sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep, murky brown with a huge, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet lactose, coffee and roast malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, a bit of dark chocolate, vanilla smoothness and a sweet but dry finish. Vry ncely balanced.
RichardW (1338) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good chocolate and medium roast aroma, bitter palate, with a bit of vegetable and soy in there, but generally pretty good. Liquorice in the finish and a bit of leather. Tasty enough
Gethinbeer (2059) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Liquorice pour with a tan head which disapates quickly to a clinging lace. Burnt toast aroma. Intial tang settles to a smooth finish. Bitter malt and chocolate flavour.
Karol (469) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. This is quite good. The aroma is of dark chocolate and roasted malt. I like that. The taste is refreshing, but the carbonation is way too high and destroys the experience a bit. This beer finishes with a nice bitter and dark chocolate taste. A quite nice brew! Too bad that unpleasant carbonation.
jinroh (176) - ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from M&S, Rocca al Mare, Tallinn. Quite typical irish stout, good to see that there are more good beers beside Guinness Aroma - roasted malts, bread crumbs. Taste initially sweetish-acidic, you can feel the carbonation and smokiness of the beer. Later some hop bitterness ensues and lingers along for a while. Didn’t really catch the coffee and chocolate that was promised on the label, maybe only some bitter coffee beans. Good beer, would like to sip it while sitting at a pub in Dublin.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bought at the Celbridge Mark & Spencer .. . mild roast .. . deep brown black .. . no character .. . light mouth .. . frankly, an annoying beer .. . . Today’s cartoons send the wrong messages to kids. I miss the old days. When coyotes played with
dynamite and caterpillars took hookah hits.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Jet black, fluffy dense and lasting beige head and moderate condition. Gentle roasted coffee bean, bitter chocolate and a slight blackberry fruitiness in the nose, pleasantly bitter in the mouth with touches of coffee, quite dry and powdery, some blackberry notes emerging asit warms. Finish has a tingle of bitterness and some roasted barley notes lingering but always restrained.
BoltonDK (500) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Medium nose, coffee, small notes of tar.
Browish Black color small offwhite head.
Medium body small bubbles, coffee sugar nice mellow aftertaste.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Black dark caramel colour. Thick dark beige head that fades to a thin loose layer. Aroma is big chalk mineral, some soap and dark fruit yeast esters. Nice rounded roast and dark fruit. Medium duration raost finish. Chalky dry palette. A little thin.
SarkyNorthener (1308) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from M&S. Black beer, quickly dissipating head. Faint aroma of roasted malts and a stronger aroma of coffee. Taste is of coffee and chocolate with a bitter dry finish. A below average stout.