god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like olives. Pours really dark like when you wait a year to change the oil in your car. Dark tan head rises and falls quickly. Medium body isn't as thick as the color suggests. Starts malty with fruity/acidic but not sweet, finishes with a medium burnt coffee, and... butter? MUCH better warmed almost to room temperature so let it sit out of the fridge for 10-20 minutes before opening. A good example of a stout but not as strong as many. A great beer if you want to impress your friends with how dark you beer is while still not accidently getting hair on your chest.
ordybill (661) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big coffee smell with a nice malt backdrop
Appearance- pours a black color with a thick brown head.
Taste- Coffee and a bit of licorice with a nice malt mix
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a dry finish
Overall- A real good Irish Dry Stout, highly recommended.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gray-brown head. Opaque black body shows hazy dark red light
at edges. Roasty floral aroma is faint, with traces of rubber boot
(no, seriously). Dry earthy roasty soy sauce taste with toasted sugar
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish earthy mealy soy
sauce aftertaste with rubbery notes. Well. It’s ok. (0.355l bottle,
from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
martin00sr (1587) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark copper, thick light beige head. Roasted, wet malt aroma. Light, dry mouthfeel. Roasted aroma, faint, fruity and smokey notes. Dry and light bitter finish.
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour cloudy nearly black with small but stable light tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, malt and caramel with some subtle roasty notes. Bitter, roasty flavour, complemented by sweetish notes of caramel malt and touches of coffee. Roasty and bitter aftertaste with notes of yeast. Decent, albeit just medium-bodied.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bready and dusty aroma, smells a lot like a milk stout. Almost black colour, seems clear. Big stable creamy light brown head. The flavour is bready, slightly vinous, sweetish. Not a dry stout in my book, but perhaps not sweet enough to be a milk stout, either.
Sigmund (5726) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, moderate to low tan head. Slightly sweetish and mildly roasty aroma, hints of creamy coffee and chocolate. Dry roasty flavour, notes of cold coffee. Drinkable, but not remarkable.
gunnar (6408) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, weak roast. Taste is light sweet, malts and coffee with a strange sidekick not making this a very good one. Dry bitter finish.
Holmen1 (3538) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske på rbhd-samling feb-15: brunsvart med capuccinoskum. Mild kaffe/vanlijearoma og kremet munnfølelse. Tørr og mørk men med en bismak av våt papp.
abemorsten (3194) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Clear deep mahogany colored body with a light brown rim. Rock sugar and molasses on the nose. Prunes and wet cardboard on the nose. Medium bodied.
Holmen2 (1787) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15. Black. Dark beige head.Aroma of dark chocolate. Moderate bitterness in refreshing taste.