KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film with a large collar and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, baker’s chocolate and dark roasted coffee.
The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off a bitter malty with a slight molasses sweetness and a strong bitter chocolate note, and finishing with a large dose of roasted coffee and a smooth bitter ending. The flavor lasted a decently long time following the swallow with a bitter coffee taste that was left to linger.
Mouthfeel was a few shade above medium in body with a thin oily texture and a carbonation that was just past mild.
Overall this brew was a prime example of a bitter Dry Stout, possessing a decent body and taste along with a nice easy drinkability...
davidezdonz (35) - , HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. There was no bottled or best by date on the bottle. The beer poured a rich opaque black colour with a bit less than one finger caramel tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a small amount of lacing. Aromas are a bit weak, but mainly of roasted malts, cocoa dark chocolate and brown sugar. There is also a slight amount coffee mixed in. Tastes of sweet cocoa and roasted malts followed by brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee and maybe a small amount of caramel. Creamy, sticky, light to medium bodied with light carbonation and a small alcohol kick. Overall this was a decent stout that may be a little bit on the sweet side. However when compared to Guinness, I have to say that I’m leaning towards Guinness for a variety of reasons. It’s not as sweet, only one-third of the cost, and a lot easier to find in Hong Kong since its available in every supermarket.
cutitoutdave (65) - - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown opaque with full tan head. Aroma of roasted Malta, chocolate. Semi sweet roasted flavor with dry finish. Full bodied. Nice drinkable stout.
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rosenbergh (8290) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the North Coast Taproom, Fort Bragg, CA.
Dark brown almost black colour with a small to mid-size creamy tan head.
Mild dry roasted malt, mild bitterness and mild liquorice in the aroma.
The flavour is dry roasted malt, moderate bitterness and mild coffee. Balanced. Dry and roasted.
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black with a solid tan head, bands of lace. Aroma of sweet malt. Taste is toasted malt with coffee and a bit of chocolate that moves firm;y through the swallow to a lightly hopped finish. Big-bodied, balanced, enjoyable.
swannycellars (29) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown with thin beige head. Lovely aromas of sweet pastry, choc, vanilla and raisin. Taste is quite sweet with loads of milk chocolate and stewed dark fruit. Great value stout.
gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really dark. Subtle chocolate. Thin head. Mild. Medium body. Easy drinking stout.
kristaps (16) - LATVIA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Almost black color. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is full bodied, quite dry and roasty
markducommun (327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black, ample, creamy tan, fine grained head. Deep caramel, some light coffee and chocolate. Lightly bitter, very long pleasant sweetness. Very round body, medium heavy, creamy, light effervescence. Medium finish. Excellent.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2869) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBB Bud. Pitch black with a beige head of dense foam. A rich savory chocolate nose. Smooth med-light body with a taste of chocolate covered raisins & dark bitter malts. Quite pleasant actually.
mike67 (893) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee and brown sugar. Body is medium, creamy and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. On a sweet side but tasty brew.