KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick rich black with a huge (3-4 finger) medium brown rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really sticky lacing that coated the glass.
The aroma was nice and robust of a roasted dark chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and a strong leathery yeast with hints of coffee and molasses.
It tasted lightly sweet and mildly bitter with a hint of molasses in the beginning then became a slight more on the bitter side with a nice smooth coffee finish. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow letting the nice bitter-coffee taste settle in nicely.
Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond medium in body with the texture being rather creamy but also slightly watery and having a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a nice and easy to drink Stout with a nice rich smooth coffee flavor.
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brewerkz, Riverside Point, Singapore. Poured a clear medium brown with a broken light tan head. The flavour is caramel liqourice malt. The flavour is medium sweet, with a rich malty liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted malts, oats, caramel, toffee and light clove. Taste is the same with some medium bitterness on the tip. The rich malt body does however finish fairly watered down. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Californian oatmeal stout with irregular, medium thick, lacing, pale beige head with moderate retention and very dark chestnut brown colour with burgundy hue - not entirely black and translucent on the edges. Assertive and pleasing aroma involves a great deal of roasted coffee beans and cold black coffee along with black peppercorns, bitter chocolate, salmiac, beef jerky, burnt pipe tobacco, bayleaf, old leather, bitter orange peel, burning leaves, ’natural’ iron blent in nicely, old walnuts, unsugared dried figs, paper ashes, straw. Taste is softer, rounded and less bitter than expected based on the aroma: restrained raisin and dried berry sweetishness at first surrounded by a low, basic sourishness, perhaps a kind of ’grain sourishness’ probably coming from the oatmeal, meaty umami accents, soft carbo, very smooth and oily body gliding effortlessly over the tongue (as usual with oatmeal stouts) but a bit on the thin side, caramelly and nutty maltiness, toasted, becoming bitter in the end and even a bit ’ashy’ (so it does meet the aroma after all), there a peppery, spicy, leafy hop bitterness appears as well, perhaps just a tad too much for the oatmeal stout style, but with a very pleasant drying effect, though the initial sourishness remains in the back of the mouth as well. Very ’American’ in being hoppier than the classic English or Scottish oatmeal stouts; could perhaps do with a bit more body and a bit more emphasis on sweetness, but I sure enjoyed it.
tnkw01 (1535) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown in color. Medium head that quickly disappears. Aroma is coffee, burnt grains and citrusy hops. Taste had way too much hops for a stout.
lello4ever (331) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore nero, schiuma beige chiaro di buona persistenza. Aroma di malto tostato. Al palato dolce con note tostate e di cacao. Carbonazione media. Una ottima sweet Stout.
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from citysuper, HK. Dark black pour with brownish head. aroma is roasted coffee, burnt toast and cocoa. full smooth mouth feel. charcoal, twiglets and coffee with a slightly sweet chocolate after taste.
jmohno (1347) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black creamy white head.. Good lace. Roasty berry nut aroma, dark chocolate/cocoa. Woody cherry. Taste is robust, roasty, citric bite, almost tart finish with the citric. Mild planty, berry notes, assertive bitter. Robust sweet stout. Pretty roasty and citric. Herbal citrus hops perhaps.
ALLOVATE (2719) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At cellar temperature and into a chalice. Heavy sediment settles swiftly. The body black as black. Head lights up off the pour to settle a dense quarter inch with little lace but good legs. Dry, dusty, topsoil earthiness to the aroma with nuances of fresh strapped leather, molasses, burnt toffee and lightly roasted coffee bean. Quite smooth, bold, big, voluptuous and silky, velvety. Bitter coffee and chocolate malt finish. Earthy, malt dominated palate with light spice in back. Light smoke, burnt wood linger is long matched by dusty chocolate. Absolutely balanced to the nines, Holds all the qualms of a solid stout. Plump, and rounded. Beautiful!! (12fl.Oz, No date stamp, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)
Pinky77 (140) - - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bevuta sia alla spina che in bottiglia. Il colore è marrone con una meravigliosa schiuma capuccino. Il profumo è di caffe’ e miele. L’aroma è caffè, cioccolato. Corpo medio. Buona Buona
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour ruby brown hue with a beige head and light oily lacing .... Aroma of dark chocolate malts, roasted malts and caramel malts ..... Taste is of roasted malts, light coffee, dark chocolate, some sweetness and light bitter hops on the back end .... The mouthfeel is slick and oily .... Finish has a nice roasted and lingering hoppy to it ..... Overall a very nice stout