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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Senka (810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl can. Various brews over the last several years. Pours clear black with thick soft creamy head that stays. Head retention is on of the best. Iron and burnt malt in taste. Reminds of a creamy bitters. Slightly sour and acidic. I do not mind that. A good drink when served around 8degC. Medium bodied and smooth. Reminds of John Smiths.
puredelusion (103) - Lviv, UKRAINE - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5 can. Pours black colour with medium off-white creamy, long-lasting head. Aroma of cacao, chocolate , roasted malt. Non-transparent body. Light sweet and very smooth flavour with light coffee, chocolate notes. Aftertaste is dry and roasted malt, coffee bittersweet that comes with a little delay. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Better than Guinness.
Orange_times (13) - UKRAINE - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: not very deep with medium cacao and light milk chocolate notes. Appereance: Creamy head with light brown color, head longevity is mostly lasting, body particles are tin, body color is brown, Flavour: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour with little dark chocolate tone. Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish
nordic (100) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 500 ml (shared with friends).
Black color, non-transparent. Small head, stays long. Classic dry stout (very similiar to Guinness Draught). Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee taste. Very good beer.
rayaron (487) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 0.5l. Deep red with very nice creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and hint of cherry. Sweetish flavor with notes of coffee and roasted malt, light bitterness, some herbs notes, dry finish. Soft carbonation, creamy texture, medium-bodied. Looks great, tastes OK.
asimeow (166) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft 0,5l @Murphy’s, Schipol. Dark brown, caramel head. Vanilla aroma? Very mild. Surprisingly little licorice flavour. Just very mild and watery.
Leafs93 (1803) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank at Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Pours dark brown, almost black out of the can with a somewhat off tan head. Aroma is earthy, roasty, caramel and some burnt toast. Taste is mild bitters with a touch of sweetness, muted all around.
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Topped by a lovely and smooth nitro head. Other than that, pretty lackluster as stouts go.
mgajdaczewa (727) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
W aromacie praktycznie nic, pod koniec spod grubego kożucha piany przebil się lekki palony słód i ziołowa chmielowość. W smaku wytrawne, wręcz wodniste, nieco palonego słodu, metaliczny posmak z nieco pikantną goryczką o niskiej intensywności. Piwo użytkowe, mało walorów degustacyjnych. Ale jest ok!
Banksiz (46) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Trader Joe’s labelled Imported Stout Draught Style. Made in Edinburgh. Slight caramel-vanilla nose with a touch of roastiness. Pours a heavy black with a long-lasting creamy head. Moderately sweet with some phenolic-licorice notes (which I don’t particularly like). Creamy body, but with a slight wateriness compared with West Coast stouts--but it’s a traditional low-alcohol stout that goes down easily so that’s ok. Overall, pleasant, but not great.