Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the chriso pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Vintage c. 2004. Pours clear, dark brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds notes of milk chocolate, toasty toffee, caramel. Light-medium sweet flavor with old wood, cocoa, ash, cardboard, dried berries, dirt. Light bodied with aveage carbonation. Sweet finish with burnt toast, mild cocoa, subtle roast, light cardboard, more berries, burnt caramel. Novel. Has held up reasonably well.
jbtallguy (145) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In fles van 0.5liter. Donker van kleur met een goede schuimkop. Chocolade koffie achtige smaak. Aparte nasmaak die ik niet kan omschrijven.
sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l bottle at home. Dark colour. Brown head. First impression : stout. Coffee. Chocolate. The finish was to dry and little whisky taste. Not my taste.
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body’s black, head’s beige-brown, and maybe some purple tones. Some fine lacing.
Aroma; roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, dusty hops.
Taste; roasted malts, cocoa, black chocolate, coffee, dusty hops, moves into cocoa-sauce and dry coffee in finish. Dry and nice on palate. Approved indeed.
[50cl brown bottle, abv4.0%, BB jan.2016, B@K skanssi Turku, T@höme]
UXO (911) - CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly solid black with just a hint of lightening around the margins, two fingers of beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing (4/5). Nose is coffee, faint chocolate, dark roast malts, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, faint smoke (8/10). Taste is low sweetness and moderate bitter with some citrus tart, spice, and a hint of smoke (8/10). Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish (4/5).
Starts out quite well-behaved and pleasant - not too much sweetness, and a nicely bitter bite. The carbonation is too high for it to have a smooth texture, but it certainly prevents any mouth-coating behaviour, and keeps the body relatively light and crisp. It opens up nicely as it warms, with some dark fruit, leather, and tobacco coming out to play. A solid performer, and quite drinkable with its low ABV. (16/20)
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/black with an off white head. Grassy, weedy, licorice aroma. Light dark chocolate, licorice, grassiness, light citrus... A bit messy but OK.
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slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"the richness of the body and flavor of this beer totally hides the fact that it’s only 4% abv. there is chocolate and some smoke on the nose. the feel is rich and very smooth. the finish smooth as well. my friend got way more smoke than i did out of this beer. i thought it was more like a thin bodied milk stout. sweet and tastes like malted chocolate with a hint of smoke. if this came in 6 packs, i’d be drinkin’ it lots!"
tia (1342) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark with tan head that dissipated and light lacing. I get chocolate-cherry, tobacco, light play-doh, and roastiness. Nice dry bitter flavor with some coffee on the finish. Heavy on the carbonation.
HopTsing (469) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a dark brew with little head. Nice subtle aromas of earthy, roasty malt and a hint of chocolate. Flavor was all the above, a bit dry, with very little hoppyness.
rotaman14 (398) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, Kirkwall. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, burnt toast and some vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, dark coffee. Nice stout!