hershiser2 (2168) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
$5.49 500 ml bottle from Market Steer Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours BLACK with a giant, soft brown head. Luscious aroma of smoked peat, chocolates, coffee, earth, wood - this is amazing. Flavor is quote similar, yet not as strong. Smoked peat, light chocolate, coffee grounds. Slightly earthy, slightly woody. It doesn’t check in with that higher alcohol stout, but damn - if it did this would be a masterpiece.
hauxe (444) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a muddy head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee grounds, and is a touch vinous. It works and is very inviting. Taste is pleasantly bitter and quite dry, with roasted coffee, nuts, and smoke all present. The finish remains bitter, but also takes on a light sourness from the hops. Body is lighter than average for a stout, but I would not describe it as watery. A good stout, particularly if searching for a stout with a lower than average ABV.
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into wine glass. Black, cream head clings to side of glass. Nose is a bit sweet, i’d’ve guessed aged in bourbon barrels. Very dry stout, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Slightly bitter finish. Very nice dry stout.
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Max & Stas. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, caramel, nuts, and a smoky hint. Sweetish flavor, with chocolate, nuts, caramel, a bit of dark fruits, mild smokiness, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. A good one.
Pyobon (1314) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with short-lived brown head. Pleasant but subtle aroma - chocolate, coffee, dark malt, something medicinal. Medium body, slightly oily with modest bright carbonation. Taste is dominated by dark roast malt, with notes of burnt sugar. There’s some balancing acidity and some softer sweetness in the background. Pleasant but the taste is a bit harsh and lacks complexity.
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown colour with a chocolate-coloured head. The aroma contains faint hints of chocolate, the burn of brandy, and a touch of iron oil. Smooth flavour of roasted malt with a touch of cream and the scent of grass.
mudfly (67) - - FEB 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottiglia 500 ml. bellissimo e intenso nero con schiuma cremosa e persistente color caffè. Al naso aroma di malto tostato, caramello e note di liquirizia. In bocca è una favola: morbide note di malto tostato, cioccolato, intensa, morbida e equilibrata. Corpo medio carbonazione bassa. Ottima.
luttonm (4728) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at #x shitty tasting in Belgrade. Quite black with a lovely foamy tan head. vanilla, slightly medicinal, menthol. Buttery body, dry bitter malt finish. Nice enough aroma then underwhelming body. British alright but not fantastic.
ionutsalex (11) - ROMANIA - JAN 7, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Creamy heavy chocolate taste
After taste just marvelous
Best stout for me
Like eurovision. 12 points goes to dragonhead
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l at the Weird shitty tasting at Beerville Bar Belgrade Serbia.Bottle from the Great British festival.Pour it clear dark color with small white head.Aroma fruity, fresh dark fruits.Taste not so balanced or not so fresh, maybe spoiled a little bit, roasted malt, bittery in the middle.