Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A black body with a small beige head. Relatively mild, but nice aroma of dark malt, coffee and roast. Flavor is sweet malt, nice bitterness, chocolate and strong coffee. Medium body. A very nice stout without anything fancy.
wimpyjoe (2274) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a spicy texture to begin with, but the subsequent flavours are full, chocolates and roasted malts.
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding full flavoured dry stout. Plenty of hops with roast goodness and depth of flavour. One to be savoured not rushed. If you want a sweet stout then this isnít for you.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Earthy coffee aroma with spicy notes. Dryish resiny earthy coffee taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry earthy coffee grounds aftertaste with spicy burnt notes. Nice, vivid, drinkable, but falls off a little at the end. (0.15l sample at Haand 2012.)
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent bitter stout, but there is a little missing in the aroma, itís just coffee. the taste is a bit medicinal and bitter. Decent.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewdog Camden. Pours cloudy dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Massive coffee aroma. Flavour like drinking an iced coffee with a smooth bitter finish. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is dry coffee. Flavour is exactly what I want from a stout - coffee, chocolate, caramel with a balancing hops flavour. Excellent.
BeerViking (1815) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the brewery, deep dark brown with coffee crema, coffee, malt and treacle nose. Rich full body with treacle, wine, burnt caramel, more coffee, beautifully underlaid with pine hop that then comes to the fore in the finish, along with a dry burnt bitterness.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Opaque black, not much head. Smells like a Stout all right - ashy and dry. Crunching taste, blocks of chiselled graphite and chargrilled notes, with just enough sweetness and hop to make it balanced. A delicious Stout.
dynamiteninja (1290) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body. Thin tan head. Smoky, nutty, roasty and meaty. Milk chocolate and coffee. Citrusy hops. Spice, a little washing up liquid (not my fault). Initially hit of bitterness followed by bittersweetness leaving a soft chocolately finish. Fizzy. Great.