Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a medium lightbrown head. A roasted malty aroma with some chocolate sence. Sweet taste with a chocolate ending. Medium body, ok but mild.
Vladivostok (312) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks the part with the typical black and white appearance of a stout but the aroma is rather weak and you really have to try to get any roastiness into your nostrils. Similarly, the mouthfeel is somewhat thin but the finish typically bitter. Probably works best if you drink it with your eyes shut and pretend it’s a bitter. Mediocre at best. Followed it down with a bottle of Hook Norton’s excellent Double Stout and there really was no contest.
gopherfan99 (813) - CROATIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of coffee with hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is a little lighter than what I expected with coffee, molasses, and vanilla with a hint of caramel; has dry light bitter, coffee finish; good but not great stout
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Waitrose (Romsey). Large head. Roasted and slightly bitter malts.
DIBBLE (91) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 500ml bottle. Short tan head over dark beer. Aroma is roasted malt. Palate is fizzy, thick and slightly astringent. Flavour is grassy, dark malt, dregs of black coffee, distant licorice in the dry slightly bitter finish. Bottle label says it’s a Malt only recipe but also displays the Yeast, Malt, Water, Hops logo which is a bit misleading.
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a disappointment. Schwarzbier for me should be nearly around stout, but you cant call 4.5 ABV "stout". Mostly water with some evident roasted malt presence. Thats about it
Light cocoa background, moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Watery
blackradioboy (74) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Waitrose. (£2.09) Pours creamy. Overall impression is it's a quite delicate stout, with some flavour present, but nothing too special. Cairngorm's Black Gold (slightly weaker at 4.4% ABV) has much more complexity. Average.
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wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts spicy dark fruits and some hops flavor roasted malts spicy some laurel dark fruits and hops
lobs_ols (349) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, weak white head. Roastiness, some caramel on the nose. Medium body, sweet caramel, cocoa flavour. Finishes bit bitter. Rather nice.
Stuu666 (5904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is similar, dry.
vidmidia (71) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaca, escura. Espuma âmbar, média e de curta duração. Aroma de café, caramelo e defumado. Amarga, levemente ácida, com toques defumados. Retrogosto amargo com toques de chocolate e final adocicado.