Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma. Very sweet in the beginning with roasted malt in the middle and dark coffee flavor towards the end.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, light brown head, strong aroma of roasted chocolate, dark black, oily, slightly sweet and delicious, with a little bitterness in the finish.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The colour is opaque black. Big bubbles build the large chocolate-coloured foam. It sinks slowly into a veil on the glass and surface of the beer.
The dominating smell is sweet, burned malt. There are also notes of yeast, coffee, cocoa and a touch of juniper berries.
The carbonation is pretty strong with small, almost sharp bubbles.
The taste is unexpectedly mild and sweet, with a strong flavour of burned malt (caramel?). The almost toffee-like taste is replaced by a mouthfeel of alcohol and an aftertaste with hints of raisins, coffee with cream and a vegetable-like taste (cucumber?).
The lasting aftertaste is almost all alcohol.
I would rather call this brew “porter” than “stout”. And it is an OK stout/porter, but nothing to write home about.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this one under the name Sinha Stout. Dark and overly sweet coffee. A full body and lightly hopped. Nice, but that about it.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an average stout for me. Awesome price. A must try. Had this at a beer taste recently.
Melker (253) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After two months of not so very interesting asian lager beers daily it’s fucking fantastic to have this poured into a glass after a surfsession in the Indian ocean. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Taste of bitter coffee, dark chocolate. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, long aftertaste.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 A roasty and oily f.s. with just a whisper of oak. Deep, rich and smooth despite the alcohol showing through. A great and powerful (read 8.0%) stout that’s always available at a fantastic price.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WOB, pours black with tan head. Mild aroma of coffee and chocolate. Med sweet, med bitterness, smooth almost velvety feel associated with the average carbonation level. Finish is a touch bitter, but otherwise clean, surpising that no alcohol makes its way through. Its an okay beer, I think very much overated.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! this brew was great. Full-bodied but not too heavy. Tastes like a smooth chocolate coffee. You won’t even taste the alcohol
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle purchased from Danforth and Broadview LCBO in Toronto. I just had a 500mL Schneider Eisbock before this, so forgive me if I am in love with the world or mistype. Pours black with a small, quickly receding white head. Initial, somewhat thin, aroma of coffee. First taste is nice and richly full, with more coffee on the palate. Taste remains strong throughout. Very nice.