chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a dry Irish stout; not an imperial stout. I read so many reviews that say that they want MORE from this beer. But this is not one of those overpowering stouts.
A very solid offering from a very fine brewery. The beer pours a very dark ruby amber tone that looks black almost opaque with a mahogany colored billowing two finger width head.
The aroma is where this beer shines. The dark fragrant roasts and strong coffee aroma just powerful.
The taste is not shabby either with very refined with hints of espresso and notes of sour cream. The dark roasted barley fills this beer with slight burnt finish that is pleasant when matched with the other flavors going on. The malts are prevalent, but the hops are not lost in the final judgment.
Medium body and an acidic mouthfeel.
A fine example of the style.
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Having this on nitro and it really works well. Head lasts forever. The toasty roasty flavors are perfectly tamed by the nitro. Excellent beer.
Taschert (8) - FRANCE - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml. Opaque black beer with a brown long lasting dense head. Light roasty coffee smell. Fizzy with a full body and a creamy texture. Taste chocolate, coffee and rosted malt. [07/2016]
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark black body with creamy head. Nose of plums, chocolate, berries. Taste is malts, chocolate, berries, vanilla. Creamy texture.
Idiosynkrasie (6193) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, fluffy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate, hints of liquorice, a minimally metallic touch, cautious fruity hints of blueberry. Taste is roasty dark malty, chocolately, fruity, a good deal of remnant sweetness, notes of dark and milk chocolate, hints of blueberry, blackberry, a minimally salty touch of liquorice; full body, smooth and soft palate, gentle carbonation.
kerenmk (4015) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mohawk Bend, L.A, 25.4.16. Nitro. Stark black with a milky white head. Chocolate cream aroma that’s followed by quite subtle roastiness. Subtle roasty-bitter taste, a little alcoholic with hints of chocolate liquor. Full body, creamy, long chocolate finish with a little alcohol.
BlackHaddock (6104) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4th June 2016, 12oz bottle into a lovely ’Kasteel’ glass. Looked great, black bodied with a solid tanned blanket of foam on top. Robust semi-burnt malts rule this brew giving an aroma and taste of ground coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice in equal measures. A true Dry Stout, I liked it.
Flanfl (603) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted mal, ashes, light vanilla notes. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa. Medium coffee bitter finish with some ashes. Medium body, medium-high carbo.
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angel77 (2276) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caña en el señor Lupulo Gijón tomada el 01..05..2016. (r1149). Color negro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores suaves maltas tostadas con ligeras especias. Cuerpo ligero a medio bastante líquido y fácil de beber. No está mal.
donandres (297) - , Washington, USA - APR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap to glass @ North Coast Brewing tap room@ Fort Bragg,CA
Appearance: Black, big foam-last long
Aroma: licorice, fragrant, aromatic
Taste: no bold taste, lightly bitter, light sweetness
Palate: light body, soft carbonation, abrupt finish
Overall: good beer, but not the top stout
Drank: April 13, 2016
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 15/04/2016
Color negro, sabor regaliz, torrefacto, ligera.