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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55x11 (6) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks better in appearance than taste. Low alcohol (almost disappointingly watery) and smooth but not very deep palate. Decent head retention. Ok but not great.
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dephosphorus (8) - Vrilissia, GREECE - APR 21, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml can. A major disappointment. Too watery, boring and bland. Nothing interesting going on.
JasonTeraani (8) - BRAZIL - APR 18, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Muito boaaa... só achei pouco encorpada, pouco espumosa. Mas desce fácil dá pra tomar várias numa boa
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at King's Head Pub, Winnipeg. Classic nitro pour, thick light beige head. Very light, a little bit of dark fruit, pretty boring.
Estebanik (70) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strasznie wodnisty, wydaje się gorszy od Guinessa. Jakaś tam paloność w smaku jest i prawie nic poza tym.
mstrcrwly (558) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
had years ago..don’t remember where but forgot to rate..a step down from Guinness.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at Old Chicago, nitro pour reddish black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, sweet malts with a hint of spice. Taste was a mix of bread, toast, caramel, roast, coffee, slight cocoa, finishing slightly sweet, dry.
Senka (845) - 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 (115) - 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 (20) - 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