blackisle (1187) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. from M&S Amsterdam. Opaque almost black, redbrown hue against the light, big frothy tan head, mostly lasting, good lacing; aroma sweet and roasty malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, hint of citrus; taste light sweet and moderate bitter, roasty notes; medium body, oily bit watery texture, soft carbonation; mild bittersweet finish, light spicy notes.
HerrBierkoenig (579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 11/2014. Pours clear dark brown liquid, red to brown against light, medium brown frothy head, Aroma: sweet, roasty, dark chocolate, milk, Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, roasty notes, espresso, dark chocolate, citrus, at the beginning some metallic off taste, bit watery, but at the end with higher temperature ok. Palate: medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long bitter-sour finish. Overall: expected more fro an Irish dry Stout, but drinkable - after warming up a bit.
Gurthnar (3010) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at M&S. Aroma mostly roasty, suggests dryness. Lightly soapy. Clear very dark colour, beige head. Taste is fairly dry, particularly towards the finish. Simple one-dimensional roasty flavour, might even be too strong for me, lightly burnt. However overall a decent irish stout.
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
goozen (3378) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste with great hints of roasted malts and chocolate. Bought this one at Marks & Spencer, the Hague.
MarcoDL (2886) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marks & spencer. Tasty stout, with a body of roasted malt and nice notes of coffee and cacao. Nice roasted aftertaste. Good beer, especially for a supermarket.
spacecube (1307) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, pours black with tan head. aroma rich malt, chocolate, coffee, palate full and creamy with a dry balanced finish. Very nice sessionable stout.
MisoW (2292) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black color, white head. Aroma is roasted malt, bit sugary, hints of wood and smoked. Taste is medium bitter, roasted malt, coffee. Bitter coffee aftertaste.
Douberd (3185) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a big Guinness glass. ABV 4.5%
A tone lighter before it becomes totally black, two fingers tall dark brown head, thick, with good retention,leaving spots of lacing around the glass.
Aroma of roasted malts, cold coffee, oats.
Taste has again roasted malts, plenty of coffee and especially on the finish, oats, light dark chocolate. Mildly bitter aftertaste that insists.
Medium body, good carbonation giving a bite at the end, dry palate.
Overall a more than decent beer, especially considering its made exclusively for a supermarket.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from M&S. Deep brown, big foamy tan head. Nice dry roasted malt in the nose, some dark chocolate, a little coffee, leather and roasted barley. Flavour is dry, roasted malt, a hint of chocolate sweetness toward the finish. The roasted notes are very pronounced and get stronger as the beer warms. It?s quite light in body, medium soft carbonation. Short dry roasty finish. Decent.