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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hajsman (77) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. It looks nice, black with creamy head. Nothing special in the aroma, some deeply hidden chocolate and white cream. It’s light and has very nice smooth texture. Very simple but enjoyable at the same time
knasputte78 (608) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Svart med ett litet krämigt skum. Överraskande tunn smak, urvattnat. Lätt rostat och lite kolatoner
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indrekr (407) - ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: black, clear, rocky head, tan foam, medium quantity, lasts long. Aroma: fried black bread, roasty, kvass. Taste:lightly sour, lightly bitter. Palate: light body, thin feel, flat, very light bitter, long finish.
meldorf75 (31) - - OCT 1, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
W aromacie karmel I kawa. Piana gesta I dlugo sie trzyma. Barwa ciemna. W smaku czuc palony slud I mila goryczka
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voyageurmike (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a Guinness glass, dark brown red with a creamy head. Light bodied (watery) with faint malt aroma. Coffee and malt taste, very mildly bitter finish. Bland beer.
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
0,5l can from Viking Line Tax Free. Pours almost black. Aroma is roasted coffee and some chocolate. The aroma is alright but I’m very disappointed with the taste. It was watery and bitter. And bitter as if something was wrong. As if all the taste was run through water too many times. Don’t see the hype.
BreWedge (488) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ O'Reilly's St. John's, NL. Pours opaque with a thick, creamy, mocha head. Aromas are vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes are coffee, bittersweet chocolate, wood,and chalk. Full body, smooth and creamy, medium chalky, bitter finish.
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Blade86 (1286) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, dark ruby brown reflexes, big creamy long lasting foam, roasty coffee aroma, light sweetness and bitterness, light body,thin, smooth feel, average carbonation, moderately long bittersweet and dry finish
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WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Big Jug, Durham. Dark brownish-red, with a thick and fine mocha head. Roasted malt aroma with cream. Heavy flavours of roasted malts, slight cream, and plastic sheeting.
punkska101 (1766) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ marco’s A: light roasty, a touch of chocolate, light caramel App: dark brown border black thick lasting beige head and great lacing.. T/p: medium body short bitter finish. Creamy, it’s pour with nitro. O: generic and a bit blend . great creamy texture.