stravale (2051) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S (of course!)
Black, ruby edges, thick tan head with reasonable lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, molasses, coffee, roasted malt.
Taste of roasted malts, fruity berries, burnt crust, charred wood.
Palate - soft carb, medium body, silky smooth.
Finish - flavours expand greatly throughout the mouth - roasted malt, fruity, burnt notes and a dry woody bitterness that lingers but this tails off leaving a clean palate.
Overall - This well made stout has an impressive rich finish that overshadows the main flavour
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Almost black dark red amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy arom. Burnt roasted notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Coffee and chocolate dominating over roast. Moderate bitter average finish. Oily palate.
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, small off-white head. Roasty, malty aroma with coffee notes. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and chocolate notes, pleasantly bitter and dry finish. Smooth palate. Easy to drink. Balanced, solid brew.
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s. Pleasant nose of berries, chocolate, fudge brownie. Very chewy. Black with lace. Roasty flavor with coffee, brownie, wood. Nice and dry, yet flavorful. Does nicely.
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Deep brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is fruits, wood, ashes, some mild nuts as well as some mild coffee and liquorice. Flavour is fruity, roasted mats, mild liquorice and some slight burnt wooden notes.
thirstyrabbit (1066) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Beige head. Aroma has milk chocolate and some roast. Smooth and full palate. Balanced roasty taste with a bit of coffee sourness. Nice hops in the finish.
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a medium tanned head. Nice roastiness and coffe notes. Aroma is a bit weak, but taste is pretty flavorful. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Leighton (10510) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clear, brown-black pour with a sturdy, off-white head. Sightly lactic nose, some cocoa roast. Nice flavor, modest chocolate, mild roastiness, slight milk cocoa. Light bodied with average carbonation. Slightly roasty, dry finish. Very easy drinker.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Decent dry Irish stout. Very true to form all round. Good dry malty finish. Well balanced and drinkable.