apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with thin brown head, aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Tastes of caramel malt and yeast, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Nice bitter finish of roasted coffee. Great brew.
GuideDogSaint (678) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Labelled as 7%. Pours dark brown black with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is a little oily. Some berries in here. Dry finish. Great stuff.
brianza_ale (172) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl teku glass. Straight from Japan to Milan in my luggage. Pours a large espresso/very tanned creamy and dense head; pitch black colour. Smells dark chocolate, with wonderful espresso notes, vanilla, rich malts. Tastes italian moka coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted malts, bit wood; mild sweetness and bitterness too, super smooth and so greatly balanced, nice umami too. Correct and quite soft carbonation, medium bodied, silky and slightly sticky body, bit astringency too. Such a remarkably, great clean cocoa and roasty finish, clean especially for being a stout. Balance, smoothness.. and refinement say it all, awesome and solid brew
Jimthechap (1923) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good looking stout. The body is jet black with a mocha head that looks for all money as if it is actually a thickshake. The aroma is of an espresso dessert with dark chocolate and maybe even a whiff of peat smoke. Some vanilla comes through the fug of coffee and woodsmoke. Glorious. It is thick and lush, more like mousse than beer with a creamy, sweet finish. I get the fruit toward the end - black cherry jam.
This is love, it really is.
hohops (462) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is very dark, ruby hints, with a foamy light brown head which leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- loads of coffee, hint of vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, tiramisu, fudge cake. Taste- big roastiness, masses of coffee- rich espresso, with an underlying toffee/caramel sweetness. Burnt toast, rich malts, dark chocolate cake, excellent- tastes bigger than 7%.
cityzen (43) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Je découvrais les droits marquées en café avec cette bière japonaise. Même si je reconnais la profondeur de texture, la richesse de gout, je n’ai pas non plus été co quais. Mais il y a un vrai travail , d’où une note correcte.
TEJA (1524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at SBWF 2012.
Pale brown head. Red-brown color. Roasted malty aroma that also dominate the taste together with chocolate and soy taste.
magicmn (116) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in Haggis Pub Moscow. Deep black colour, intensive aroma of green coffee. Taste is verry dry same coffee as it is in aroma, bitterness is strong enough. Later you can feel pleasant smoothness and light cream notes. Good balance even im not a big fan of coffee RIS style.
hawanna (2514) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle from Biervana
chocolate, coffee, roasty, cereal, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, salty, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
trith1 (53) - - MAR 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very easy going stout. Clean espresso, and big smacks of hop. It leaves you wanting more, but more of what? I'm not sure. I could easily transfer to espresso martinis at this point, or head back to a dry lip-smacking porter. Its a fantastic beer and definitely worth seeking out. Well done.
CGChick (1) - - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cocoa-y, caramel, vanilla, espresso. Very full feel. One of my favorite stouts.