wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee in the aroma, the flavor is malty but subdued. This isn’t a country I’d ever expect to find many if any stouts in, but this is a good attempt at it and commendable.
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a huge root beer float head, lacework is nice. Aroma is coffee, similar to a mocha, vanilla and general beer. The taste is bitter with a coffee and chocolate taste, but is overall very subdued. The carbonation is moderately high, body is thin, finish is abrupt and lightly bitter. Overall a very sessionable stout, but a bit simplistic. It is nice to see Spain dipping into the craft beer scene though, it says this brewery is their first one on the bottle.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours an opaque black with a pillowy clingy-lacing creamy froth of light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with a touch of dark chocolate and light tart fruits. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some light toffee notes with doughy yeasty flavors and light fruity esters before a drier, lightly roasted finish. An enjoyable and balanced dry stout.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The nose is slightly roasty with a little bit of light cocoa along with some dusty chocolate. A little bit of dryness and some light plumminess on the back. Fairly fruity yeast component. There is a little bit of tartness on the back. It’s a pretty nice stout - fairly assertively hopped actually. Simple but decent.
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Jason THX. Moderately dense brown look, tan cap. Nose is a bit dry and harsh, cheese and fruit. Taste has a bit of tart,acidity and a little coffee. Can I brew in Spain to help out?
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods with some nice new branding/label work on it. Pours filtered black with the craziest brown head I’ve ever seen; numerous bubbles in excess of 1cm diameter adorn the crown of the beer. Looks more like something you’d see bubbling in a river or something.
Sadly, this does not translate to anything unusual in the flavor, as the beer is chalk dry, very carbonic, and exceptionally dull. Some carrot and cabbage notes.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Just a bit of a gusher, this beer pours nearly black with a thick tan head that slowly settles into lace. The nose is darkly roasted malt with milk chocolate, and a prune aroma. The flavor is also quite fruity with prune and raisin along with the super roasted malt and some dark chocolate bitterness. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long fruity and bitter finish.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Jason’s bottle, brought from Spain. Medium brown, big cheesy head. Sour in aroma. You can see the carbonation bubbles. Coffee grounds and horse blanket - in the taste! Even Guiness is better as a stout.Carbonation right there. Youc an drink some of it.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz bottle. Dark brown with a big, thick, foamy light tan head that lasts a while and sticks to the glass. Lactic aroma with chocolate and some light fruit... weird. The flavor is tart up front with some chocolate, and acidic malt. Medium body with a lively foamy carbonation and a dry, chalky mouth feel. Not sure if this one was starting to sour or not, kind of weird aroma and taste for a Stout.
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl from Esclat in Vall (Spain). Black beer with high tan foam and good fizz. Nose of coffee and dark chocolate, burnt key and average acidity. The taste is slightly soft, roasted, creamy, earthy, black fruit and vegetable. Final not too dry, note of cardamom on the roast which dominates the hop.