RichardGretton (4015) - Leicestershire, - SEP 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@25th Burton Summer Beer Festival, 2007. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is roasted and the flavour is very bitter and coffee, too bitter for my taste. Overall a very strong coffee flavoured stout.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewpub. Nitro pour, served too cold. Opaque. Aroma is clean, nice asphalt after the rain aroma. Burly roast beneath. Acidic finish is refreshing. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Slightly milky flavor with a mild coal finish. Seems thick and yet is not all that flavorful.
omhper (17437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown, creamy nitri head. Spicy grassy aniseed aroma. Dry and very roasty with notes of chocolate and saké as well as bitter cocoa. Big, concentrated roasty flavours, marked powerful bitterness. More alive, more for real than the regular commercial Irish stouts.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours near black with a lingering tan head. It smells of roast malt and chocolate. The flavor includes dark roast malt, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. It’s medium to full bodied and quite nice, easily the best of the five brews I tried at the brewpub.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:Tap in Dublin.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a thin tan head.
Aroma:Roast, coffee and milk chocolate.
Flavor:Roast and coffee with anise and bitter chocolate.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Good beer. Enjoyed much.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt with lots of chocolate. Dry and roasted flavour with a long finish
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hints of licorice and coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee and dark chocolate flavor with some hints of licorice. Has a slightly sweetish roasted malty coffee finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Dark brown black color with a small, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, coffee, sour. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 First beer at GGBF 2008. Coffee. Clean, flavoursome, balanced, refreshing, very drinkable and gorgeous. I could drink this all day.
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF08. Good liquorice aroma. Black colour, no head. Thin mouthfeel. Quite roasted flavour, a bit rough.
Svesse (5195) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Black colour with brief, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee and cocoa. Roasted, malty taste with strong black coffee, dark chocolate and a generous coffee bitterness in a clean and fresh finish. Medium body, dry. An excellent example of irish stout.