pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 500mL bottle. Dark reddish brown (near black) with tan head. Dark fruits predominant in the aroma with some mild sweet roasted malt, a little smokey. Flavour doesn’t show the fruit at all, just some mild smokey roast, but mostly watery. Quite disappointing from the aroma.
gegwilson (520) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BeerRitz in Leeds. Pours black with a tan head. Quite sweet and fruity. Meaty with red wine notes and a touch of coffee. A wee bit spicy too. Interesting.
Beerbaron42 (28) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unbelievable beer, without doubt my favourite stout. Full bodied and smooth to drink with a lovely nose. This is one beer I would go back to again and again.
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themightyjag (105) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons.
Thick bubbly light tan head, very dark body with just a touch of amber. Good lacing. Nose is berries, coffee and chocolate. Flavour of roast nuts, chocolate, coffee, berries on the finish and more chocolate. Rich, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Really tasty.
allmyvinyl (1912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home. Jet black with a thick off-white head. Big roasted malt aromas, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste has more, bitterness more than sweet. Good long finish and pretty full-bodied for the strength.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firstly, a traditional scots beer from a real scots brewery - no overtly nationalistic pridegasm here or anything. Secondly, the flavour is just so intricate and awesome. 500ml bottle from Coop. Rich dark brown-black pour with a weak white head that bubbles away quickly, spotty lacing. Aroma is earthy - presence of peat smoke, toasted barley, chocolate, coffee grounds.Mouthfeel is clean, low carbonation, medium alcohol warmth. Taste is a depth of chocolately, nutty roast malts, ripe fleshy berry and currant balanced by a bready, sappy chewiness from the hop presence. Wicked brew.
ComradeK (908) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep chestnut, verging on black, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves a little lacing. Slightly jammy dried fig, chocolate and a mildly savoury, meaty note make up the aroma. Mild fruity hops up front give way to black coffee and mild milk chocolate in the mid-palate. Leathery dried fig comes into the finish. All in all, this is not a bad old ale, although I have had better.
Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 04.11.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasted, dark malts, wet grain, dark sugar, caramel, coffee, chocolate, hay, almonds, hints of unripe banana. Taste is a little watery, dark malts, hay, chocolate, grain, coffee. Medium bitterness, thin body. Fair enough.
Beerhammaren (862) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
.5l bottle from Lutakon Supermarket Pours deep dark brown, almost black with low head. Aroma is burned malts, dark fruits and hops. Flavor is hops, burned malts, dark fruits. Nice!
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great stout-style ale. Coffee & bitter chocolate with a long & slightly sweet aftertaste.
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