SamTaylor (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours dark ruby red with 2cm off white head, dissapates quickly. Aroma is real chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel, could be thicker. Taste is quite sweet, chocolate vanilla and slight coffee, sufficient bitterness on the back end. I was dubious about this but surprisingly good, especially for less than 2 quid!
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great black appearance with beige head. Dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Tasty chocolate and bitterness in the taste. Texture is rather light, but also doesn’t have a high ABV. Nice.
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ de tolly joogipood. Pours dark brown with almost white head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some coffee.Taste of chocolate, some bitterness, spicy a bit, coffee, watery. Medium body. Actually i hoped more.
ZupaKino (34) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of malts, marzipan and cherries. Thick head. Sightseeingtour bitterheid in the thin chocolate taste.
HerrBierkoenig (419) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 04 03 15 Pours clear brown to red liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: coffee, plum, red fruits, malty, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light sour, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, malty, Palate: medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation, long roasty finish, Overall: good complex porter, more coffee notes than chocolate notes.
Xstream (183) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is sweet milk chocolate stout. Flavor is less creamy as I thought. Quite fresh and watery, but nice. Mild Sweet with medium stout bitter.
MarcoDL (2548) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black/brown, with a small head. Thin body. Aroma is of sour malt, strange. Taste is sweet, with malt and chocolate and subtle vanilla. Has a slight artifcial note to it. Okay beer.
LomYst (599) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bittersweet chocolat, gets darker and sweeter in the back... Some roasted sournes also but only a little... A bit watery but it has a nice burnt finish...
Garrold (2141) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ah. Now I’ve sussed what I’m supposed to be rating (I think a rebrand may have taken place).
330ml bottle. Waitrose. Clear, dark, ruby red. Thick, bubbly, beige head, that I suspect won’t last. Dried vine fruit. Cocoa powder. A hint of rubber, or at best, leather. Taste is cocoa dry. Some bonfire toffee sweetness. Palate is dry, and thin. Finish is, too. Feels sickly and artificial. There’s something about Meantime beers that I can’t get on with, which I know is my loss..,
Maarten1993 (420) - - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank 19/9/2014 while watching The Office. Promising name but the taste is a bit watery. Sweet hints of soft chocolate, but very faint. Thus, not rich. Too bad of the wateriniss, still an okay beer though.