NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Papsoe, thank you, Henrik.
Pours dark brown/black, but settles a ruddy black with a thumb thick tan head that is craggy and pitted atop.
Fruity aroma with a creamy sweet stout smell to it. Some mild nuttiness and sweet esters and light toasty notes.
Toasty fore with a grape-tinged fruitiness that reminds me of Samuel Smithís brews-ALL of Samuel Smithís brews. Thin for a stout...closer to a porter and color wise would be a porter in America or Denmark. Very soft feel...low carbonation. Estery, but not off-putting it just likes any sort of bitterness. Itís toasty, but falls well short of roasted flavor wise. Itís like they toasted the most sugary sweet malts they could find. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish could save this one, but it is not there.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive mild stout. Itís really nice to be reminded, that stouts donít *have* to be huge, vulgar things with added chocolate, coffee and so on and so forth (though I really like those as well).
Almost black beer with a reddish brown tint when held up to the ligth - almost a 5 on the appearance but the head is just slightly too small even if it did last forever and left a nice bit of lacing.
Lovely aroma of plums, freshly ground coffee beans and and a dash of bitter chocolate. Smooooth. roasted malts dominate the taste - cappucino and candy roasted nuts with tiny specks of hops thrown in for good measure. More characteristic than big on flavour very pleasant.Only drawback is a less than pronounced aftertaste. Ta very much.
(Please note: Bottle stored for a year)
scotty (1079) - SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A crackiní stout, really smooth and has loads of roast malt on the nose (coffee there too) and palate. Itís typically dark with an off white head which isnít that thick but lasts well and leaves a good lace. The long finish has a slight bitterness but thats well balanced by the richness of the malt. I loved this! Asda.
Gethinbeer (2274) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Sweet liquor, chocolate coffee aroma. Fantastic deep black appearance. Frothy stainded head. Great smooth charred coffee taste. Great texture like silk. However a slight bitter after taste. Great stout but would have liked it to have a better finish through to the end.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma comes off as grassy hops but as it warms goes into chocolate and toasty flavours. Taste is more chocolate but the hops are still present, better balanced than more stouts iv had this year and possibly the best rating of a stout so far because of that.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown highlighted black with a dense cap of tan. Deep char aroma, sort of along the lines of flaming marshmellow. A little overbearing at first, but it softens and there is a creaminess there too. Chewy, slighty tart coffee flavor. Sort of a thin palate. Itís cool that this is a revival of an old recipe, and I love to see Hooky tapping into their rich history for inspiration. But good stories aside, the stout is not a standout.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee and booze-scented stout with a firm roasty bitterness, smoky coffeeish notes, and a teasing creaminess. Not to mention the marmite-on-toast. Oh yes. Reddish-black body with filthy yellowish froth and an unusual transparency (for a stout). But whoís looking? Itís already disappeared. Very nicely rounded stout, thankyou very much.
thomat (2350) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Dark reddish brown with a small brown foam. malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and roasted taste with a full body and a nice bitter finish.
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown beer with alight brown head. Roasted malty nose with hints of fruit and a chocolate sweetness. Coffee bitter flavor with some chocolate sweetness. Dry finish.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark rown with thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, some sweet berries and a touch of liquorice. Taste is full, roasted, coffee and the dryness of hops and caramel - very nice. Refreshing and full.