jmgreenuk (3268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a think broken off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, a little creamy, yeast, light hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a light watery grass hop bitter spice palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. More like a black IPA to me.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Marks&Spencer in Prague. Black beer with a lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, malty, caramel notes, metal, ash, some coffee. Coffee flavor, iron, cocoa, citrus, hay, some licorice and tar. Decent beer but slightly thin bodied.
kufdam (133) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle poured into a straight pint glass. Cocoa aroma. Taste is cocoa. Fairly sweet initially but some good herby bittering hops.
s_hartshorne (484) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle m&s. Black colour tan head. Aroma is weak rosted malts coffee and choc. Taste is sweet coco hints of coffeeand roasted malts decent bitter finish. Medium body low carbonation. Ok drink.
danlo (811) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown-black colour, tan head and aroma of roasted malt with chocolate, treacle, brown sugar. Roasted malt flavour with smokey, dark fruits, earthy hop notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry light roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
peponi (112) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: dark roasted malts.
Appearance: blac color with nice lasting beige head.
Taste: iron aftertaste, dark roasted malts, quite dry, coffee substitute, weak bitterness.
Palate: medium body and high carbonation. Unpleasent iron aftertaste, finish is slightly astringent and dry.
Overall: Poor irish stout.
McWorta (437) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured stout with a small toasted/tan light creamy head. Noses of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with hints of smoke/peat. Soft light oily texture and medium-full bodied. Light-medium sweet with some roast bitterness to it. Finish is medium and balanced.
agent_persik (279) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, almost black color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee, hint of wood. Dry bitter taste of roasted malt, licorice and dark chocolate, some hops in finish. Light body and average carbonation.
Borresteijn (4336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Almost black, creamy light-beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder, milk chocolate, hard roasted malts, coffee. Flavour of hard roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, light fruity touch, cocoa, nice dry bitter finish. Light-bodied, smooth. Good stout imho.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, bottle from M&S Camberley, 18/10/13.
Light black with a moderately appointed light tan head.
Nose is roast malts, cocoa, cardboard, earthy tang.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, cardboard box (Living !), light roast, puff of smoke.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light roast and a touch papery.
Middle of the road affair, nothing I’d rush back to.