cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ messrs Maguire, in Dublin: Pitch black with nice long lasting cafe au lait head, notes of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and bitter finish. soft mouthfeel
mjs (5042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at the brewpub on 2008-07-02) Black. Medium-sized, dense, long-lasting tan head. Liquorice and roasted malts in nose. Medium and dry palate. Roasted and even burnt malts, bitterness, coffee in taste. Dry bitter aftertaste. Bit watery.
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Messrs Maguire in Dublin. Pours an opaque, heavy looking black with a thick, creamy white head. No real carbonation. Aroma is suspiciously absent... slight roasted aroma if you search. Flavor is strong with a healthy dose of chocolate plus plenty of toast and grain. Creamy in the mouth. Great session beer and by far the best they had on tap while I was in.
KM (375) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Almost black body. Creamy off white head. Sweet roasted aroma. Hints of tar and old smoke. Dry flavour, but also sweet, especially in the finish. The finish also reveals a tiny chocolate flavour. Like a Guinness with more aroma and flavour. (Messrs. Maguire Pub, Dublin, 05.05.08)
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A pitch black beer with a dense brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and lighter notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish. The body is a bit thin.
McHughsKBR (6) - IRELAND - APR 22, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap-Messrs, nice, clean, dark ruby colour. Chocolatey aroma, deliciously sweet. Chocolate flavour, mild roast coffee taste, somewhat vanilla sweetness, lacking slightly in body, but very tasty, and very easy drinking.
larsga (6496) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown-beige shiny creamy everlasting head. Opaque black body, barely dark red-brown at edges. Roasty burnt vanilla and caramel aroma with coffee notes. Dry burnt roasty milky coffee taste with spicy caramelly notes. Long, lingering aftertaste with an emphasis on the burntness, with notes of licorice. Some pepper and spice, too. Mild mouthfeel. Nice, but not too special. (0.3l draft at the brewpub.)
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro keg @ Easter Beer Festival, Franciscan Well. Typical nitro keg dry stout really. Not as dry as it could have been, roasted flavours a bit too mild. Poor enough.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro keg at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Dark brown color; creamy head (of course). Light aroma, some watery roasted malt flavor, mild, but probably affected by the nitro; there is some dark chocolate malt at the end. Not bad, but without the nitro would be better...
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 20, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - Messrs, Poured a glorious brown and quickly transformed into a ruby black pint. Mild chocolate aroma, smooth malt flavour with hints of chocolate and spice with a short finish,, enjoyable