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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voyageurmike (283) - 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 (482) - 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 (1274) - Wroc³aw, 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 (1736) - 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.
Michael27 (804) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frisch vom Hahn in Jelenia Gora. Dunkley Rotbraun im Glas. Malzig-kratzig, wie ein Stout sein muss.
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musta olut paksulla kermaisella parin sentin vaahtokerroksella, joka jättää kivasti pitsiä. Typpikapselin ansiota toki. Tuoksu paahteisen maltainen, kahvinen ja suklainen. Maku paahteinen, kahvinen ja suklainen sekä "maitoinen". Hieman vetinen. Keskitäyteläinen kermainen suutuntuma. Pesee Guinnessin vastaavan yllättävän selvästi.
LazyPyro (567) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
440ml nitro can (as Murphy’s Draught Irish Stout) poured into a Guinness pint glass :)
Black appearance with a one-two finger thick creamy and perfectly smooth beige head, good retention. Aroma: lightly roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: same as the aroma, chocolate and roasted malt flavours, coffee, bittersweet. Very low carbonation, smooth but quite watery texture. Quite similar to Guinness, probably not as good in my opinion, but it’s a standard drinkable stout.
digitalviking (93) - - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good standby dry stout, I like it better than Guinness (maybe just cuz it’s indier) but also I find it creamier and less variable.