yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 30/07/2006. 330ml can from Rumbleís, Wellington.
Black, ruby hints, with a stronly lacy diminishing tan head. Sweet and roasty malt on the nose, some woody notes and a slight sour edge. Quite sweet all the way through, with brown sugar notes - like itís been bottle conditioned and hasnít fermented. However, itís actually well balanced, when you swill it about, by a strong, coffee-like, roast barley astringency that leaves your mouth bone dry. Silky smooth, with low carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. Like a sweetened espresso. Good mild session beer, which Iíd imagine would be quite nice fresh.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Havenít had a Mackeson for years. Itís better than I thought: Very dark brown with a big tan head. Pleasant sweet, malty aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolate, minimal bitterness. Like a milk shake.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown, nearly black, head is big and tan, laces well. Aroma is roasted, malty, but slightly sour. Flavour is malty, sweet, not much of it. Aftertaste of milk, maybe some chocolate, mouth feel is like youíve just drank a glass of milk, mouth coating. Nice stout, quite unique, bit too weak, too sweet for a session, but nice to drink slowly.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a large tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and sweetness. The flavor is weak, roast, sweet, smooth, and chocolate. Good body, good brew.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad milk stout this. Obviously you canít expect much depth from a 3% stout, so it takes itís place as a easy quaffing dark malted beer. Admittedly, itís probably a favourite with the old farts for this exact reason, but Iíd probably be happy enough drinking this in 50 years time. Not quite as sweet as I expected, but then again I am drinking it while eating chocolate cake and ice cream, which it partners well. Some licorice and milk chocolate provide that necessary link. Pleasant enough and it certainly has itís place, but if youíre going to make the effort to brew this surely itís only a short step to make something a bit bolder.
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 275ml. Poured black, creamy and thick. Pure white head. Aroma of chocolate, malt. Milk chocolate taste (i think they use milk in the brewing), creamy and smooth to drink with a bitter malt finish. This is a heavy, rich beer, so not one for sessions, but altogether enjoyable in moderation.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very dark brown beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted with a slight hint of chocolate. The flavor is sweet roasted, but without power both in body and roastiness, and the sweetness has an artificial tinge - cantít think why. Too weak for me - but for a light stout it is nice.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at the Feathers, Chorlton 03/07/2004
Black smooth on the palate and sweet. Slightly dry finish.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 A little like a Pepis, perhaps, was too soft and was black, endeed, but it needs to get more character.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had no hopes for this fellow. Aroma is minimal, woith malt kickin in. Taste is sweetish but malty and better than expected to be honest.