Martin243 (786) - Tyne & Wear, - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle at home cellar cool. Black pudding and licquorice aroma, (seriously)! Dark ruby body, tan head. dark chocolate, figs, cold coffee flavours, dry biscuity finish. Slick palate. Enough carbonation to provide a tasty "burp memory". What’s not to like? Is this a "Schwarzbier" because of the lagering? More stouty bitterness evident.
TheJestersBeer (2116) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours really dark brown, with a brown head.
Roasted, malty aroma, coffee beans chocoate, licorice, caramel, faint hops, quite spicy.
Almost dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, spicy taste, caramel, coffee, chocolate, hops ashes. Well balanced, nicely dry and robust. (2014-10-24)
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Beautiful bottle art. Nice purple cap and label. Pours a deep black color forming a small beige head that dissipates quite quickly. Not much lacings but a small layer remains for a long time
S: Coffee! Delicious. roasted malts, dark chocolate, yeasts and... COFFEE! :)
T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts, dark chocolate. A mild sweet upfront and a bitter roasted end, and... COFFEEE!
M: Watery medium to low body. Mild sweet upfront and a delicious mild roasted bitter aftertaste
O: Very drinkable. Indicated to coffee lovers...
[ BA Review @ 7/24/2012 ]
mecafilo (91) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 On tap @ Greenwich Union, London, UK. Pours with a pitch dark colour, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (352) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Epsom at home on 2/9/14. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Dry finish. Nice.
MissPxx (397) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean wheaty, slightly chocolatey aroma. Bitter taste. Dark ruby red, almost black. Quite smooth.
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MichaelAwesome (4332) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Classic stout with decent chocolate in the back, some earthy moments and some roasted malt. Light and watery though therefore not really a full bodied background. Drinkable, would like to try a second one for a more deeper look.
McTapps (4332) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with steady low ehad and medium body. Aroma of woods, torf and malt. Taste of roasted malt, torf, dark roasted barley, oak, leaves and woods. Dry, oaky and roasty finish. Drinkable, but I expected more.
Cybion (70) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Bottle, 500 ml. Pours jet black with a fair amount quickly dissipating tan head. Roasted/burnt malts, chocolate and an earthen note make up most of the aroma, which also has a hint of caramel. Taste is a little more complex and actually not quite what I was expecting from the aroma; after an initial chocolate/malty hit, some fruitier notes come surging forward, these being of a sour nature. Finish is bone dry and quite bitter, with a metallic edge that I’ve found to be a frequent presence in Meantime’s concoctions. Bit too sharp on the palate due to the sour notes and the carbonation, and feels a bit thin bodied, but nice tasting overall.
OldGrowth (2711) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/2 Pint at Meantime Union. Ok aroma. chocolate, coffee, little smoked peat. Dark orangy brown color good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body thin smooth creamy mouthfeel. Mid smoked chocolate charcoal finish. Nice.SSession stout. Flavor best part for me. Aroma a little duller. Fine overall.
SamTaylor (4) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours almost black with small tan head. Roasted malt and coffee on the nose, not much else. Taste is dominated by roast malt and coffee with almost metallic tones, but feels very thin and watery in mouth which lets this beer down. Could do with a higher abv to give it better mouthfeel. Overall, fairly disappointing and one dimensional.