tlind2 (1554) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Deep brown color, tan head.Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Coffee flavor with a touch of bitter chocolate in the finish. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a great dark brown with unsustainable dark tan head. Nose of molassis, a hint of alcohol, dark roast. Flavor reminds me of kahlua a little bit. Coffee, lactose, anise. Very impressed. I don’t usually care for this style, but this was not bad
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with creamy yet disappearing beige head which leaves some light lacing on the inside of the glass. Rich aroma with cocoaliquor and a light touch of roasted malt. Creamy, milky flavor with chocolate and hints of coffe. Wellbalanced and smooth bitterness in the finish.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Rake, London.
Pours almost black with slight red edges. A great, creamy, light-beige head on top. Powerful aroma, good milky chocolate, almonds, roasted malts and a little coffee. Fine, lightly creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, lots of milky chocolate and softly roasted malts. A fine, balanced dryness in the finish. Truly a very drinkable beer.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy, roasted, chocolate, a hint of coffee in the end. Quite mild yet pleasant, could be a bit heavier on the body.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown. Sweet taste with woodsmoke and composty vegetal notes, very autumnal and curiously nostalgic. Sour milk taste with some ash, liquorice and sugar. Some residual dryness, but the overall effect is intensely comforting and delicious.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a thin light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavor is toasted caramel malt and light chocolate. Light to medium body. Smooth palate. A nice beer.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown/black color with a two finger creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, cream and toffee. Flavor is creamy with coffee notes. Full body with soft carbonation.
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee, toffee, touch of Irish cream. Very smooth, not a whole lot of carbonation (as to be expected). Great malt, and almost creamy palate. In the end, a little too sweet for me though.
ALLOVATE (2859) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well rounded aroma reminiscent of Irish liqueur, milk chocolate, toffee’d pecans and a little aniseed and tar. Black as black, and opaque. Very, very fine bubbles weave up the side of the glass. The head is tight and compact, a pad of tannish cream that holds unrelenting for the length and leaves a fine lace. Nice, mellow, pasty smooth palate. Body is full and some well rounded flavours build it up nicely. Rich milk chocolate, a hit of raisins, bitter roasted coffee beans and Kopiko candies. Very robust malt flavours, all well melded and balanced. The swallow is malty bitter, the length is impressive, smooth and malty with a hint of burnt caramel. This is a very nice stout. (355ml, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)