zacgillbanks (4540) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Co-op, Wrekenton, Gateshead. A black beer with a thin white head. It has a rich milk chocolate flavour, vanilla and oak notes with a creamy chocolate milkshake finish. Very nice for such a low ABV beer.
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is opaque, brown tinges at the base. A one finger beige foamy head. Aroma- caramel, sweetness, milky, chocolate, cocoa. Taste- dry roast, chocolatey, milky, some sweetness with hints of caramel, but it actually becomes bitter at the end. A bit fuller in the mouth than expected, given the low abv. Perfectly drinkable and pleasant.
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meh. Takes what I liked about the XXX and dumbs it down, and unfortunately still has the thin palate. I’ll pass on this one.
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can into a Hoegaarden glass. This is a perfectly drinkable milk stout, but not likely to get rave reviews. It wears is chocolate and lactose colours on its sleeve, and while its a good balance it does taste a little lacking.
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got some cans from the local co-op in Cowes. Easily drinkable with aromas of chocolate, coffee and spruce. Light abv with high drinkability and full body. Was surprised by the quality of that piwo. Thumbs up.
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Four-pack bought at local co-op in Cowes. Pours out in a deep black colour with low smooth head and medium body. Aroma of torf and milk. Taste of torf, woods, milky coffee and malt. Roasted dry finish. Not my kind of beer.
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, long-lasting tan head. Aromas of light cooked cherries, dark sugar. Taste is light sweet. Decent body for the strength. Drops off at the end, but decent enough.
AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl can thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely crema head.
Nose - fruit cake and molasses. Some black jack sweets.
Taste - dried raisins, brown sugar and coca cola.
Palate - light to medium bodied but then too sweet throughout.
Overall - yeah, better than I expected but the sweetness gives the impression of a sickly soft drink. Have to say it’s good for the low alcohol though.
Douberd (4915) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV only 2.8%!
Pours a very dark beer, alnost totally black. One finger of dark brown head, with average retention, leaving light lacing on the glass and some foam on the beer’s surface.
Aroma of coffee, hints of chocolate and light roasted malts. Subtle but smells good nevertheless.
Taste also of coffee, some roasted malts on the finish and on the aftertaste with just a touch of bitterness there, but mostly sweet.
Thin body, okay carbonation.
Overall quite good taking its low ABV into account, could be an everyday dark beer, certainly better than drinking a macro lager.
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from BeersofEurope, Review for thebeerguy.
This was the second time I had this beer, the first in a pub in Tutbury, Derbyshire. Expect a real creamy beer, with peaty, smoky wood notes, and light malts. Very smooth, with a strong smoky finish.