JefVerstraete (2141) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Black colour, creamy foam. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Soft carbonation. Thin and bit watery. Ok.
King_Alex_II (672) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Insanely beautiful beer. Pitch black with a beige colored foam that probably lasts longer than you need to finish the beer. The taste is blackish body and watery. Boring if drunk.
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the draught can. A full 5 in appearance. Black with a creamy beige head that is perfectly stable. Roasted malt, ashes, coffee. Taste is coffee and a bit milk, with a bit of a crisp bitterness in the finish. A bit watery mouthfeel, like many stouts. Super-smooth ale carbonation, near-flat. Ok. Dry stouts are just generically boring I guess. Still quite enjoyable.
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap in a pub in Amsterdam that wasn’t exactly memorable...so I forgot the name.
Roasted Malts on the aroma, burned caramel and dark, winter fruits. Much the same on the taste, but possibly with an addition of milky tastes.
Maakun (1639) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Very dark reddish brown with very creamy thick long lasting head, looks great. Nice roasted taste, dry malts, touch of grapes and apple, dry burnt bitter finish. Light watery body and feel.
Patrickw (1) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Imagine my surprise when I picked up my usual 2 cases. And noticed that its now in an American Pint size. Guinness did this a while back. I popped one open and thought it was flat. Poured it out and got another and that was the same: No longer brewed in Ireland this is now produced in Scotland. Now the Scots can make good beer. But this overly carbonated swill is NOT Murphys. Its taste is flat as any American beer eg Bud. Dreadful. So its back to Guinness for me. Which is a shame because Murphys was so much better than Guinness : A nice coco /coffee flavor , deep full body But alas no more.
YantarCoast (511) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
440ml can. Pours dark black with a lovely head. Aroma of coffee beans, soy sauce, roasted malts. Taste is coffee.
triskaideka (239) - Killarney, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with off white head - with red tint when held up to the light. Nitro smothers most aroma. Tastes relatively sweet for the dry stout style - flavour is of roasted malts
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg in some dive bar in Glasgow. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is sweet, dry, creamy, cold, harsh finish.
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black color, white to beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, burnt caramel and dark fruits. Taste is the same. Medium body with medium carbonation.