teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of toasted bread, espresso, pine cones, lactose. Taste is medium sweet with more lactose, chocolate, roasted malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, average
HKdIPA (391) - HONG KONG - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Citysuper at home. Dark dark brown-not quite black pour. Big frothy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is roasted, oatmeal, slight bitterness. Taste is similar - not that big but not lacking in flavor. Very straightforward roasted stout with oatmeal-y smoothness. Very smooth - malty and oatmeal. Lasting bitterness and unexpected richness. Not too exciting but very solid stout.
SuperTiti33 (742) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noir. Collet beige. Chocolat. Vanille. Caramel. Douce. Crémeuse. Légèrement fruité. Banane. Datte. Bien
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My palate was rewarded with this beauty. Pours a murky black with a small lighter than usual head. Aroma is of roasted malts, milk chocolate, and brown sugar. Tastes of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, and sugar sweetness. Has a great coffee taste near the finish. Has more of a porter body, but I won’t complain. Surprisingly this is one stout that isn’t too filling.
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beauty came to me today in the form of this Stout. And what a fine Stout it be. Almost as black as can be save for some dark rust highlights on this medium tab headed brunette. A whiff yields up some lactose sweetness, oats, caramelised nuts, brown sugar and chocolate. The same rears it’s tasty head upon sipping (or gulping) and delivers a rounded bittersweetness with some subtle coffee pings too. A lighter than expected body, sessiony, with a body more akin to a Porter. Still, no complaints here, a great all-rounder.
CacheManyHose (334) - HONG KONG - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From CitySuper. Pitch black with creamy but thin tan head, spotty legs. Smells of fragrant roast malt, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, hint of grassy/herbal hops. Tastes of roasted malt, medium bitterness, medium+ astringency. Body is very smooth, thin but creamy, very soft carbonation, bitter and slightly acidic finish. An excellent (esp. in aroma and palate) stout, incredibly well balanced.
RhetoricalAns (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle into goblet. Black pour with a medium tan slightly creamy head. Roasted malt, coffee, and tons of dark chocolate. Taste is semi sweet, chocolate, and roast. Medium body and smooth carbonation. Quite excellent.
yan424 (2) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bien houblonnée, ronde à souhait doublé d’un col crémeux. Une bière magnifiquement équilibré!
Gluepot (105) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a nice touch of sweetness. Some hops underpin the classic stout elements and the moderate effervescence and richness make it a nice drinkable beer
Listigovers (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a light brown head, roasted malt aroma primarily. Nice up front taste with a light hop presence, creamy and medium bodied, roast malts take a few sips to show up in the aftertaste but afterwards it is actually a little smoky.