KansaiBeerLvrs (3344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Served in a snifter. It’s got a rich chocolatey aroma dripping with candied plums & raisin notes plus some hints of roasted barley. This foreign export stout is full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a prickly carbonation. The taste is milk chocolate, a but of bitter dark cacao, a touch roasty with hints of fruits. Good stuff.
DWestrick (493) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. very awesome stout! Didn’t know what to expect, but incredibly smooth and drinkable stout. Loved every sip
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Dark almost black beer with a small but lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, hazel nuts, vanilla, dark bread, raisins, some hay. Roasted malty caramel flavor, citrus, raisins, vanilla, chocolate, some licorice.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chrisO. . Dark black.. Thin tan chocolate roast malts nose... Soft sweet r
Toffee malts.. Dark sweet fruits.. Dry chocolate
elbernays (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from drinkstore. Pours deep oily black. Slight tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, lactose, chocolate, toast. Flavour is dry earthy sweet, lactose, vanilla. Dry coffee finish. Medium body. Nice.
alkolord (241) - - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr dunkelbraun im Glas, leichter hellbrauner schaum, Lakritz in Der Nase, später Röstaromen, cremig im Antrunk, trocken im abgang, Röstaromen, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch
solidfunk (5472) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stuff. Pours black with great head and lacing. Light caramel finish with some roast and a hint of well hidden booze. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Thick consistency with a hint of creaminess. Bottle from total wine.
Gaultier (983) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Roasted notes and coffee with some ash/ashtray. Medium body.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1001) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with 5mm of medium-fine light-brown head. Aroma is dry wheat bread with light, earthy coffee, slightly chalky, hints of oatmeal cookie. Body is medium weight, syrupy-starchy and lightly gritty. Carbonation is moderately coarse and moderate-light burn. Flavor is a dry, chalky oat and coffee, some old aged grass and light/clean herbal bitterness. Pretty yummy. Probably has a lot of elements of their milk stout with the lactose removed.
joshmcg000 (374) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with off white head. Aroma is molassesand roast. Coffee, molasses and a little smokeyness. Nice silky texture Good.