Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.
CapFlu (4236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330ml bottle) Purchased from the LCBO Ottawa for CDN$1.85. Labelled as Sinha Stout with the same picture and layout. Very cool to finally get this beer again. Pours a foamy, brown head with an opaque body - a tad thin. The nose reeks of a rusted tin, you really have to get in there with your nose to reach the molasses and coffee. The gritty texture amplifies the coffee trigger while the sweet caramel and molasses swirl your mouth. Good.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lasting, some lacing. Aroma is Chocolate, molases, and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, molases, some chocolate, but not much bitterness. Texture is smooth, soft carbonation, alcohol is well hidden.
b33r (583) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown color with small tan head. aroma is light and sweet, with some chocolate notes. Flavor is good, not overwhelming. Chocolate, coffee and creams. Good overall
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
avoided rating since i really don’t enjoy the style. pours and drinks black. roasty, not smoky, a bit thin and flavorful. smoothish, the stout guys will really like this. peppry and barely bitter.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
625 oz bottle from Peculier Pub, NYC. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is the same, but to me the alcohol was too noticeable and took away from the overall experience. Also a tad too thin for a stout, which needs to be a meal and an event in and of itself.
ekstedt (4902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with a red hued edge and a large creamy beige head. Heavy roasted, with heavy salty baconish barbecue smokey notes. Heavy bodied with smooth mouthfeel and quite dry. Highly overrated i.m.o.
pforei (338) - USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel and powdered chocolate aroma. Similar taste with the slightest note of milk. Alcohol is well hidden and doesn’t make an appearance until the finish which is also mildly bitter.
kringlan (20) - Falun, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small, creamy, mostly diminishing light brown head. No lacing. The palate is creamy with a pretty thin body and soft carbonation. Aroma is heavy with malty molasses, raisins, bread, banana and vanilla. The flavour is salty with strong hints of sweet butterscotch toffee and chocolate and with subtle hints of cherry and licorice. The finish is bitter and fruity. It was ok but in no way stunning.
Strykzone (4193) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked this up to add a country but found it to be a very drinkable. Aroma was somewhat unpleasant and lacking of the more classic stouts. Flavor was much nicer than the aroma and it looked great. Perhaps a bit watery. An average stout at best.