Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Pours pitch black with fine, creamy off-white head. Smells malty roasty, sweetish, with some coffee. Starts with lots of burnt malts and roasted coffee, hoppy bitter in the background. Middle part has some roasted malts, slight sweetish in background. Goes into a coffe-roasted finish with sweet caramel and burnt malts...
MichaelAwesome (3920) - 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 (3923) - 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 (61) - 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 (2651) - 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.
emartell (240) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma muy agradable, notas achocolatadas, ligeras notas a nueces, aromas a malta y un poco de notas torrefactas.
Cuerpo ligero, color obscuro, cercano al negro, ligeras notas rubíes.
En boca suave, ligera y tostada.
Al paladar es cuando se percibe más que se trata de una schwarzbier y no de una stout. Cuerpo muy ligero, cerveza suave, ligeramente sabor a malta, y posteriormente notas importantes con sabores tostados.
En general, una cerveza ligera y refrescante. Suave pero con aromas ricos y notas tostadas que la hacen una muy buena elección.
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 pours a dark brown color with a medium off white head. the aroma is very sweet. you pick up chocolate and coffee. the taste is very similar with some medium roasted malts. this beer is very drinkable.
Trappis**d (10) - - MAY 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, not black, high fizz, didn’t really get on with this beer,seems like a pop version of stout, bit one dimension tasting, coffee and smoky not very rich, bit thin for my liking.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Poured a dark brown with a medium pale tan head. Got some smokiness, coffee, chocolate, bit of fruit. Roasted malt flavour, bit of sweetness. Not very stout like but pretty drinkable. Quite liked it.
Cimbasso (66) - - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was bought in a 50ml bottle. The colour is very dark, almost black, and the aroma is of dark roasted malt. The texture is surprisingly light and the taste, although dominated by bitter dark coffee flavours, is quite sweet. The finish is hoppy and dry. A beguiling mixture of the sweet and the bitter characterises this real old- fashioned stout.