nuka (1) - ROMANIA - APR 4, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color with a tan head. Very subtle coffee flavor, delicate enough not to distract from the hop taste. Compliments perfectly a chocolate dessert.
McWorta (998) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black in colour another light sucker, with a tan brown toast small toast head. Slick in texture and a bit fizzy. Notes of roasted malts and some hops is predominent, nice bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Well balanced beer with a nice long lasting lingering finish which is noticable throughout without being abrasive.
Holmen2 (1793) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ebony. Beige persistent head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely balanced with hops. Dry, no sweetness. A superb stout at only 4,0 ABV.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous coffee and peaty aromas. Thick black/brown coloring with a milk chocolate colored head. Roasted coffee flavoring isn't weak at all but is detracted from by a watery quality on the palate. Aftertaste is roasted and peaty like the aroma. You have to like peat flavoring to appreciate this one like you would an Islay scotch.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good one to drink if you love Stouts. A very good example of the style, bursting with malt flavor, very dark in color with a thick, full body.
scotty (1088) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cracker! Typical stout in appearance, good head and nice lines down the glass. Rich roast malt /coffee nose, very smooth palate, perhaps just a touch light, could perhaps do with another % of alcohol to add a bit more body, but never mind it’s lovely and worth seeking out. This came from The Fine Wine Shop on Musselburgh High Street.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black in color with large, creamy, dark tan head. Head dissipates rather quickly leaving nice lacing all along the glass. Rich chocolate malt aroma with dark roasted coffee notes. Tastes of chocolate with dark roasted coffee. I loved this. Could easily drink more.
authenticmead (66) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from: mainbrew.com
Visual: Pours pitch black with a very creamy and long lasting head.
Nose: Roasted malts, slightly smoky, toasted almonds, a touch of British hops.
Palate: light to medium body, exceptionally creamy and smooth, earthy peat like smokiness, and slightly tart.
Conclusion: Very easy to drink. The smoothest British stout that there is. The fact that it is this smooth for not being on nitro is no small achievement. It is an exceptional session stout; at 4% abv, you can drink a fair amount without becoming a blubbering idiot in no time flat. This is the stout for the Guinness lover. If you love Guinness, you will lust over this beer; it blows Guinness out of the water. This is the best session stout out there, so I highly recommend.
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pullon takia ostettu. Todella tumma ja hapokas. Ei makea, mutta muuten mainio. Kyllä tätä kannattaa ostaa.
slowrunner77 (7100) - 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!"