Douberd (4533) - 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.
yngwie (16385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very dark brown beer with a reddish hue. A small, beige head on top. Coffee, chocolate and and some faint bonfire notes. Some bitterness in the aroma, as well as chocolate and coffee. Medium body with a nice carbonation. Roasted finish with coffee and chocolate. A really nice one, but it gets sort of flat after a while. 140416
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from M&S Paisley. Dark stout. Malty, iron aroma. Smoke, chocolate & malt tastes. Perfect with crisps or nuts.
jmgreenuk (7086) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (17125) - Göteborg, 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 (159) - 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 (2574) - 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 (2294) - 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 (1319) - Mainz, GERMANY - 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.