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 (366) - 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.
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.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with an off white head that lasts quite well. Smooth but thin texture with distinct chocolate flavors. Some nice hop bitterness in the finish.
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 (1014) - 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 (47) - 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.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium sized, toasted marshmellow colored head. Liquid is very dark. Aroma of coffe and cookie dough. Boy I might have to say that this is the best Non-Russian Stout that I have had. Super smooth and soft mouth feel. Flavor is not overly bitter. Dry finish. I could drink a lot of these in a Pub somewhere.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A big black beer with a nice tan coloured head. The aroma is full and roasty with lots of coffee notes. The taste is also nicely roasty with a little fruitiness at the end for good measure. A really good beer with typical stouty qualities.