Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Packed with crystal/chocolate malt flavour. Coffee, chocolate. raisen, are just some of the many flavours that come through and give a long finnish. They serve it in my local Sri Lankan curry house, its fantastic with their spicy food. At 8% its a bit of a killer because all you want to do is drink it!
bennylava (99) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Full head which dissolves quickly. Sweet toffee like flavors at the start with a light bitterness at the finish. Finishes dry with alcohol well hidden. Very drinkable.
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with frothy than head.
The head fades quickly.
Aroma is malty and has smokey notes.
Flavor is smokey and of salt liqurice.
Palate is smooth and thick.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out black with a quick forming light brown head. Aromas of dark chocolates, fine tobacco, and roasted notes. Underlying dark fruits and black licorice seem to come through as it warms. Flavor is more tobacco, smoked woods, roasted malts, and yeast finishing with a fizzy chocolate roast! Thin but not light. Carbonation does a great job stimulating my taste buds and the hops become present on the dry finish and after taste.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This stuff was so hyped up in my local store that i had to try it,,i wasent impressed, smooth but bitter
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a nice dark color to it. sort of had a coffee flavor to it was a intersesting stout.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is black as night, with a small tan head. Has a burnt coffee-like taste, with a hint of molasses, a very slight raisin taste lingers. A fine tasting stout that I highly recommend.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass.
Aroma - Malt with a bit of milky chocolate
Appearance - Opaque black in color with thick,foamy, tan head. Nice lacing on the glass.
.Flavor - Dark roasted malt,with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Not much in the way of hops.
Palate - Slick, very little carbonation.
Overall - Very tasty. 8% ABV. A bit pricey though $10.49\6 pack. There are better stouts for the money.
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Can. Pours nearly black with almost no light passing through. Solid tan head fell fairly quickly. Aroma really reminded me of Guinness, which is rarer than you would think. Some chocolate notes though, and a subtle underpinning of tobacco and coffee. Pleasant but not super impressive overall. Taste had some smokiness for me, almost meaty on the front, the middle was fairly mild, nothing distinguishing honestly. The finish is nice though, long and meandering from straight malt to chocolate to coffee and other roasty flavors. Palate is pretty light considering, and alcohol is well balanced. Carbonation seems fine as well. Overall a very quaff-able stout that is light enough to get through a few of probably, but not interesting enough to necessarily want to. A good beer, just not a great one.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours black, with a thin, short-lived brown head. Aroma is of burnt malt and molasses, but there’s also a touch of an odd vegetal note. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is sweeter than the average stout, not very bitter, with a touch of molasses. Not overly roasty, but certainly quite rich. Doesn’t show the alcohol, by any means. An interesting stout: won’t be my standard, but it’s a nice changeup.