Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hisses with that gorgeous nitro explosion on opening, and pours a creamy off-white, which settles into a persistent reverse cascade, eventually (after quite a few sighs) resulting in a clear, red-tinged black, with a perfect cream of head. Lacing is spectacular, as expected. Very fine bubbling as it's tilted. Really, it looks just about picture-perfect. Just about as good as an Irish Stout can look, and almost as perfect as you can expect from a can. Nose is smooth and creamy. No roast, perhaps a slight grainy toastiness, but more of that rich thick cream, some vanilla, and a suggestion of sweet spices: cinnamon and nutmeg—perhaps the only true darker tones to the aroma. Very nice. Taste is clean and light. Smooth, creamy entrance. More spice, nutmeg, and a slight minerally character. Again, very little true roast: there's a tickle on the back of mild toasty darkness, and a synergy between the darkness, the mineral character and even a suggestion of smoke that leaves a slight phosphorous character lingering. It's very nice and very smooth. Feel is as you would expect. Extremely creamy with almost no noticeable carbonation. Despite the richness it's relatively light, meaning it doesn't cloy in the mouth. I really love a good Irish Stout, and I think this is a particularly good one. It's certainly much, much better than the locally contract-brewed Guinness you'd get here in Australia. At 4% ABV, this is exquisitely sessionable. Indeed, the whole can went down without a question, and I'm already craving another.
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hauxe (168) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated from old notes. From a can. Pours black and creamy into the glass. Light chocolate taste. Light bodied and rathery watery. Unlike many stouts, this one can be quaffed in quantity. Drank many of these back in the day. Passable.
hockey9930 (216) - - JAN 19, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can on nitro. Black with thick smooth head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, and dirt. Very watery. A little vanilla and dark roasted coffee on finish. The palate is thin and watery. Good looking, but taste and texture are lacking.
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml can from supermarket. Pours with a thick creamy thick head, black/dark brown colour. Aroma is coffee, chocolate.. slight hoppy sidetaste. Carbonation could be better, but the texture otherwise is excellent.
Gaelic (96) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown Stout. Taste of mild chocolate, coffee. Convenient bitters.
Very drinkable in large amounts. Beautiful appearance in te glass
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pour beautifully, with wonderful nitro action, good head. Nose has very supple chocolate notes. Creamy mouthfeel, tobacco notes, roasted notes into the finish. This is a really good everyday beer - maybe Iíll replace my daily green tea with it.
EkinTelli (83) - TURKEY - DEC 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
its a classic stout coffe taste is more dominant but when you smell it youíll get a balanced choclate an coffe smell and it has good palate
17Beer (137) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of chocolate, chalk and coffee. Out of a can into a pint glass. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thick tan head with tight carbonation. Understated tastes witha creamy texture and a chalky finish. Not distinctive and it doesnít improve through the glass. (Iíve had better on tap) Itíll do if you canít find another stout and donít feel like any other style.
klu9 (213) - Krakůw, POLAND - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat karmelowo-czekoladowy, w smaku lekkie, mleczne i bardzo przyjemne. Niegazowane. Piana delikatna i pozostająca na szklance.
beertholomeus (1437) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a cascading khaki head. Roasty malt, caramel, toffee, toast, coffee and mocha aroma and flavors. Medium light body and served on nitro. Roasty malt and mocha finish.
Larry_Duffman (246) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured it from the can into a glass. It pours very nicely with a fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. It pours an opaque black color. The aroma is roasty, coffee, and some chocolate. The taste is roasted coffee and chocolate. Itís very creamy with some roasty bitterness. This is a simple but excellent stout.