jinroh (1102) - 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 (7870) - .....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 (3773) - 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 (572) - 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 (8494) - 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 (3917) - West Bromwich (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.
ManVsBeer (8260) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stout with a dry texture and taste. It has a good nose but a fair amount of flavour.
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size beige head appears. Stays ’til the end. Roasted, dry coffee, malty flavor. Roasted, malty, faint coffee beans in flavor. Very smooth to drink. But something is missing in this drink.
Rune (10919) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle bought at the M&S store near to the train station in Leeds. Fragile lacing from a tan-coloured head. Dark brown body. Promising smell of dark chocolate malts with a slight roastiness. Sweet malty taste of chocolate and roasted coffee. Bittersweet end. Pleasant enough (Bodington Flats, 10.07.2012).
wheresthepath (2068) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[500ml bottle from M&S Reading] Black with a moderate tan head. Chocolate & coffee at first, with a smooth mouthfeel and growing amounts of liquorice. The whole thing is rather taken over by charcoal in the bitter, dry, burnt malt finish. Too burnt for me, I’m afraid.