura.
mikkellund42 (433) - Vejle, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours murky black with huge foamy brown head. Aroma is heavy roasted malt, hints of camp fire smoke, milk and overripe plums. Taste is very rich with initial sweetness then heavy bitter, medium sweet and light acidic. Body is oily and mouthfilling with crisp carbonation. Finish is very long and rich with notes of coffee, sweet licorice, gravy, dark fruits, toasted bread, Sunday roast. This is a classic beer, but the aroma is a bit vague compared to the taste and finish.
paulvanpelt (250) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mokka kraag zakt snel weg tot niets. Zwart bier. Gebrande smaak, koffie, chocolade. Behoorlijk bitter. Weinig co2, medium body.