SarkyNorthener (2903) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Black stout large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is sweet with chocolate and roast malt flavours. Texture is a little watery. I used to hate this stuff years ago, but now I can quite easily drink it.
Travlr (15608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes. Bottle at the Heineken brewery in St. Lucia. Itís a long story. Dark brown color,huge tan head that settles quickly. Aroma of milk chocolate, nuts, light ash. Taste is sweet cocoa. Light body. Very drinkable.
kerenmk (3200) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a brown ring. Coffee and milk chocolate aroma, thin, mild bitterness and diluted coffee taste. Light body, soft fizz and a long stale coffee finish.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, stale coffee with milk, and a bit of cardboard. Sweet flavor with stale coffee with milk, and a roasty finish. Light-bodied.
DIBBLE (101) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of roasted malt, burnt veg. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Slight lacing. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, clean and smooth, near to flat. Mildly bitter roast malt flavour with weak sweet/creamy coffee notes. Lightly sweet, mildly dry, roast malt finish.
TedE (443) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can into glass. Pours pitch black with large coffee coloured head. Smells like milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes like iced coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and milky. With your eyes closed this IS iced coffee. Nice but weird.
redders1974 (281) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mahogany with quickly disappearing head that leaves some nice lacing only 2.8 abv by t doesnít taste watery more hoppy milk with liquorice and chocolate notes CV would pass for a mild or oiastmeal stout.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Morrisons. Pours mahogany with a tan head. The taste is slightly sharp and tinny, but with some reasonable roasty flavours of coffee and liquorice. Itís pretty thin as expected, but this is actually pretty good for the ABV.
zacgillbanks (3085) - 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 (499) - 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 (6853) - 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. Iíll pass on this one.