KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Pouring a deep reddish brown that settles black in the glass with a fizzy/foamy tan head. The nose is definitely sweet with that lacto character to it, savoury dark chocolate with hints of roastiness. Medium bodied with a scratchy carbonation rather than the velvety smoothness I am looking for. The taste is roasty, dark chocolate, sweet a touch of candied figs or plums. Decent.
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Stuu666 (4804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, light roast, taste is similar, creamy.
Bill Becker (449) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pitch black with a 1 finger head of tan foam with plenty of sticky lacing.
It smells milky, a bit on the sweet side, not a lot of firmness to the aromas.
The taste starts off sweetish, has that Milk Stout flavour though it IS subdued because of the low abv. It finishes neutral taste wise and watery body wise.
A true session ale here but I’m not leaning towards buying a lot more and sessioning.
Hkrivera (152) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Labeled as sweet Stout but it is a Porter for sure. Too low on the Porter side category, but good coming from Japan.
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Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Black beer lasting thick tan head. Very lacto on the aroma. Some medium sweet stout flavour in the mouth. Not much on the finish. Very lacto and not really my thing, but ok.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"looks great, nice n smooth, if a touch thin. lightly roasted flavor and aroma with some burnt sugar on top. nothin special, but a pretty nice dessert beer."
AdiBeer (1678) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: intense sweet, ripe fruits, bread, caramel and toasted malts. Appearance:dark brown/black, medium creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: initial sweets dominate, milk, chocolate, light coffee, toasted notes. Overall: OK Sweet Stout, but is quite unremarkable. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
gegwilson (1615) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vesuvio, Darlington. Pours black with a quickly fading tan head. Pretty thin tasting with some decent coffee notes and a fair bit of sweetness. A bit too carbonated too. An OK stout.
maximet (111) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Opaque, dark brown with a coffee foam. Nice dark chocolate aroma, coffee bitternes and some lacto stint. Hint of roasted malt, some chocolate, not much more. Lacto comes in the aftertaste. Lively beer, pretty slim.