Essex (46) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased from Discount Supermarket. Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a dark watery black colour, with a small white head, no lacing.
Smells dark and stronger than it’s actual abv.
Tastes nice, very nice mix of hops and malts like the bitter but this time darker and more burnt undertones. You can tell the difference in malt types.
Overall a lovely stout, very drinkable.
Frovigalning (2024) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a delicacy store in Cardiff. It poured a pitch black liquid with a big brown head. Smell of milk chocolate, dark musty bread and a roasted note. Similar taste. Nice Choco Stout.
omhper (17456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Very dark brown, rich beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel, plenty of milk chocolate. Low bitterness.
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Favourite beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Dark brown to black with tan head. Initially quite sharp from natural carbonation, which eases giving coffee and dark chocolate notes though never bitter. Some milkyness and a hint of liquorice. Pretty decent overall.
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours the darkest murky brown colour with a small beige head. aroma of toasted grain and hazelnuts, with light hints of herbal hops and milk chocolate. flavour is the same, the somewhat dull toasted grainy notes taking the foeground again, with hints of grass behind that. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Waitrose Abergavenny. Deep black colour, mid-sized beige head. Aroma of chocolate. Full-bodied, malty base, complemented by bitter-sweet chocolate flavours. Hints of dark berries and dried fruit. Very nice indeed.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are rich roast malts with hazelnuts and not as much chocolate as expected. Flavours are gritty grain with roast malts. Slightly salty with spritzy yeast and chocolate and weetabix malts. Dry on the finish. Good.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Papsø’s on 8/30/09: Porus a mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges and a well-lacing clingy off-white head. Has a sweet chocolate and smoky nose with some roasty coffee notes. Starts with a lightly effervescent body with some dark caramel sweetness and a touch of milk chocolate before a drier finish. A pretty drinkable chocolate stout, but could be fuller bodied.
downender (5187) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewer’s Droop, Bristol. Near black, opaque with plenty of carbonation. Light, coffee and milk chocolate aroma with a touch of grassy hops. Light mouth feel, with roasted malts, more chocolate coating the mouth and dry finish. Good.
rand (1000) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml from Thirst for Beer in Pwllheli (Wales).
Dark red-brown, creamy and persistent foam. Aromas chocolate, torrefied grains, coffee. Mouth creamy, hints of smoked, dark chocolate, touches of liquorice. Sweet and supple with fruity, but dry finish