omhper (23006) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks IslandHaole!
Very black, brown, creamy head. Aroma of licorice and blackberries. Fruit and somewhat funky, like a Swiss/French/Belgian stout. Salty and fairly hoppy but also rathe sweet. Inky, bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with Tom and Royce ..Thans to TIME for this....Deep black ... Good chocolate malt nose ... bit think but lots of roast malts ... good chocolate and coffee tones... could do with a bit more ...
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black. Aroma is rich and fruity - chocolate covered cherries, new suede jackets and a Luang Prabang-style coffee. Flavour is sweet, mocha-like, with only a light fruitiness. Heavy body, very smooth. Fairly simple, but tasty stuff.
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ushi-Tora. Black - offwhite head. Roasted. Ok burned malts. Licorice. Light dryness. Milk chocolate. Sweetness. Ok bitterness.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to IslandHaole for this one. Pours dark black with 2-finger tan head and great lace. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, licorice, and some port. Tastes very malty, with a nice chocoff element, backed up with licorice and a slight soy sauce. Notable complexity and a dense, smooth, complex palate. As it warmed, I noticed some caramel. Very good. A real winner from the land of the rising sun. Get me a Geisha girl and I’ll be all set!
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, a touch of sour fruits, good sweetness. Medium roasting. Reasonably sweet flavor, light bitterness, slightly sour and lactic. Rather creamy and chocolaty. Relatively mild and balanced. Medium body as well. A nice stout, but with an espresso-like sourness that is a little irritating.
larsga (7220) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Deep mealy chocolatey aroma with milky coffee notes. Dry, sweetish roasty perfumy chocolate taste with mealy wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft oatmealy mouthfeel. Dryish minty roasty aftertaste with perfumy jasmine, oatmeal, and chocolate notes. Also a grainy flavour, reminiscent of barley tea. Nice, harmonic, drinkable. (0.33l bottle, bought at brewery.)
BuckeyeBoy (5643) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out almost black topped with a small tan head. A nice aroma of roast malt and coffee. A nice light bitter end. A little sweetness and some more malt. Thanks BückDich
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle due to ladddy chap cgarvie’s pier’s party shack banter. Aroma is roasty and coco malt, hints of smoked malt too. Taste is far more chocolatly, with alot oif roasty bitterness thpough balanced, alright but not me.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black, tan head, nose of light roast, some vegetal coffee and a caramel, maybe molasses. The flavor is sweet and creamy, nice mocha and tart coffee. Decent chocolate extract notes. Decent stout.