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RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Not for the faint hearted! Our stout rewards the palate with robust flavor of roasted malts (malts are roasted like coffee beans) and heavy hops. A creamy smooth surprise.


Ayumbomb's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
The first time I had this beer was my freshman year of college, when my old and wiser roommate told me, in a Jesus-like manner, to put down my PBR and follow him. Just like with Jesus’ disciples, it took a while for me to clearly understand this holy message, but I eventually got it. This beer was tasty then, and it has only become better with age.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Starts with a nice roasted malt and coffee flavor. Vanilla notes in this one as well. Leaves you with a nice bitter coffee finish. Smells like roasted malt. Had out of a bottle at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.

Looks: Translucent deep blackish brown colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and dark beige foam which fades in 20 seconds. Excellent sticky lacing with no carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant roasted malt, with light coffee beans, strong dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, light cream, sugar, very light raisins, thin lemon and grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet, strongly-roasted malt, with dark chocolate, strong caramel, toffee, light black coffee, fairly light cream, molasses notes, dark fruits notes, earth, yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light; Fairly slick and slightly creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Solid malty base with very good roastyness. Oat’s influence isn’t that strong - some slickness and slight creaminess but certainly not as pronounced as those typical oatmeal stouts. Very strong dark chocolate accompanied by caramel, with rather low coffee to the tongue (a bit surprised). Lightly creamed and moderate sweetness. Quite alright but it’s a bit lacking.

Hoppiness: Fresh light lemon and good grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is moderate to high, pleasant enough for a lasting, lightly astringent finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Roasty and chocolately bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is certainly better than most watery, so-called “Stouts” done by many pretentious craft brewers, but as an oatmeal stout, the oat factor is a bit underwhelming which shows in low smoothness and rather moderate bitterness. Lack of coffee taste is also a surprise but otherwise everything else is quite well-covered, especially the dark chocolate aroma and taste. A joy to drink, and a couple of steps away from being top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1353) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Liquide d’un noir de pétrole, avec un petit cercle de mousse à la surface. Ne semble pas très épaisse. Nez de chocolat, de vanille avec un peu de moka, juste pour dire. La bouche n’est pas exactement soyeuse, mais les saveurs sont là, plus chocolaté et joyeusement sucré, un stout classique mais dans le haut de la liste côté qualité. Elle présente quelques petits défauts quand même : manque de corps, trop pétillante et pas vraiment originale. Mais sans être un incontournable, c’est un stout qui appuie sur les bons boutons.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (137) - - DEC 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a very dark brown nearly black with a twinge of red. Tan head dissipates quickly very nice aromas of dark chocolate. Nice highly viscous mouth feel. Very full-bodied. Nice chocolate flavor balanced out by some hop bitterness and some residual sweetness. Excellent milk stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3015) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (300) - HONG KONG - NOV 25, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (612) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Noir. Collet beige. Chocolat. Vanille. Caramel. Douce. Crémeuse. Légèrement fruité. Banane. Datte. Bien

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (462) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - NOV 18, 2014
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.


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