Grumbo (1194) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Curvemur, Murcia, Spain. Pours a deep brown colour, almost black, with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, and chocolate. Soft carbonation, medium body, slick texture. Light bitterness and slight dryness to finish.
weihenweizen (3013) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle from the rare beer club poured into an English pint glass. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is coffee, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.
deanso (8427) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A little watery but other than that, quite a decent dry stout.
janubio (654) - SPAIN - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black colour, enormous off white head. Medium lace, good ring. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and I think I semall something like strawberries. Medium body, a bit watery. Taste of chocolate, coffee, fruits, some citrus.
JDBaker11058 (1819) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown pour with lighter brown edges, one finger of very creamy light tan head. Aroma: I let this one sit for a while, and good aromas were the reward--dark chocolate, rich espresso (like a café bustelo), notes of vanilla and a hint of rum raisin. Taste: as it warmed, the flavors really bloomed--bittersweet dark chocolate, a hint of ash or burnt toast, light caramel, some toffee and vanilla. Finish: nicely dry, with a lighter palate; lively carbonation but smooth enough to feel stout-like. Notes: A very well-executed dry stout. Not overly complex, and certainly not a huge beer. Took a good while for the best qualities to come out, pretty close to room temp. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
tmoreau (3556) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle made available through the Rare Beer Club, shared and poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, with some ruby highlighting, a bubbly layer of brownish tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was roasted and dry, with notes of cocoa & coffee. Light to medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar, and also presented a moderate, earthy hop bitterness that combined with the dry roastiness to create in my estimation, a light sense of smoke & char. Decent, not overly hefty, but quite quaffable.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from RBC- pours dark, opaque, mahogany brown, thick milky, khaki head. Roasted malts, toast, bitter chocolate, lighter bodied, mild bitterness, somewhat oily. Nice and drinkable
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Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, very pleasant roast aromas, taste is lovely, dark roast and bitter, clean dry finish. A burnt chocolate quality sort of coats the mouth and lingers. A quality beer.
jonas (6644) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from El Corto Ingles. Light roast aroma
Black, brown lace
Medium light body, dry roasted mouthfeel.
Nice roast flavours, a bit metallic on the palate, feels thin on the finish.
Needs a little bit chewiness.
melush (2657) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate.