RichardGretton (4016) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Black beer with a reddish tinge. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is more deeply roasted with quite a bit of bitterness at the finish. Overall a nice dark roasted beer with bitterness.
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jamestulloch (477) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Creamy coffee with hints of red fruit.
Appearance: Ruby body with a thick tan head. Flat carbonation. Great lacing.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate and a hint of blackcurrant. Very light flavour for a Porter - not too rich or heavy.
Palate: Thin body with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Flat carbonation.
Overall: The brewery tap described this as a Porter, not a Stout. Either way, it’s a light version of the style. Smooth, well balanced and very drinkable.
RuneStumo (1707) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26.03.2013. 0,5l Bottle. Thanks to Gunnar! Labeled with abv 4,9%. Black colour with a thin layered off-white head. Rather lively carbonated with fresh herbal hoppy aroma. Flavour is dark dry malts with notes of chocolate and coffe. Bitter but rather soft as well. Medium body with more bitterness coming through at the end. Aftertaste is dry bitter chocolate that leveas a dry noth.
TheRatKing (50) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle into a Stella chalice. Pours a stout-like black with a creamy tan head that lingers. Nice aroma of resiny hops, underlaid by chocolate malt. Flavour is a bit strange, though; good resin and a bit of caramel there, but then it takes on a medicinal flavour (almost like cough syrup,) with some mint to it. That baffles me. Haven’t brushed my teeth recently, either.
Maybe a bad bottle?
This one’s a miss for me, though it may have been an infection. Should I try it again, I will re-rate.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint shared with Finn at NWAF. Deep dark brown body. Dissipating layer. Aroma of roasted malts with a little touch of fruity tartness beneath. Roasted taste profile containing dark fruits, dusty hops and spices, mid-sweet. Bittersweet chocolate end. Fine bodied and likable (Manchester, 25.01.2013).
ladnewton (1142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, Christmas gift. Consumed 6th January 2013. Pours deep ruby with thin ring-and-film off-white head. Mildly malty aroma with some berry fruits. Roasty in-mouth; tart berries and touches of smoke. Fruity finish with solid bitter core. Zingy mouthfeel and light to medium body. Very pleasant and quaffable.
wimpyjoe (1669) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, almost black ale which is a porter in style but also very chocolaty in flavour. Roasted malts are evident in both aroma and taste. Fine ale, no head.
Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. Soft roasted coffee nose, some dry cocoa, mild lactic tang. Light sweet flavour with restrained roasted malts, dusty cocoa, a bit of tobacco ash, some earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bit of dry roast malts to finish, light bitter earth, subtle cocoa. Nice stout, though the character could be a touch more robust.
downender (5187) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the Factoberfest, the Tobacco Factory, Bristol 7/09/2012. Near black with a slight tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with a touch of caramel. Flavours of milk chocolate and coffee with a dryish finish. Good.
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium than head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving nice lacing. Aromas of raisins, dark chocolate. and roasted malts. A bit metallic. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, dry unsweetened chocolate, and earthy grass. Leans towards a dark ale.